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Subbing in Middle School: The 10th Circle of Hell

Paul Janes-Brown | Posted 10.22.2014 | 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

HuffingtonPost.com | 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.

Teachers Selling Lessons, Materials Online To Make Extra Money

AP | DONNA GORDON BLANKINSHIP | Posted 12.11.2012 | Education

SEATTLE — Kristine Nannini spent her summer creating wall charts and student data sheets for her fifth grade class – and making $24,000 on...

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.

New Portal Expected To Be Largest Online Teacher Resource

AP | CHRISTINE ARMARIO | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education

MIAMI — Discussing education reform at Stanford University last year, the leader of one of the nation's largest teacher unions decided to turn t...

'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

lessonplanet.com | 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.