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June 03, 2014

Is Direct Instruction a School-Equity Issue?

An education professor writes that direct instruction presents a quandary for educators. On the one hand, he says, it can to help students' acquire basic skills and do better on standardized tests. On the other, it embodies a highly restrictive view of learning.

February 10, 2014

The Art of Using Checklists in the Classroom

The use of simple checklists to manage complex, sometimes unwieldy projects has been a trending topic in many industries. Teaching is no exception.

February 05, 2014

Is Data-Driven Instruction Ready to Include the Instructors?

Members of a Washington panel discussion on teacher use of data agreed that educators need better training in data, but first teachers need to trust it.

December 02, 2013

Teacher: Outdated Classroom Designs Hinder Learning

Austin, Texas, elementary school teacher Emily E. Smith argues that classroom-design conventions are in need of a serious upgrade. She explains how, to create a more creative space for learning, she reconfigured her own classroom based on photos of successful tech startup offices

November 25, 2013

In Flipped Classrooms, Videos Require Attention

T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classrooms—defined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.

July 18, 2013

Esquith on Why Great Teachers Are Leaving

Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.

July 10, 2013

Resource Watch: Interactive Lesson-Creation Tool

A new tech platform lets teachers—or anyone else, for that matter—create and share their own interactive lessons or courses.

April 10, 2013

Big Brother in a Textbook?

A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.

January 31, 2013

National Online Teacher of the Year Finalists Announced

Three finalists for the National Online Teacher of the Year Award were announced yesterday by the Southern Regional Education Board and the International Association for K-12 Online Learning.

January 28, 2013

Will Digital 'Textbooks' Change Teaching?

Comprising videos, customizable assignments and activities, and test-administration functionality, the latest generation of digital textbooks seem, according to those in the know, less like textbooks than entire courses in and of themselves.

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