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8 Former Students Thank The Teachers Who Changed Their Lives

Posted 06.09.2016 | Education

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen, can change the world,” said the youngest-ever Nobel laureate, Malala Yousafzai. In recognition of the...

Teachers Nurture Democracy

Martin J. Blank | Posted 05.16.2016 | Education
Martin J. Blank

Paul Kelley has been teaching mathematics at Anoka High School in Anoka, Minnesota. My wife Helen and I were lucky to meet Paul when we were all invi...

If Only We Appreciated Early Educators Enough to Pay Them Worthy Wages

Marcy Whitebook | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Marcy Whitebook

Many child care workers earn only the minimum wage. The median wage for all child care workers didn't reach $15.00 per hour in a single state. Not surprisingly, early educators report high levels of economic worry.

The Real Truth About Teachers

Regan Long | Posted 05.04.2016 | Education
Regan Long

Until you have had the distinct privilege to teach, you will never fully know what goes on behind that closed (or even open) classroom door.

Dr Jill Biden A Glamorous Embodiment of the American Spirit

Anna Wilding | Posted 04.15.2016 | Politics
Anna Wilding

WASHINGTON, DC (Herald de Paris) -- Graceful, lean and fit as a racehorse with a strong handshake that puts many men to shame, Dr. Jill Biden took th...

How one teacher helped a poverty-stricken student overcome obstacles to eventually become a school superintendent in a neighboring district

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 04.14.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

Growing up in poverty with a mother who was ill and a father who died, Dr. Border grappled with homelessness and, from a young age, worried that he would never be able to overcome the odds stacked against him.

What Would Sisyphus Do?

Bonnie Zampino | Posted 02.25.2016 | Education
Bonnie Zampino

- by Jeremy Ulderich, Director of Education Consultation and Development with support from Bonnie Zampino In Greek mythology, after leading a life...

Learning to Fail

Marion Leary | Posted 12.29.2015 | Education
Marion Leary

It is that time of year again -- the end of another college semester. Grades are in and well, the "whine season," as a fellow educator professed on his Facebook page, has begun.

How Teachers Drain Motivation From Children and 7 Ways to Fix It

Li Lin | Posted 12.09.2015 | Education
Li Lin

I first heard of Mrs. Queenie Johnson, M.A. through an amazing Brand Church Periscope, and I was instantly hooked by her charisma and knowledge when it came to branding, teaching, and parenting.

6 Steps to Deleting the 'R' Word

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.26.2015 | Impact
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

The next time you see a middle-schooler or even a peer use derogatory terms, make faces or inappropriate impressions or gestures related to disability, take that opportunity to talk about it. It all starts with a conversation. A conversation many won't have, unless you bring it up.

What Li'l' Ol' Sr. Lucy Taught Us

Rumni Saha | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Rumni Saha

Even at 21, and at the pinnacle of our materialistic lives, we were touched by this simple reflection. To be able to see one's flaws, however small, is a trait of the highest order. Even though Sister Lucy had given up everything and committed her life to serving others.

5 Ways Educators Can Take Back Their Professional Narrative

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 08.25.2015 | Education
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Regardless of political ideology, educators must reclaim their profession. I know you don't seek attention. You just want to teach, but it's time for a PR offensive of your own. It's time for the experts to drive the narrative, and below are five ways to do that.

Four Activities for Building a Positive School Climate

Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D. | Posted 08.12.2015 | Education
Vicki Zakrzewski, Ph.D.

Given the extraordinary complexity of this task, wouldn't it be great to hand principals a "silver bullet" for building a learning environment in which everyone thrives? But alas, no silver bullet exists.

The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2016 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

Summer Vacation, Teacher Style

Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn | Posted 06.01.2016 | Education
Cynthia Gibbs-Wilborn

From the first day I accepted the esteemed title of educator, I recall taking the hits from my peers and family members who were unable to take advantage of the same summer vacation schedule I inherited.

Thanking the Heroes of My Son's Childhood, His Teachers

Carissa K | Posted 05.06.2016 | Parents
Carissa K

While I'm certainly proud of the person my son is and even more proud of the person he is on his way to becoming, my husband and I can't take all of the credit.

The Things That Aren't On the Syllabus

Luis Maria R. Calingo | Posted 06.10.2015 | College
Luis Maria R. Calingo

Educators today are preparing our students for jobs and careers that do not yet exist, using technologies and solutions that have not yet been invented, to solve problems that society does not yet recognize as problems.

Should Parents Be Charged For Their Children's Obesity?

Diana Grycan | Posted 04.22.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

As a mother and grandmother, I have found that punishing rarely accomplishes what we want. I believe that this is true for all people, young and old.

The Museum of Educational History

Lee Kronert | Posted 04.13.2015 | Education
Lee Kronert

The National Museum of Educational History located in Albany, New York has been a hotbed of public attention since its opening in January of 2035. The old timers still can't believe that they used to allow themselves to be pushed around like that back in the years of 2000-2020.

Think Promise Neighborhoods Before Promise Neighborhoods Were Cool

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

The school's ambition is an integral part of an even bigger one -- to break the cycle of intergenerational poverty that has been endemic to its section of Atlanta.

Shouldn't Educators Be The Ones Discussing Education On Cable News?

The Huffington Post | Jackson Connor | Posted 11.21.2014 | Media

Only a fraction of those discussing education policy on cable news this year have actually been educators, according to a new study by Media Matters, ...

The Education Paradox Requires New Ways to Think About Schools

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.18.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

It is physically impossible for every teacher to know everything necessary to teach every student. Is it possible to solve this paradox? Yes. But it requires doing things a little bit differently.

5 More Reasons Why a Teacher's Tenure Should Be Protected

Lee Kronert | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Lee Kronert

Not all administrators support their teaching staff. Just like in the real world, sometimes the boss doesn't like a few of his or her workers. And without that support in a climate which already is pointing at teachers as the main problem with education, things can get a mite sticky in a hurry.

"Every Number Represents a Kiddo's Face"

Karin Chenoweth | Posted 06.19.2015 | Education
Karin Chenoweth

Last week I quoted a principal who said about the student achievement data in her school, "They are just numbers, but the teachers here know that every number represents a kiddo's face."

The Global Search for Education: Do You Have Global Skills?

C. M. Rubin | Posted 12.06.2014 | Education
C. M. Rubin

"90% of Canadians polled in a national opinion survey supported study abroad and nearly as many believed that financial support should be available." ...