PBS Math Club's interactive video series seeks to relate math to students' interests to make it more interesting to a middle school demographic.
October 2013 Archives
A new tech tool, backed by $3.5 million in financing, is designed to let teachers communicate efficiently with their students outside of class without having to resort to social-media or text-message appeals that might come off as "creepy."
The Washington-based National Council on Teacher Quality released its annual report rounding up states' teacher-evaluation policies, which have become increasingly stringent over the last few years.
The ever-enticing Buzzfeed published a list of "24 Thoughtful Gifts for Teachers." And commenters weren't too happy about the selections.
An initial study of CARE For Teachers finds that the program increases well-being, efficacy, and mindfulness for teachers, while helping them cope with burnout.
A Wired magazine story looks at the effects of a "radical new teaching method" in which teachers stop direct instructing and start posing problems for students to solve. Could the approach lead, as one educational researcher posits, to teacherless schools?
On Oct. 29, some 6,000 schools will reportedly be participating in the 12th annual Mix It Up at Lunch Day, an initiative that encourages students to break out of their habitual social patterns and sit with someone new at lunch time. This year, the group behind the idea is asking Congress to participate as well.
At Lincoln-Erdman Elementary School in Sheboygan, Wis., a new program puts 4th and 5th grade students together in classes according to their skill levels, reports the Sheboygan Press. The program aims to allow teachers to tailor class time to students' needs and to prepare students for middle school, where they will switch classrooms every period.
While teacher-evaluation results were high for most of New York state, they were low in urban pockets, including Syracuse.
Here's an interesting urban renewal story that has a very distinct connection to teaching: In an effort to revive its blighted downtown area, the city of Newark, N.J., last month officially launched a new development known as Teachers Village.
After serving as a Marine and doing several tours in Afghanistan with the Nevada Air National Guard, 45-year-old Michael Landsberry died a hero on his home turf, in a civilian role. On Monday, the 8th grade math teacher and soccer coach was killed while trying to protect students from a school-aged gunman.
Oct. 21, 2013 is the National Day on Writing, which will discuss how people use writing in their everyday lives to connect with others.
In a disconcerting New York magazine article, Lisa Miller asks whether it's possible to be both ethical and a parentand comes to the disturbing conclusion that it very well may not be. She begins by asking readers to imagine a scenario in which they just discovered their 4th grader has licethe night before the state language arts test that will determine where she goes to middle school. Miller writes: So here is what you do. You pretend that you didn't see what you saw, that the lice don't exist. You fill your child's mind with calm, positive,...
200 high school students participated in a survey about Oregon public high schools that seeks to give students a voice in education reform in the state.
This morning PEOPLE magazine announced the six winners of its second annual "Teacher of the Year" contest.
A Syracuse high school is serving as a case study for how apparent glitches in an evaluation system can affect teacher moraleand potentially jeopardize teachers' careers.
Among its other reverberations in the ed world, the government shutdown has made life particularly complicated for U.S. Department of Defense teachers.
Nearly every teacher in the U.S. now knows about the Common Core State Standards, and 73 percent of math, English, science, and social studies teachers in states that have adopted them say they are enthusiastic about their implementation, according to a new survey.
A classic 2011 story from the satirical news site The Onion has aptly resurfaced this week: "Emergency Team of 8th-Grade Civics Teachers Dispatched to Washington."
The "status" of teachers varies widely across countries, according to a new survey, with teachers in China having the highest social standing of those countries measured.
A recently-published study found that teachers are more likely to be diagnosed with speech and language disorders.
A series of articles in The Atlantic debates the usefulness of homework for students from the perspectives of teacher, student, and parent.