iOS app Android app


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.

Children Respond To Global Terrorism Through Art With A Message Of Peace

The Huffington Post | Aaron Barksdale | Posted 11.20.2015 | Arts

The terrorist attacks in Paris on Nov. 13 left the world shaken, but students at Léman Manhattan Preparatory School in New York are ...

Teacher's Viral Resignation Letter Has Strong Messages About Education Today

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 11.04.2015 | Parents

A Florida teacher's viral resignation offers a strong message about the state of education today. On October 23, special education teacher Wendy Brads...

Teacher Busted After Students Allegedly See Phone Porn

The Huffington Post | Whitney Meers | Posted 11.04.2015 | Crime

A central Florida teacher faces multiple charges after a 9th grade student approached his desk and allegedly saw porn on his phone, WTSP repor...

What I Learned Teaching Black Students

Abby Norman | Posted 11.03.2015 | Education
Abby Norman

No one mentions the ways the children are failed, how it is not the responsibility of students of color to educate their ignorant white teachers. No one is horrified that these students were yet again disadvantaged by a system we hold up as the best way for these same kids to get a leg up.

6 Times Black Kids Faced Discrimination In School

The Huffington Post | Taryn Finley | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices

The video of a South Carolina school officer flinging a young black girl out of her desk and across a classroom shows how black children are v...

Alabama Teacher Poses In Kanye West Blackface For Halloween Party

The Huffington Post | Kimberley Richards | Posted 10.27.2015 | Black Voices

Halloween is around the corner and the blackface-wearing-costume saga continues. A Facebook photo emerging of a white Alabama elementary school teach...

Meet The Famous Artists And Writers Who Were Teachers First

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 10.05.2015 | Arts

Monday is World Teacher's Day, a UNESCO-supported holiday that honors the critical role teachers play in maintaining education systems across the glo...

Teacher Who Walks Students Home Every Day Gets Recognition With Viral Photo

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.09.2015 | Parents

A photo of a teacher going above and beyond the call of duty is making a splash on social media. On Sept. 28, Memphis resident Tabitha Tudy Jones...

The Brief Wondrous Life of Teachers' Mental Health

Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D. | Posted 10.02.2015 | Education
Dr. Isaiah B. Pickens, Ph.D.

Building mentally healthy teachers, who can subsequently build emotionally healthy students, is a benefit that many in the education community have taken seriously.

This Is How You Deal With Homophobia In the Classroom

Nathan Manske | Posted 10.15.2015 | Gay Voices
Nathan Manske

Alexa Espinal is 23 years old and had been teaching for only two weeks. But that's all the time needed for Alexa to experience homophobic words from her middle school students.

Parent's Hilarious Teacher Appreciation Gift Gets Right To The Point

The Huffington Post | Caroline Bologna | Posted 10.02.2015 | Parents

Teachers are saints. They provide an invaluable service to parents as they guide and care for their students during some of the longest hours of the d...

Is Your Child Avoiding School?

Laurie Hollman, Ph.D. | Posted 10.01.2015 | Parents
Laurie Hollman, Ph.D.

When kids are asked, "How was school today?" or "How was your day today?" some kids don't answer at all or gratuitously give a shrug. Other kids gaily mention at least one thing they did which they enjoyed. What do we do with the kids with the shrug?

In Defense Of The Reading Log

Leah Singer | Posted 09.21.2015 | Parents
Leah Singer

The reading logs are especially important for those kids who do not opt to read on their own, yet still need nightly practice.

Lesson From an Elementary School Teacher

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 09.15.2015 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

One of the magnificent elementary teachers I have been able to observe in three recent days of school visits had a simple but wonderful task for her second and third grade high ability students.

Teacher's Cardio 'Nae Nae' Will Make You Want To Go To Gym Class

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 09.15.2015 | Good News

For anyone out there who despised gym class back in the day, this probably would've made you change your mind.  Jared Paschall,&nb...

A Letter to My Son's First Teacher

Anjali Joshi | Posted 09.13.2015 | Parents
Anjali Joshi

I assure you, this letter is not filled with requests. I will not ask you to love my child, to care for him, and treat him like your own. I will not ask you to understand his uniqueness and appreciate his strengths. I will not ask you to guide him, challenge him, or encourage his independence.

Teaching: Why I Stay

Kristy L. Moore | Posted 09.11.2015 | Education
Kristy L. Moore

For the tenth time in my life, I've finished prepping my classroom for a new school year. Sitting back admiring my masterpiece, I can't help but think to myself, it would be so much easier to quit right now.

Hey adults, stop telling gamers to stop gaming. Instead, respect, and redirect.

Caleb Clark | Posted 09.05.2015 | Education
Caleb Clark

I hate it when I hear an adult, (especially a teacher!) react to a kid passionately playing a computer game by saying, "go outside," or in some other ...

This District Has No Money, So Teachers Are Working Without Pay

The Huffington Post | Rebecca Klein | Posted 09.02.2015 | Politics

When teachers at the Chester Upland School District in Pennsylvania return to their jobs Wednesday for the first day of school, they will not be makin...

Photographer Blends Cartoons And Celebrities Into Every Day Scenes To Spice Up Life

The Huffington Post | Kimberly Yam | Posted 08.14.2015 | Good News

Is that Patrick Star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame??  This photographer sure makes it seem like it. A photo posted by @francoisdo...

27 Ways to Get Ready for School This Weekend

Hometalk | Posted 08.10.2015 | HuffPost Home

While we were busy taking trips to the beach and planning evening BBQ's, the new school year was sneaking up on us, and it's almost here! Before you or your child gets a panic attack though, take a breath and check out some ways you can prepare your family for going back to school.

14 Reasons Why People Cannot or Will Not Delegate Responsibilities

Matthew Dicks | Posted 08.06.2015 | Business
Matthew Dicks

I am a delegation junkie. Whenever possible, I assign tasks and responsibilities originally assigned to me onto others. In no place does this happen more than my classroom. If you ask my former students, they will tell you that as a teacher, my goal is to do nothing.

Gay-Straight Alliance of the Year Calls for Action

Jeremy Charneco-Sullivan | Posted 08.04.2015 | Education
Jeremy Charneco-Sullivan

On June 1, 2015, I experienced one of the most powerful moments of my life when I joined Jackie Swindell, Parker Davidson, and Awreon Riley at the GLSEN Respect Awards to accept the award for GSA of the Year. We decided to use that opportunity to call attention to the lack of LGBTQ anti-bullying policies in America's schools and to remind everyone that the battle for respect and equality is far from over in the middle of our country. Here is the transcript of that speech. Read the words and know that they come from the hearts of two educators and two students who desire to see a public school system where all students are celebrated for being exactly who they are.

Surviving the Summer

Beth Whitley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Today is day 3, and we're doing alright. Yesterday we had 14 children round to play all morning, and another 3 in the afternoon - filling our home with those truly amusing humans Hannah loves and creating a chaotic normality indeed!