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Remembering My Teacher Cathy Collins: The Best 'Lesson Plan' Is Love

John O'Leary | Posted 08.18.2016 | Education
John O'Leary

I was a scared, medicated, little kid recovering from burns in a hospital bed. I had bandages over my entire body, was connected to various machines, and was being prepared to go home.

A Call to All Teachers: Start the Dialogue on Refugees Now

Jacob Stewart | Posted 12.01.2015 | Education
Jacob Stewart

Good teachers teach more than just their content; they teach civility as well. They teach the next generation how to interact with one another, even if they disagree politically.

Those Teachable Moments in a Standardized World

Jacob Stewart | Posted 11.24.2015 | Education
Jacob Stewart

They say there's no such thing as a stupid question. 'They' have clearly never been a middle school teacher.

We Did Not Start This Fire

Alan Singer | Posted 02.28.2015 | Politics
Alan Singer

Historically, the African American population of the United States has been the greatest victim of vigilante violence. In addition, because of the media, police, and political responses to the killings, it is more likely the murder of these officers will make the policing situation in minority communities more oppressive, not less.

Subbing in Middle School: The 10th Circle of Hell

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 12.22.2014 | Hawaii
Paul Janes-Brown

At 8 A. M. I was called by the sub teacher computer and asked if I would like an assignment that was for Tuesday at 7:30 A.M. Thinking it was Monday, I gladly accepted the job despite there being no instructions from the teacher.

The Business of Lesson Plans

Matthew Lynch, Ed.D. | Posted 09.28.2014 | Education
Matthew Lynch, Ed.D.

Creating and writing lesson plans are activities common to basic teacher education courses. Before entering a classroom, young educators are taught ho...

The Hardest Part of Teaching

Peter Greene | Posted 09.05.2014 | Education
Peter Greene

They never tell you in teacher school, and it's rarely discussed elsewhere. It is never, ever portrayed in movies and tv shows about teaching. Teachers rarely bring it up around non-teachers for fear it will make us look weak or inadequate.

A Marketplace for Stronger Connections Between Neurons

John Pavley | Posted 10.04.2013 | Technology
John Pavley

NextLesson is a web app where teachers and parents can get access to pre-designed lesson plans or create their own. It wasn't created by a 20-year-old to jump on the next big trend. It was created by a couple of dads using the ideas and techniques of high tech to solve a real problem in education.

Joy Resmovits

Teachers Union Fights Boring Algebra II | Joy Resmovits | Posted 06.26.2013 | Politics

As high school students trickle into a classroom, they're greeted by their teacher, as usual. Except this time, he welcomes them by speaking into a bu...

Are Austerity and Budget Cuts the Solution to the Current Economic Crisis?

Alan Singer | Posted 03.11.2013 | Education
Alan Singer

To help high school students better understand the underlying economic issues I prepared a "mock debate" between Alan Greenspan and Paul Krugman.

Kindergarten Teacher Becomes A Millionaire Selling Lesson Plans

Posted 10.24.2012 | Education

Deanna Jump, a 43-year-old kindergarten teacher in Georgia, has unexpectedly become a self-made millionaire -- by selling her lesson plans to other te...

By Teachers, for Teachers

Randi Weingarten | Posted 06.23.2012 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Share My Lesson is by teachers, for teachers, and it will become the largest online community for educators in the United States. It categorizes teacher-created resources by grade level, subject and type of resource.

'You Say You Want a Revolution'

Alan Singer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Alan Singer

Not all revolutionaries and revolutions are remembered with the fondness of Byron and Guevara.

Toss The Textbooks: Teachers Draw On Egypt For Real-World Lessons

Posted 05.25.2011 | Education

Most schools require a cursory study of ancient Egypt. But when it comes to the current uprising, teachers are finding opportunities to provide real-w...

Veterans Day Lesson Plans: How Teachers Can Incorporate Day In Class | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Veterans Day Lesson Plans: Lesson plans that can help students understand why Veterans Day is an important national holiday. Teacher Resource Guide...

Should Teachers Be Selling Lesson Plans?

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Esther Wojcicki

While it is an interesting alternative for teachers to have the option of selling their lesson plans, realistically the culture of teachers nationwide is one of sharing, not selling.