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Langston Hughes Reduced One of my Seventh Graders to Tears and It Was Amazing

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Kristy L. Moore

It's not that I want my students to cry when they read, but I want my students to cry when they read. I also want them to laugh, get angry, become curious, appreciate the people in their lives, to realize the importance of kindness and acceptance. Their emotional reactions show me that they truly get it.

What Do Teachers Really Want for Teacher Appreciation Week?

Jennifer Wolfe | Posted 05.05.2016 | Education
Jennifer Wolfe

I walked into my classroom this morning a bit groggy and bleary-eyed from a terrific weekend -- a weekend not spent grading or lesson planning, but instead, spent with my daughter on a surprise early Mother's Day weekend visit.

Retired Teacher Makes Good On Promise To Mail Letters To Students

The Huffington Post | Melissa McGlensey | Posted 04.03.2014 | Good News

One retired high school teacher in Canada has a surprise for his former students that is 20 years in the making. In 1994, Bruce Farrer's ninth gra...

Hearing Words In Music

Larry Strauss | Posted 07.26.2013 | TED Weekends
Larry Strauss

2013-01-18-TEDplayvideo.jpgI'd never imagined blues like that -- upbeat and exquisite. It seemed somehow to give a nod to all of life's sadness without giving in to any of it.

An Anti-Censorship Handbook for Educators

David Moshman | Posted 04.03.2013 | Education
David Moshman

How to prepare? Don't wait for a challenge. Get a policy in place, including clear and fair procedures and a written form that encourages those who object to a book to consider the work as a whole and requires them to state specific objections and requests.

Lou Reed Writes Poem About Teacher Who Gave Him B

| Posted 06.14.2012 | Home

From Poetry Foundation: O Delmore how I miss you Dreams from his teacher. By Lou Reed O Delmore how I miss you. You inspired me to write. Y...

Hey, Teacher. Let Kids Read Alone.

Steve Terreri | Posted 11.24.2011 | Home
Steve Terreri

Considering how wide the differences between reading on one's own and reading in a class are, I'm interested in how educators might take some aspects from the former to let high school students read just to read.

Tony Danza Reminds me of... Me

Elory Rozner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Elory Rozner

Teach Tony Danza is not a rigorous investigation of our education system. But the show does a nice job spotlighting some of the complexities of teaching and the keen awareness students have of their learning environment.