Jennifer Rand, a high school teacher in State College, Pa., has come to the realization that a big reason why students today don't seem to share her own love of reading is that they are too simply too busy.
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A new study out of Emory University offers evidence that reading novels is more than just high-level entertainment. It also appears to be good for your brain.
December 04, 2013
A new survey out of the United Kingdom finds that, despite their apparent absorbtion in digital devices, young people still seem to like their books in printed form. Meanwhile, The New York Times examines the curious "staying power" of the book.
August 28, 2013
A presentation expert uses a visual-display tool to analyze the shape and rhetorical patterns in Martin Luther King Jr.'s "I Have a Dream" speech.
April 05, 2013
In honor of National Poetry Month (and Friday .... whew, it's Friday!), we felt compelled to pass along a poem that a teacher sent to us.
April 02, 2013
Language arts teachers take note: According to Atlantic staff writer Megan Garber, the dreaded "who/whom" distinction may soon be a thing of the past.
March 28, 2013
Chinua Achebe's most famous novel, Things Fall Apart, a trenchant exploration of colonialism and culture, has long been staple of of high school and college reading lists.
December 28, 2012
Educators dissect the language in the Common Core State Standards requiring teachers to assign more nonfiction texts.
November 30, 2012
TEDEducation has been putting together some very cool short lesson videos combining animation with instruction by high-profile educators.
August 27, 2012
Continuing his search for answers to schools' writing-instruction problems, Washington Post education columnist Jay Mathews profiles Rick Cannon, a renowned English teacher at an all-boys Catholic high school in Washington. For more than 30 years, Mathews reports, Cannon has been getting glowing r...