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A Reading Buddy

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 01.28.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When you are a child, reading alone can be lonely. If you don't know the meaning of a word, there's no one to ask, and if you stumble on a pronunciation, no one will help you smooth it out. So we decided to design a pilot program called "Pajama Program Reading Buddy Plus.

Fund Your New Life Overseas Teaching English In Southeast Asia

Kathleen Peddicord | Posted 01.28.2015 | Fifty
Kathleen Peddicord

If you like the idea of living or retiring in a new country but lack the funds to support yourself in the adventure, consider Southeast Asia. Teaching English is probably the most common way to earn a living wage throughout this region, and the demand for English teachers is high.

Teacher Leadership and Educational Improvement in a Complex System

Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D. | Posted 01.27.2015 | Education
Nicole M. Gillespie, Ph.D.

Understanding education as a complex system means letting go of our attachment to cause-and-effect solutions (especially the so-called "silver bullets") in order to bring about improvements that last and have a meaningful impact on students and their learning.

The Benefits of Lengthening the Tenure Process for California Public School Teachers

Teach Plus | Posted 01.26.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

By Camille Hommeyer For a teacher in the Los Angeles public school system, tenure is an incredibly important benefit. In an environment where budget...

Teaching the Bible As Literature in Public High School (Part 13)

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.23.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

This mythological framework explained not only the events in his life, but also those of the universe. The creation of the world, the change in the seasons, and natural disasters were all explained by the myths. He need never search for an answer.

A Thank You to the Teacher

Regan Long | Posted 01.22.2015 | Parents
Regan Long

I didn't realize the full impact I had made until I received a letter from him several years later. It was a short letter. Only a few lines, but very well may have been one of the most impacting letters I've ever received in my 31 years of life.

Let's Make 2015 the Year of the Whole Child

Becky Pringle | Posted 01.21.2015 | Education
Becky Pringle

We need to provide paths for educators to become leaders outside their classrooms in order to make sure schools and communities are meeting the needs of the whole child.

Why Teachers Are Real Life Superheroes

Nicholas Ferroni | Posted 01.20.2015 | Education
Nicholas Ferroni

In my completely unbiased opinion, teachers are the last bastion of hope for most children in America; they have such a profound impact on the future of the world, and are in a position to influence many children.

Too Good Teachers

Phu Nguyen | Posted 01.16.2015 | Education
Phu Nguyen

I am not ashamed to admit my lack of knowledge at the time and now because it doesn't mean I'm stupid. It means no one bothered to teach me a lot of basics because they assumed I already knew them.

From Student to Teacher: The Rise of Singapore Education

David Scott Clegg | Posted 01.14.2015 | Education
David Scott Clegg

How did they do it? How did an island nation of five million people become one of the elite education systems on the planet? What is their secret, their special formula? What is the Singapore story?

Should We Be Medicating Our Young Students?

Diana Grycan | Posted 01.14.2015 | Parents
Diana Grycan

I know some children really need the help of medication, but I also know that teacher training is often minimal, and teachers need skills to help their students, not pills.

Teacher Evaluations Require More Than a Check in the Box

Jason Saltmarsh | Posted 01.09.2015 | Education
Jason Saltmarsh

This leaves principals and school administrators tasked with conducting teacher evaluations in a rapidly changing educational environment that can be unfamiliar if not altogether intimidating.

Student Motivation: Focusing on Excellence

Brad L. Johnson | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Brad L. Johnson

Why aren't more students motivated and why haven't we figured out how to get them motivated? The problem with motivation is not necessarily an issue with students or even with teachers as some might think.

Please Don't Be a Teacher If You're Not Going to Love Your Job

Karen Zainal | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Karen Zainal

I hope all teachers love their job. What does loving your job mean in the context of teaching? I don't mean you have to feel like sunshine and rainbows all the time, because it's obviously hard work with many ups and downs.

This Professor Uses Slave Narratives To Teach Empathy To Future Public Servants

The Huffington Post | Alena Hall | Posted 01.07.2015 | College

When public policies go into effect, they don't always seem rooted in empathy and compassion. That's one reason an educator at the University of San F...

Whose Kids Are These Anyway?

Annie Fox | Posted 01.08.2015 | Education
Annie Fox

I do a lot of parent education and am always very clear with the parents in my workshops that their prime objective is to raise young adults of good character. Character development is in their job description. It's in the job description of teachers too.

An Homage to 'Teachers'

Eric Trules | Posted 01.06.2015 | Education
Eric Trules

Teaching is an art form all of its own. It's not easy to teach. Not only because teachers are never paid enough in our culture (or others), but because it takes patience and understanding and preparation and methodology.

What Is a Teacher Leader? What Should It Be?

Sean Slade | Posted 01.07.2015 | Education
Sean Slade

Teachers have long wanted a say in how schools operate, but the system as a whole hasn't been prepared to accommodate their voices. But more often than not, these teacher leader roles have developed by osmosis rather than intent or planning.

College Business Classes: Rethinking Traditional Methods

S. L. Young | Posted 01.06.2015 | College
S. L. Young

Learning can be performed independently; however, active and collaborative learning are beneficial not only for an individual learner but can also expedite organizational learning, too.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School (Part 10) – The Noble Lie

Frank Breslin | Posted 01.03.2015 | Education
Frank Breslin

These are questions that go to the heart of what it means to be human in this or in any century. The Bible keeps these questions alive, not so much by the answers it gives as by the many questions it provokes in the reader, questions which are rarely if ever raised in our modern world.

Sense and Sensibility: Why Librarians Remain Essential to Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 01.02.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Unless lawmakers can be made to understand the critical role these and other educational professionals play in contributing to schools in which we can all be confident and proud, then many of these positions will remain in jeopardy to the detriment of the students and communities they serve.

The Exclamatory Cycle of Teaching

Jay Halfond | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Jay Halfond

I now understand the fundamental difference between academic administration and faculty life. Being a dean was typically punctuated with semi-colons. Work was an ongoing continuum with slight changes along the way. Being a full-time professor, though, is different.

Making Sense In The Noise

Liz Madans | Posted 12.30.2014 | Education
Liz Madans

I want to be teaching because I want to have this conversation, right now, with my students. These events are engulfing them, and maybe our classroom could be the place we start to unpack them.

Resolved to Teach More Through Writing

Coleman Baker | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Coleman Baker

Writing more, being more fully present, watching for opportunities to learn, and to teach. This first blog post at this new site is a first step. This seems like enough for one birthday. But there is so much more.

Teaching the Bible as Literature in Public High School (Part 9)

Frank Breslin | Posted 12.27.2014 | Education
Frank Breslin

Aphorisms are an excellent way of encouraging critical and creative responses when teaching about the Bible. These quotations offer thoughtful reflections by world authors on a broad range of religious questions.