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Five Fundamental Strategies for Bilingual Learners

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Kevin M. Wong

This article aims to provide educators with five fundamental strategies to promote linguistic cross-pollination among students in dual language classrooms. These recommendations are drawn largely from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

To Pluto and Beyond

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 07.16.2016 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

We are a hugely wealthy country, and we can afford to go to Pluto and to educate our children to a much higher standard than we do. In fact, the way we became a hugely wealthy country, and the only way we can maintain our wealth into the future, is by investing in education, science, technology and invention.

Who Do You Tell What to Do?

Robert Kravitz | Posted 11.11.2014 | Education
Robert Kravitz

I have seen everyone give their opinion how to teach. I consider myself a somewhat intelligent man -- never a genius -- but a hard working individual. I attended public school, went on to a respectable university, and then continued with two masters degrees. But I have to bow to people who are in the trenches with me everyday.

The Value of a College Degree

Jeffrey Bennett | Posted 07.29.2014 | Education
Jeffrey Bennett

Is college worth its cost? A new study reported in the journal Science reiterates the long-standing conclusion that the clear answer is "yes." In case you're wondering why, below I'll give you an example in the same way I present it to students,

'Animal Farm' Lessons

Pauline Hawkins | Posted 07.28.2014 | Education
Pauline Hawkins

Every year, I get rebellious while teaching Animal Farm; I can't help it. I see the similarities between the corruption of power and our present educational system, and I feel the intense desire to shout "Rebellion!" from the roof tops.

Seven Ideas to Build Perseverance in Students (Part Two)

Tim Elmore | Posted 06.29.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

We live in a world of speed and convenience. Everything today seems fast, and we demand service and solutions at a quicker rate than ever. Unfortunately, this world of speed and convenience has diminished perseverance and work ethic in our kids.

Looking Forward: E-Colors in Education

Lewis Michael Senior | Posted 06.25.2014 | Education
Lewis Michael Senior

What has been fascinating to see since we took the E-Colors into the schools is the speed of uptake that the children and students utilize the process and the primary applications such as Personal Intervention.

You Can Say "You Can't Say You Can't Play" at School

Laurie Levy | Posted 06.09.2014 | Education
Laurie Levy

In all of our communities, we need to bring those who stand alone in from the shadows. If all kids simply understood that "You Can't Say You Can't Play" at school, it would enrich everyone's life.

Teach It by Living It

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 05.13.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

We know that our students learn by doing. With that knowledge, we give them tangible experiences to learn actively and become engaged. Our students look up to us, literally and figuratively.

Tips on Student Engagement in an Era of Electronic Education

Sriya Chakravarti | Posted 04.20.2014 | Education
Sriya Chakravarti

At the end of the term, most of my students agree that our time together was well spent, and it was probably one of the best classes they have had. Hence, I would like to share my secret on student engagement:

Red Solo Cup, I Lift You Up

Sue Gober | Posted 04.15.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

When I became a college professor, the first teaching supplies I purchased were a red Solo cup, wooden tongue depressors and markers. Today, I am using this same technique in my college classes in our School of Education that Dr. Freiberg started earlier in K-12 schools.

5 New Approaches to Teaching and Learning: The Next Frontier

Christopher Emdin | Posted 04.02.2014 | Education
Christopher Emdin

This cycle of dysfunction is a reality for educators across the country, and is part of the reason why achievement gaps exist, dropout rates remain high, and teacher retention is a perpetual issue. I describe five approaches that have a proven record of being successful in the many schools.

Making Mistakes: What Often Goes Unsaid About the Classroom

Sarah Brown Wessling | Posted 03.31.2013 | Education
Sarah Brown Wessling

If we don't want education to be dressed in a culture of defensiveness and excuses, then we must take them away by welcoming such classroom foibles as authentic opportunities to flourish, not as shortcomings to bemoan.

The Keystone Habit That Will Reignite American Education

Robert Sun | Posted 01.09.2013 | Education
Robert Sun

Help children to excel in math and their perception of school can be improved. What's more, their view of themselves, their abilities, and their very potential to learn, can all be transformed.

The Case for Design Thinking in Education

Christine Nasserghodsi | Posted 09.04.2012 | Education
Christine Nasserghodsi

The problem seems evident in the language. We 'adopt' programs. We 'purchase' materials. We 'integrate' technology. We even 'train' teachers. For all of the changing programs referenced, how many teachers actually changed their practice?

Behavior Plans: Another Type of Teaching Plan

Jessica Minahan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Because misbehavior is symptomatic of an underlying disability that's intensified by situational triggers, behavior plans should more aptly be thought of as teaching plans.

Sounds of Success

Pamela Kripke | Posted 08.06.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

I know that it takes time to discover each child's river, but it can be done even when there are more than six in a room at once. Teachers need to put down lesson plans and pick up their ears, instead.

Classroom Management: A Teacher's Perspective

Pamela Kripke | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Pamela Kripke

A few minutes after the start of fourth period, a student whom I do not know walks into my classroom, smiling. "How are you?" he says. Behind him, another student appears in the doorway.

What's Your Story?

Bill Ayers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Bill Ayers

Students must learn to grapple -- both now and in the future -- with a question central to the spirit and heart of democracy, a question both simple and profound, straight-forward and twisty: what's your story? How will you find the voice to tell it fully and fairly?