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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.

May 23, 2013

New Thinking on the Costs of Punitive Discipline

New research finds that harsh punishments can help students "internalize" moral norms but that they do so at a dual cost.

May 15, 2013

PD Program Targets Cross-Curricular Reading and Confidence

At an event in downtown Washington yesterday, panelists discussed a professional development program that brings reading and social/emotional learning together and according to several studies is having positive effects in both areas.

April 29, 2013

Jason Collins on Teaching 'Acceptance'

In a significant moment in professional sports history, Jason Collins, a 12-year veteran of the NBA, came out today as the first openly gay male athlete in a major U.S. team sport--and in doing so offered a charge to teachers.

April 16, 2013

Talking to Kids About Boston and Bombs

Just 24 hours ago, two bombs went off at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three people, including an 8-year-old boy, and injuring some 170 more. There's also a good chance you'll need to address this horrifying event--which has been documented through vivid and often gruesome images--with your students.

April 12, 2013

Weekend Read: Teaching Students Self-Control

In the Washington Post Magazine, Andrew Reiner offers a sweeping look at the disparate approaches schools have taken in their attempts to teach students self-control, which many studies have shown has an impressive correlation to later success in life.

March 27, 2013

Researcher: It's OK for Kids to be Bored

A British education researcher says it's mistake to think that children need to be "constantly occupied and constantly stimulated."

February 08, 2013

Should Introverts Be Graded on Classroom Participation?

In the Atlantic, teacher Jessica Lahey makes an argument for continuing to calculate classroom participation into student grades, despite complaints from the parents of introverted students.

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