A day doesn't go by that my students don't enlighten me with their genuine innocence or entertain me with their youthful ignorance.
Too often, early-stage businesses have a sole focus: "What do I need to say to raise money?" Startups are more successful when founders are most open to learning -- and not just from the investors they are trying to please.
Even though we know that the parent plays such an important role in the education of their children, it is very difficult to look a parent in the eye and say, "You are the reason your child is having such difficulty in school."
As the nation seeks to understand the causes and solutions of income inequality, the recent trend of outsourcing public services to for-profit corporations should be a focus of study. We've allowed huge corporations to assume control of our schools, roads, prisons and libraries.
From the self-esteem movement, to our safety obsession, to social media (all of which are good), we have a perfect storm producing offspring that feel entitled to all things good.
By Rob Powers We've all heard the old adage: sometimes the simplest explanation is the correct one. In other words, we can create a complicated hyp...
By Emilie Hill I am proud to be one of the 53 NEA members working with Teach Plus as a "Future of the Teaching Profession" Fellow. Teach Plus regu...
Recess is one of the few active, unstructured times in your child's academic day. It is imperative that children are given this time to run around, blow off steam and get regular exercise.
The role of teachers may be changing, but their importance and potential for massive impact is not. These educational innovations and strategies will influence the way we learn, but it always comes back to a person taking the time to tell a child something about the world.
By Erin Dukeshire When my school—the Orchard Gardens K-8 in the Roxbury neighborhood of Boston—piloted the new Educator Evaluation sys...
The debate surrounding Teach For America's motives and impact has been prolific and ongoing. Very often, the debate sheds light on real voids in TFA's programming and structure, and provides strong ideas for TFA's improvement.
Only aggressive action is going to save the American labor movement. When laws are made by the rich and powerful to serve their interests, organized workers need to stop obeying the laws.
Germany's poor performance in the 2000 PISA test surprised and concerned the relevant stakeholders in that country. By 2012, scores in mathematics, reading and science were above the OECD average.
NEA members have a right to feel frustrated, upset, and angry about the poor commitment to implementing the standards correctly. So, where do we go from here?
Since the release of Race to Nowhere, I've traveled across the country, hearing stories from parents, educators and students who struggle with the pressures of our achievement-obsessed education system and culture.
As we plan our next lesson, let's keep in mind that our students do best when they are given control. This is achieved most comprehensively through process and product differentiation and layered curricula.