I asked a group of elementary and secondary students this question: "What should teachers be doing right now to get ready for the first day of school?" Their answers may surprise you as much as they surprised me.
"Our teachers will often tell us that their...
At the same time, it seems so antiquated to bring up old, stale, traditional values. Today, adults are often afraid to bring up traditional values to students because they appear "old-fashioned." I simply propose that old doesn't equal irrelevant
Part of global competence is an awareness of the issues facing individuals around the world in order to better interact with these individuals with understanding and empathy, creating a global culture of peace, economic prosperity and security.
It's fascinating to see all of this anger and frustration spill out into the media, both social and traditional. But in my humble (and very debatable) opinion, by the time we're old enough to talk about this issue with authority, it's too late.
New Zealand has one of the most devolved school systems in the Western world. If, for example, a school in New Zealand is failing, the final say on all things resides with the school community.
By Ashley Cowger The first day I observed Mrs. Pierre’s math class at H.L. Harshman Magnet Middle School in Indianapolis Public Schools, I l...
Teacher-powered schools are not a panacea for America's education problems. Yet the growing interest in these schools -- and the solutions and alternatives they provide -- shows we need to seriously explore how teacher-powered schools can be a part of our strategy to find solutions.
The ongoing online debates about American public education have attracted all manner of commentator, from passionate defenders of traditional public education to dedicated reformsters. And, of course, teacher-bashing trolls.
I was failing at being a teacher because I was too busy being a mom. I was failing at being a mom because I was too busy being a teacher. I was failing at marriage because it was easy to put that last.
By Talmadge Nardi The ...
According to a recent New York Times piece that has stirred a highly emotional debate among my many colleagues, parents across the U.S. who once felt ...
Quite some years ago I visited a school in Baltimore City that had raised its third-grade reading scores dramatically. I wanted to see what they were doing to be so successful -- and I was curious about why its fifth-grade scores had not improved even as its third-grade ones had.
Many of you reading this work directly with students. Perhaps you might work so closely with them, you've not been able to see a trend in the morals of today's high school and college students. This pattern has increased over the last thirty years, and many of us are missing the forest for the trees.
A new report suggests that when it comes to summer enrichment programs, the opportunities that might help slow that academic slide for struggling students are out of reach for many families.
How does our society support, and reward, such, to use the term again, "bass-ackwards" climbs to the top, while our hardest working members are left to fend for themselves?