John Cisna, a high school science teacher in Iowa, reportedly lost nearly 40 pounds in part by partaking of an calorie-limited McDonalds-only diet that he used as a class project on nutrition. But did he cross a line by involving his students in his weight loss expedition?
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A man was arrested in Salem, Ore., yesterday after carrying a pressure cooker into the offices of the Oregon Teacher Standards and Practice Commission and claiming he was trying to blow up the sign outside because of a misspelling.
March 14, 2013
Math teachers, take note--today is the 25th anniversary of National Pi Day, which recognizes the mathematical constant pi (π).
February 04, 2013
The pastor of a Pentecostal church in Beaumont, Tex., who runs a firearms-training business on the side is now offering free shooting lessons to teachers and school administrators.
November 19, 2012
From the Associated Press: "A teacher in the southern Idaho town of Declo is being criticized after she had her fourth-grade students use permanent markers to draw on the faces of children who failed to meet reading goals."
August 20, 2012
According to the Ayn Rand Institute's Books to Teachers Program, teachers requested more than 400,000 copies of the author's books in the 2011-12 school year, a 30 percent increase in requests from the 2010-11 school year.
August 10, 2012
By guest blogger Ellen Wexler According to a new study that surveyed 2,000 teachers across the United States and Canada, one out of four science teachers who used lab animals in their classrooms released the organisms into local environments after they were done using them for instructional purpos...
May 31, 2012
Two researchers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison have created a robot teacher that can gauge students' level of attention and use some of the same techniques as human teachers to bring it back, according to the United Kingdom-based New Scientist.
December 14, 2011
A teacher in Nanuet, N.Y., recently made headlines after she told her 2nd grade class that there is no Santa Claus.
December 13, 2011
A new study reports that college students who chewed gum prior to taking a test exhibited improved memory function and performed better than their non-gum-chewing counterparts. The theory behind this, according to one of the study's authors, is that the chewing motion improves blood flow to the brai...