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May 02, 2013

What Your Students Will Need to Get a Job at Amazon

This Wall Street Journal interview with a recruiting director for Amazon.com has some K-12 pertinence (in a trickle-down kind of way).

April 29, 2013

Teacher Goes Beyond Call of Duty With Kidney Donation

Teachers give students all sorts of things--homework, snacks, grades, advice, detention. But the Associated Press reports that one Ohio teacher recently gave her former kindergartner something much more critical: a kidney.

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.

March 14, 2013

Happy 25th National Pi Day, Math Teachers (and Other Number-philes)!

Math teachers, take note--today is the 25th anniversary of National Pi Day, which recognizes the mathematical constant pi (¤Ç).

February 26, 2013

Student Surveys vs. Customer Service

Jatish Marsh, a middle school health teacher in Georgia, explains that her state, like many others, is using student surveys as part of the teacher-evaluation process, a fact that she says she "accept[s]." But there are some communication issues.

February 22, 2013

Teachers' Field-Trip Prank Sparks Anger

Some teachers at a school in Windsor, Ontario, are facing a backlash after they duped students into thinking they were going on class trip to Disney World in Florida.

February 12, 2013

Special Ed. Teacher's Anti-Gay Remarks Spark Firestorm

An Indiana special education teacher who is part of a Christian group that wants to ban LGBT students from the high school prom told a local T.V. station that she doesn't believe gays have a "purpose in life."

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.

January 29, 2013

The Latest in School Safety: Bullet-Resistant Dry-Erase Boards

Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.

January 14, 2013

Gallup: Student Engagement Drops With Each Grade

With every year that passes between 5th and 12th grade, the number of students who are engaged with school declines steadily.

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