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High School Students Reading ‘1984’ See A Mirror, Not Science Fiction

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 02.02.2017 | Politics

A dystopian world in which war is peace, freedom is slavery, and ignorance is strength doesn’t seem all that far-fetched to some students now studyi...

What's Working: A New Year, A New Conversation

Allan Golston | Posted 01.10.2017 | Education
Allan Golston

I have never been one for making New Year's resolutions, but I do always take time during the holidays to look back and reflect on the past year and w...

Teachers Union President: Betsy DeVos 'Has Tried To Take The Public Out Of Public Education'

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 01.09.2017 | Politics

Randi Weingarten, the president of the American Federation of Teachers union, on Monday excoriated President-elect Donald Trump’s pick for secretary...

Carl Paladino's Racist Remarks Could Be The Final Straw For His Hometown

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 12.28.2016 | Politics

The city of Buffalo, New York, may just have had enough of Carl Paladino, notorious fount of racially charged remarks. After his insulting comments ab...

Why We Should Be Designing Our Schools The Same Way We Design Today's Offices

Peter Hutton | Posted 12.20.2016 | Education
Peter Hutton

One afternoon about six years ago, I was entering the school (Beaver Country Day School) and passing some Middle School (grades 6-8) classrooms.For so...

Building a Positive School Culture to Combat Teacher Turnover

Teach Plus | Posted 11.29.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Kevin Cournoyer This is my ninth year of teaching and I have experienced six different principals. In companies or businesses, this would be calle...

In Our Schools, We Have a Responsibility to "Go High"

Teach Plus | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Sarah Mulcahy On my commute to school on the day after the election, I thought about the African American, Latino, and Muslim students in my schoo...

Shoot, I Did It Again: 3 More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning

Adam J. Geller | Posted 11.08.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...

The 'lesson within the lesson': Teaching students about their own lives

Kermit S. Randa | Posted 11.04.2016 | Education
Kermit S. Randa

Shonda Buchanan never wanted to be a teacher. In her Inspired2Educate submission, Shonda describes how she wanted to travel and write for a living --...

Why Are So Many Schools Not Reporting Sexual Harassment And Bullying Allegations?

Lisa Maatz | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Lisa Maatz

Schools owe it to students and parents to get these numbers right. With good data, real prevention can take place. The seeds of harassment are planted in a child's formative years.

Counteracting Absenteeism in the Classroom

Teach Plus | Posted 10.24.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Alyssa Nucaro When I started this school year, I couldn't help but notice the absence of some familiar faces. I am teaching 7th grade English and,...

Greed Is Destroying K-12 Education System

Harlan Green | Posted 10.21.2016 | Business
Harlan Green

We now know the results of rampant greed among the politicians in those states that are cutting education budgets in their K-12 school systems. They would rather preserve the wealth of the wealthiest one percent than see any value in governments or governing of any kind.

Why Federal Education Funds Must Supplement, Not Supplant, State And Local Investments In Schools

Teach Plus | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Jes Ellis In September, the U.S. House of Representatives debated a contentious provision within the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). Known as "...

Teacher Voice is Essential to Improving Schools in Tennessee

Teach Plus | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Soya Moore & Jessica Hurtley For the next four years, the state of Tennessee will be responsible for improving our schools under the new Every Stu...

How to Not Be Afraid of Data--and Make it a Valuable Teaching Tool

Teach Plus | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Kevin Cormier After a district-wide- and a school faculty meeting, while most teachers in our building were bustling to set up their classrooms fo...

The Moment that Forever Changed the Way I Teach

Teach Plus | Posted 09.27.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Mary-Margaret Mara At the beginning of every school year, I find myself pondering what my students will be like, what their needs will be, and whe...

Lights, Camera, Action: 3 Video Coaching Ideas You Can Implement Next Week

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...

Fixing Discipline Policies That Disproportionally Punish Students Of Color

Valerie Jarrett | Posted 09.19.2016 | Education
Valerie Jarrett

All children deserve to go to schools that support them and allow them to thrive and live up to their potential. School discipline policies, when used appropriately, can help ensure that classrooms are safe and productive places to learn.

'What Do You Think?' - A Simple Question that can Transform Your Teaching

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 09.08.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

Photo by Tom Zasadzinski. Elementary school students showing off their sumo robots You are a teacher, and you are excited about your upcoming class. ...

In This Election, Vote to Build 'A City on a Hill'

Teach Plus | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Ariel S. Maloney Every September, I begin my eleventh grade American literature classes by asking students to analyze excerpts from two documents....

A Call for Deliberate Diversification of the Teaching Force

Teach Plus | Posted 08.30.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Christine Chiu The Sunday following the shootings of Alton Sterling, Philando Castile, and the five officers in Dallas, the pastor at my church ga...

Five Fun and Free Ways to Engage Students with Technology

Teach Plus | Posted 08.23.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Alyssa Nucaro With the growing need to incorporate technology in learning, it is more important than ever that teachers have resources that are bo...

When it Comes to Professional Development, School Districts Need to Practice what they Preach

Teach Plus | Posted 08.11.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Coert Ambrosino Last week I found myself standing shin deep in the frigid shallows of Lake Michigan, holding the hand of my young nephew, August, ...

The RNC's 'Great Lie' About K-12 Education

David A. Pickler | Posted 07.22.2016 | Education
David A. Pickler

In his eloquent and powerful speech in support of his father, Donald Trump Jr. said it. Governor Mike Pence (R-IN) said it. Former Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives Newt Gingrich echoed it. That 'great lie' is the ruse of school "choice."

Stop Teaching, So Students Can Start Learning

Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal | Posted 07.12.2016 | Education
Dr. Mariappan Jawaharlal

I have an issue with the use of the word 'teaching.' We often use 'teaching' and 'learning' synonymously. In reality, learning is distinctly different from teaching: teaching is about teachers, and learning is about students.