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12 Rules The Best Teachers Live By

Katrina Fried | Posted 02.01.2014 | Education
Katrina Fried

So why is it that some teachers are succeeding so exquisitely while others struggle?

The New Classroom: A Vessel for Innovation

Emily E. Smith | Posted 01.26.2014 | Education
Emily E. Smith

There are no textbooks, there is not one single desk, there are no stock motivational posters with children in neon eighties garb, no signs telling students to turn off their voices.

Be The Person You Want Your Students to Be

American Teacher | Posted 01.25.2014 | Education
American Teacher

I do everything the school requires of me but I supplement that with my passions. Listen, I don't expect anyone to duplicate what I do because I am a lunatic, but I think teachers get so busy with the system -- teaching that chapter or this book -- that they lose themselves.

TRICK in Education = Trust, Respect, Independence, Collaboration, and Kindness

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Esther Wojcicki

In my thirty years as a teacher, one thing I learned is that everyone -- policymakers, administrators, parents, philanthropists -- are looking for the magic key to improving education.

826 Valencia Celebrates a Decade With Their Third Annual Write-a-thon on 8/26 Day

Nicki Richesin | Posted 10.20.2012 | San Francisco
Nicki Richesin

In honor of their 10-year anniversary, 826 Valencia asked would-be authors (including children and adults) to round up pledges for 8/26 Day, then join them at 826 Valencia on Sunday, August 26 from noon to 8:26 p.m. to write.

With Fierce Dedication To Their Art

George Heymont | Posted 12.16.2011 | Arts
George Heymont

In the past year Americans have witnessed a new phenomenon that astounds and profoundly revolts me: the degradation and demonization of the teaching p...

America for Teachers!

John H. Jackson | Posted 12.18.2011 | Education
John H. Jackson

Here's an important question: What sector of public employees recently received a 71 percent approval rating from its core constituents? If you said elected officials, well, you are wrong. Give up? The answer is teachers.

Teacher Absences: What Would Jesus Say?

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 12.11.2011 | Comedy
Carolyn Bucior

We see a fig tree, full of fruit, and hear a sheep bell ring purposefully. At the bottom of hill, Simon slips on his sandals. SIMON: Race you to the top!