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.
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December 02, 2013
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
T.H.E Journal compiles nine tips on for teachers interested in flipping their classroomsdefined as having students watch videos lessons on their own while reserving classtime for more one-on-one instruction and active learning.
July 18, 2013
Award-winning teacher Rafe Esquith says that expert teachers are leaving schools at an alarming rate because of top-down mandates.
July 10, 2013
A new tech platform lets teachersor anyone else, for that mattercreate and share their own interactive lessons or courses.
April 10, 2013
A new technology program allows instructors to track their students' reading progress in digital textbooks.
January 31, 2013
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
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.