In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.
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June 27, 2016
April 21, 2016
"Root," a magnetic, hexagonal device that travels across a white board and performs a variety of behaviors in response to students' digital commands, is designed to get students thinking in the logic of coding.
March 27, 2016
Teachers generally invest a lot of money in their classrooms. But for new teachers, a lack of guidance may lead to a lot of misspent money.
March 18, 2016
As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.
January 15, 2016
The Digital Innovators program recognizes educators for use of technology and digital media in instruction.
December 11, 2015
Educator are increasingly looking for creative ways to make math applicable to the real world and more interesting for students. One of the latest trends is "social justice math."
August 28, 2015
Success of another endeavor and teachers' interest inspired the Academy of American Poets to create a program that introduces poetry regardless of discipline.
June 23, 2015
Popular podcast series "Serial" inspired an English teacher to change up her class's final exam by asking groups of students to produce their own podcast.
May 18, 2015
When their principal resigned due to illness earlier this year, the teachers at the rural Athens Community School in Maine came up with a novel idea for leading the school in the future: They would simply (or maybe not so simply) do it themselves.
May 07, 2015
A new study from Michigan State University attempts to understand one aspect of great teaching by focusing on how some educators use creativity to inform instruction.