Principals and teachers hope these book vending machines will encourage good behavior and foster a love of reading. They might—but schools should make sure they don't discourage already reluctant readers, says one researcher.
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A new study finds that students tend to stay on task better when their teachers increase their ratio of praise to reprimand.
March 19, 2018
A Wrinkle in Time, the beloved classic by Madeleine L'Engle, is now on the big screen. Educators, celebrities, and nonprofits are teaming up to make students don't miss it.
January 30, 2018
When a no-grades advocate wrote that gradeless classrooms can improve student learning, teachers responded with some excitement and some skepticism.
November 08, 2017
One organization is working to eliminate the financial burden of having pets in the classroom.
August 28, 2017
Bands that let students stretch their feet back and forth while sitting can reduce off-task behaviors, an independent study has found.
July 27, 2017
Eight teachers teamed up with Old Navy to star in music videos geared toward inspiring students.
June 07, 2017
Teachers share their best strategies for ending the year on a good note.
May 11, 2017
Fidgets spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say it's having the exact opposite effect.
May 08, 2017
Eighteen-year-old Raven Osborne will receive her bachelor's degree in sociology with a minor in early-childhood education this week—but she doesn't graduate from high school until May 22.