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February 03, 2014

Researchers: Gossip May Have Some Benefits (Even in Schools)

A new study distinguishes between real positive benefits of some kinds of rumormongering.

February 03, 2014

A Teacher on 'Listening' Rather Than 'Disciplining'

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

Rethinking Teacher Roles in a New Networked World

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

Do Parents Leave the Ethics to Teachers?

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...

September 18, 2013

Kids Today: The Social-Media Menace

Experts say adults need to take a more active role to curb kids' abuse of social-media services.

September 12, 2013

Teacher Quote of the Week

"I'm so happy to live in a world in which I don't need to defend the educational benefits of turquoise water, wooden boats, chop sticks, clothes pins, and rocks," says Teacher Tom.

June 24, 2013

Are Teachers 'At the Table' Or 'On the Menu'? Hard to Tell.

Thursday's "Evaluation Reform: Finding Solutions through Teachers" at the American Institutes for Research was just the type of 30,000-foot-level Washington event that disenfranchised teachers seem to fear is changing the course of their profession.

June 20, 2013

A Surprise Classroom Lesson in Acceptance

A first-year teacher in Canada who recently came out as gay to his students describes how his "tough" class offered their acceptance in a way that moved him to tears.

June 06, 2013

Sandy Hook Teacher Starts Nonprofit to Teach Empathy

Having survived the horrific attack at Sandy Hook Elementary school, and been on the receiving end of enormous generosity afterward, 1st grade teacher Kaitlin Roig began thinking about ways to give back.

May 28, 2013

Portrait of a Teen Tech User

An article examining a pretty typical-sounding 14 year-old girl's relationship with technology makes useful reading for middle and high school school teachers.

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