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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.

Be Mentally Aware

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.18.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James Is anyone else climbing into this boat and dr...

Teacher Arrested After Video Of Her Repeatedly Hitting A Student Goes Viral

Vibe | Taryn Finley | Posted 04.11.2016 | Black Voices

A Beaumont, Texas high school teacher is facing a misdemeanor assault charge after footage of her repeatedly hitting a student while in class has gone...

Taking Care of YOU

Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd | Posted 04.08.2016 | Education
Paula Kay Glass, BS, MEd

"The greatest weapon against stress is our ability to choose one thought over another." - William James Is anyone else climbing into this boat and dr...

Jorge Cuascut: Intelligence Isn't Always a Suit and Tie

A Teacher Like You | Posted 03.14.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

I always tell people -- you know you're a person who really cares when the students visit you daily. When kids who aren't yours or who have moved on come back to visit you, it says something. It says that they know you care.

"Poppie Goes to School"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 03.01.2016 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

When I was 3 years old, I knew my ABCs. Unfortunately, I didn't learn the rest of the alphabet until I was in high school.

Students Move Teacher To Tears With His First Birthday Cake In Years

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 02.15.2016 | Good News

It was a throwaway remark that sparked a beautiful act of kindness. Kyle Simpler told his students at Burleson High School in Burleson, Texas, this we...

This Student Expertly Schools Her White Male Teacher On Racism

The Huffington Post | Lilly Workneh | Posted 02.09.2016 | Black Voices

Teaching students about the reality of racism is important, and one video has gone viral showing what can happen when a student believes it hasn't bee...

The Wings of Children

Gina Ann | Posted 12.31.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Gina Ann

Her name is jojo, a fairy angel. She has ripped her wing and cannot fly. The generosity of spirit is on its way as she meets a sweet bee, a hard wor...

Teacher Accused Of Leaving Bodily Fluids In Women's Shoes

The Huffington Post | Lee Moran | Posted 12.07.2015 | Crime

A teacher in Virginia is accused of stealing women's shoes and returning them days later with bodily fluids inside, police said. Kenneth Johnson III, ...

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 responding to thi...

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 reports. Acco...

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 viewed by...

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 teache...