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23 Hilarious Products Every Teacher Needs

The Huffington Post | Emily McCombs | Posted 01.27.2017 | Parents

Teachers are magical. Among other things, they work their asses off for very little pay, educate the next generation and train them to think criticall...

Can Mainstream Schools Meet the Diverse Needs of Students?

Lydia L. Callis | Posted 12.14.2016 | Education
Lydia L. Callis

In the year 2016, one might assume that education for those who are d/Deaf and Hard of Hearing has advanced to the point where deaf young people in Am...

Muslim Teacher Found A Violent Islamophobic Message In Her Classroom

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla | Posted 11.15.2016 | Religion

Days after President-elect Donald Trump’s won the presidency, a Muslim high school teacher in Georgia found a chilling note in her classroom. “You...

Here's What The Creepy Youth Preacher From 'Children Of The Corn' Is Up To Today

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 10.27.2016 | OWN

The 1984 cult horror film “Children of the Corn” featured a lot of creepy, murderous children hell-bent on killing all adults in their Nebraska fa...

Teacher Breaks Down Why Pronouncing Students' Names Correctly Matters

The Huffington Post | Carolina Moreno | Posted 10.16.2016 | Latino Voices

Pronunciation matters, and no one should know that better than an educator. But Bronx-based teacher Adam Levine-Peres knows how easy it is for some t...

Watch Teachers Tell Students Just How Much They Mean To Them In Powerful Video

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 10.06.2016 | Good News

This is one beautiful lesson in appreciation. A video shared on YouTube this past Monday features Oak Park High School teachers in Kansas City, Misso...

Exercise For Your Health

Jackie DeHon, Ph.D. | Posted 10.05.2016 | Women
Jackie DeHon, Ph.D.

It was like entering a different world. Our instructor made it enjoyable, and soon I felt part of a new community. I give Hati credit for making the dreaded exercise fun. And healthy. And more.

Racism, Sexism And Third Graders

Ilana Greenstein | Posted 10.03.2016 | Education
Ilana Greenstein

Only if we do begin having these conversations with kids at an early age, and continue having them, will they grow up to be the kind of socially aware adults who will be able to challenge our existing systems and change them. No matter what some adults may think, children do get it.

Diary of a School Leader: Worst Interview Ever

Rosalinda Mercado-Garza | Posted 09.28.2016 | College
Rosalinda Mercado-Garza

I don't mind telling you that early in my search to land a new teaching job my interviews were abysmal.

400 Students Surprise Teacher Battling Cancer With Sweet Serenade

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 09.13.2016 | Good News

Students at a high school in Nashville, Tennessee, are teaching thousands how to be more benevolent. On Sept. 7, more than 400 students and faculty me...

The Gift Of Grit (With Gratitude To Angela Duckworth)

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 09.08.2016 | GPS for the Soul
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Jane Simon, M.D.

In summary, the passion and persistence of grit motivates and carries us over rough seas like a well-made surfboard. We can think of an absence of effort like a crack in our surfboard that needs repair.

Teacher Shares Powerful Lesson For Parents Buying School Supplies

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 09.01.2016 | Parents

An Iowa teacher’s viral Facebook post is offering a different perspective on school supplies. Leland Michael, who is a math teacher at Lincoln High ...

Teacher Gets Rid Of Homework, Gets A+ From Students And Parents

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.23.2016 | Good News

This teacher makes the grade. Brandy Young, a second grade teacher in Texas, has decided to not assign her students any homework this year. She passed...

Man Pays For Teacher’s Supplies At Walmart, Gets A+ For Awesomeness

The Huffington Post | Elyse Wanshel | Posted 08.19.2016 | Good News

If kindness were a pop quiz, this man would pass with flying colors. A man in Texas bought $97 of school supplies for a teacher at Walmart. Lester Bro...

Early Childhood Educators: The Many Hats We Wear

Carrie Lowrance | Posted 08.08.2016 | Education
Carrie Lowrance

What do you see when you drop your child off at day care with their teacher? Do you see a competent professional or is he/she just a glorified babysit...

6 Tips for Teachers Headed Back To The Classroom

Dayna Steele | Posted 07.28.2016 | Education
Dayna Steele

In the Classroom: 101 Ways to Rock Your World was written as a gift to teachers -- new ones and the ones who have been in the trenches for years. Where would anyone of us be without a teacher at some point in our lives?

Why I Am Voting 'No' On The CUNY-PSC Proposed Contract

Rita C. Tobin | Posted 07.19.2016 | College
Rita C. Tobin

One morning in September 1974, having just earned my M.A. in English and begun my long trek to a Ph.D., I borrowed my sister's car and drove to Lehman College in the Bronx, where I had just been hired to teach freshman composition.

The Method Behind The Magic Of A Beloved Preschool Teacher

Melissa Sher | Posted 06.20.2016 | Parents
Melissa Sher

Adrianne -- to borrow a line from "As Good As It Gets" -- makes my son want to be a better man. At least, she makes him want to be a better kid. My son is 5 years old, and Adrianne is his preschool teacher.

"Poppie's French Connection"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.26.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima Of all the Romance languages, the most beautiful, in my humble opinion, is Pig Latin. Take this simple phrase: "Hiya, toots!" Transl...

Empathy for the Young Black Men in Chicago

Timeica Bethel | Posted 05.26.2016 | Chicago
Timeica Bethel

When I saw this news story on Facebook, I clicked to read the comments below the article. Many people offered condolences and remarked on how alarming the gun violence rate in Chicago has become. One particular comment thread caught my eye.

Teacher Sets Her Students The Funnest Homework Assignments Ever

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 05.08.2016 | Education

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. Jenny Thom, a teacher of 10 and 11-year-olds at Bucklebury Church of England Primary School near Reading, ...

Unraveling and How to Prevent It

Jane Simon, M.D. | Posted 05.06.2016 | Healthy Living
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Jane Simon, M.D.

The questions to ask is: What uproots and what anchors us? Discovering the answer and following the steps that connect and stabilize us, may prevent the treacherous state.

One Teacher's Voice: Lessons Learned After a Career in Education

Steve Mariotti | Posted 05.06.2016 | Education
Steve Mariotti

The state of our public education system continues to captivate the minds and wallets of millions of Americans. Policy is shifting from the No Child L...

Why Teachers Are So Important To Kids

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 05.03.2016 | Parents

It's National Teacher Appreciation Day! To celebrate this important occasion, SheKnows Media gathered a group of kids from its Hatch program to talk a...

An Open Letter to High School Students

Lindsay Rosasco | Posted 04.25.2016 | Education
Lindsay Rosasco

When you go home and push me from your mind, I'm still thinking of you. Long after you graduate and are thanking God Beowulf is behind you and there are no more papers to write, you'll forget me, but I will still think of you.