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5 Ways to Teach About Michael Brown and Ferguson in the New School Year

Christopher Emdin | Posted 10.20.2014 | Education
Christopher Emdin

Over the last few weeks students have been inundated with news on the events in Ferguson, Missouri. These updates are shaping the ways that youth make sense of media, the police, their lives, and their future. For this reason it is imperative that teachers find a way to bring this issue into the classroom.

Teachers Owning Their Learning

Chris Crouch | Posted 05.10.2014 | Education
Chris Crouch

Currently, the vast majority of teachers get very little time, if any, to work at and on their craft. Managing classrooms and planning instruction consume much of the time teachers have in their limited resources.

A Dog in the Barn: Parallels in Teaching and Parenting

Kurt Wootton | Posted 03.16.2013 | Education
Kurt Wootton

When I became a parent, I'd previously taught in classrooms for 20 years, so I find my parenting largely informed by the choices I've made as a teacher. I've always believed we should nurture children's imagination and help them to see possibilities in their own lives.

Gap in Teacher Training

Jessica Minahan | Posted 06.25.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Most degree programs include one or possibly two courses focused on teaching students with mental health disabilities and subsequent challenging behaviors. This leaves teachers to learn on the job in a busy classroom.

Why Time-Outs Don't Always Work

Jessica Minahan | Posted 06.16.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Time-outs don't work for everyone and teachers who don't understand when they should avoid using them could be accidentally intensifying the behavior of some students.