I wholeheartedly believe that joining fellow educators on Twitter will impact you and your classroom more than you think.
When faced with challenging issues, we all know that a good way to compile a selection of possible solutions is to look around and see how others have...
I used to teach public high school and in a county jail before that, and my wife is a teacher, too, so I have some pretty strong feelings about teachi...
We don't just need more teachers. We need excellent teachers, and we need diverse teachers.
I don't own a garage door opener, so I park in my driveway to save a few steps after a long day at work. Living in an older neighborhood in San Jose, Calif., this is typical of most of my neighbors too.
It seems to me that we are thinking about children, teachers, and schools the same way we think about sports teams. In every league, there are winners and losers. But what if we thought of schools as if they were akin to families?
I do everything the school requires of me but I supplement that with my passions. Listen, I don't expect anyone to duplicate what I do because I am a lunatic, but I think teachers get so busy with the system -- teaching that chapter or this book -- that they lose themselves.
While some progress has been made in middle school literacy, it's clear that a significant number of current middle school students will graduate unable to understand complex texts necessary to succeed after high school.
Some insurance companies are canceling policies, so therefore our president must have lied. Nope. Not true. It is a handy talking point for the opposition, but it is in fact, just another logical fallacy. Once you start listening for them, you'll find them everywhere.
It is not easy to admit that our approach might be needlessly boring. That's why I encourage you to use the video/audio function on your phone and watch or just hear yourself and ask: if school weren't required, would people happily sign up for and keep coming to such a class?
In the traditionally conservative world of academia, Leon Botstein is unafraid to challenge the status quo. His most recent cause du jour is of course the new Bard College admissions exam.
Properly applied, this method of teaching instills in students a passion for learning that in turn fosters hard work, resilience, character, grit and a respect for the teamwork so necessary for success in today's world.
I was recently visiting one of our Success for All schools in the most disadvantaged neighborhood in San Antonio, Texas. The amazing principal, Kathl...
Thirty years ago it may have been important to memorize facts. But now we have all the information we could ever want, in our pockets. It's no longer about what you know; it's about what you can do with what you know.
How do you share with parents and the community that one of the biggest changes in our schools is underway? That is the dilemma in Oregon and almost every state as the new Common Core State Standards begin to be fully implemented.
As a woman who has dedicated her life to connection, to health, to the natural laws of the universe, to whole education, to integrity, to authenticity...