A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.
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June 01, 2016
An English professor argues that good teachers tend to share a few common dispositional traits.
May 04, 2016
Researchers found that teachers who participated in mindfulness-based interventions and stress-reducing strategies were more emotionally supportive and demonstrated greater sensitivity to students.
December 23, 2014
A new study says that when children are less likely to lie when they understand that telling the truth will be met with happiness from both the inquisitor and the children themselves.
July 10, 2014
Children of same-sex parents are better-behaved, healthier, and have more cohesive families compared to children of opposite-sex couples, according to a new study.
February 03, 2014
A new study distinguishes between real positive benefits of some kinds of rumormongering.
February 03, 2014
Sarah Camiscoli, a literacy intervention teacher for English-language learners at a small public middle school in the South Bronx, moved away from disciplining to listening and gaining greater understanding of her students' needs.
November 16, 2013
Author-educators Marc Prensky and Will Richardson opened up this weekend's conference with some big ideas on how technology is changing learning and the many ways schools need to adapt and catch up.
October 17, 2013
In a disconcerting New York magazine article, Lisa Miller asks whether it's possible to be both ethical and a parent—and comes to the disturbing conclusion that it very well may not be. She begins by asking readers to imagine a scenario in which they just discovered their 4th grader has lic...