In a Slate article, Annie Murphy Paul describes the growing concern, backed by new research, that students retain less when they engage in media multitasking during learning.
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May 08, 2013
May 02, 2013
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
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
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
Math teachers, take note--today is the 25th anniversary of National Pi Day, which recognizes the mathematical constant pi (π).
February 26, 2013
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
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
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
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
Plenty of PR pitches for classroom products come our way, but this one for "bullet-resistant dry erase boards" got the office talking.