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January 15, 2016

PBS LearningMedia Calling All 'Tech Savvy' Educators for PD Program

The Digital Innovators program recognizes educators for use of technology and digital media in instruction.

December 11, 2015

To Enliven Lessons, Teachers Bring Social Justice Into Math Classes

Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."

August 28, 2015

Poetry Group Launches Weekly Poem Project for Teachers

Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.

June 23, 2015

English Teacher Bases Final Exam on 'Serial' Podcast

Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.

May 18, 2015

Teachers in Maine School Decide to Go Ahead and Run the Place

When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.

May 07, 2015

How Do Teachers Get Creative? A Study Investigates

A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.

March 31, 2015

Is 'Multi-Classroom' Teaching in Your Future?

In Nashville, Bailey Middle Prep tries to keep good teachers like Whitney Bradley in the classroom by turning them into multi-classroom team leaders.

August 29, 2014

Time With Nature Reduces Student Stress, Research Says

Schools can reduce stress simply by allowing children to play in green spaces, instead of only focusing on teaching children how to cope with stress.

August 28, 2014

Standing Desks May Be the Next Classroom Trend

Letting students stand in class, rather than forcing them to sit, may be beneficial for students' health and increase concentration levels.

May 13, 2014

English Class Publishes E-Book (and It's Already More Popular Than 'The Odyssey')

Freshmen Honors English students at Los Gatos High School in Los Gatos, Calif., self-published a poetry anthology last week, believed to be the first class-produced e-book.

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