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November 12, 2010

The Perils of Being the 'Cool' Teacher

It's nice to be well-liked by your students, but there's such a thing as being a just little too cool for your own good.

November 09, 2010

Can Babies Cure Bullies?

A program that brings babies to the classroom to encourage students' empathy could help solve the nation's bullying problem.

November 03, 2010

Job Safety vs. Student Safety

It's dark outside and a student has stayed late to help you. Should you give her a ride home? One blogger says it's a "no-brainer."

October 26, 2010

The Real Lives of Immigrant Students

Just in case you weren't aware: Our Teacher book club discussion of Just Like Us: The True Story of Four Mexican Girls Coming of Age in America by Helen Thorpe is going on all this week. I'm biased, of course, but it's a pretty powerful discussion so far—one that really takes you up close to th...

October 25, 2010

Black Males: Disenfranchised at School

Young adult African-American males interviewed by the St. Petersburg Times reveal some common themes about their school days: They recall feeling disenfranchised, trapped in stereotyped roles, and lacking in meaningful connections with their teachers and other adults. "I feel like I intimidate mos...

October 22, 2010

Obama Speaks Out on Bullying of Gay Students

The president takes a moment to reach out to gay students who have been bullied: "You didn't do anything to deserve to being bullied. And there's a whole world waiting for you filled with possibilities." Watch:

October 21, 2010

The Risks of 'Friending'

NYC Educator says that it's not even close to worth the risk for teachers to friend their students on Facebook: I don't friend students on Facebook, and I'd advise you not to do so either. Simply having done that could potentially bolster a false claim against you. Now that there's no rubber room...

October 21, 2010

Field Trip to the Polls

A Cincinnati public school took three vanloads of voting-age students to the polls during school hours and gave them sample ballots--which only showed Democratic candidates.

October 08, 2010

Students Protest Filth, Violence at School

Students at a New Jersey high school used Facebook to organize a protest of what they call a filthy, unsafe school environment.

October 06, 2010

Four Ways to Handle Student Behavior Problems

With the new school year in full swing, a number of school systems are experimenting with creative new methods to curb negative student behavior.

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