Dan Brown says that the best teaching books are driven by personal stories as opposed to abstract theories and generic technical illustrations:
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September 03, 2010
August 31, 2010
Education policy writers Andrew J. Rotherham and Daniel Willingham argue that the 21st-century skills movement, despite its obvious relevance to the needs of today's students, risks devolving into a mere fad if reformers don't devote more attention to the infrastructure (both organizational and intellectual) of teaching and learning.
July 21, 2010
In an op-ed in The Seattle Times, Stephanie Hirsh and Patricia Wasleythe Executive Director of the National Staff Development Council and a professor of education at the University of Washington, respectivelylament budget cuts targeting teacher professional development. But, in an intere...
July 14, 2010
The Indiana Department of Education and Marian University have teamed up to create a new principal academy for administrators in struggling schools.
June 28, 2010
Should teachers be required to take performing arts courses?
June 24, 2010
Today, the National Commission on Teaching and America's Future held a forum in Washington to release its new report, "Team Up for 21st Century Teaching and Learning." The theme of event, and the report, was that teachers working together can accomplish a lot more when it comes to student achievemen...
June 22, 2010
A sampling from the teacher blogosphere: Epiphany in Baltimore, starting to see the effects of teaching on his health, is trying to get back in shape. Hobo Teacher is having nightmares about grading. Mei Flower, fresh off a theatrical production set in the 1980s, is giving her hair a vacation. ...
May 28, 2010
Oklahoma teachers got some tough news this week that could hit them in their wallets.
May 03, 2010
In Des Moines, Iowa, district officials have moved to block scheduling, despite questions about whether teachers have had enough time or training to manage the switch.