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More Than Beef Noodle Soup and Taipei 101: Unexpected Surprises of Life in Taiwan

Marjorie Freimuth | Posted 07.28.2015 | Travel
Marjorie Freimuth

Instead of describing the culinary wonders of beef noodle soup and mango shaved ice, or "must-see's" such as Taipei 101, Jiufen, and night markets, here are 7 everyday surprises that are just as much a part of the culture as bubble tea.

Sabrina "Bri" Moore: A Teacher Like You

A Teacher Like You | Posted 07.28.2015 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Teaching is not always academics. With the kids we serve and the community we work in, it's life. It's the choices that we make as teachers that affect every single part of how these young people develop and who they become.

Learning Chinese

Tricia McCallum | Posted 07.28.2015 | GPS for the Soul
Tricia McCallum

Growing up in a small northern town shaped me in ways untold. As a little girl my family lived in an apartment above a hardware store on our small...

Elmer Bischoff: 'I've Taught All My Life'

John Seed | Posted 07.28.2015 | Arts
John Seed

Elmer Bischoff, whose work is on view at the George Adams Gallery in New York through August 14th, was a dedicated teacher throughout his life and career.

7 Steps Towards a Successful Presentation

Naphtali Hoff | Posted 07.27.2015 | Business
Naphtali Hoff

We have all attended great presentations that left us wanting more. And then there were the ones that gave us the itch to get up or log out.

Surviving the Summer

Beth Whitley | Posted 07.24.2015 | Parents
Beth Whitley

Today is day 3, and we're doing alright. Yesterday we had 14 children round to play all morning, and another 3 in the afternoon - filling our home with those truly amusing humans Hannah loves and creating a chaotic normality indeed!

Growing Students' Brains in the Summer

Teach Plus | Posted 07.23.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

Growing up, I experienced one of public education's intractable problems between June and September -- the summer brain drain. It was like all that Algebra and English never happened.

A Horse Video Reveals How to Motivate Kids

Joseph W. Gauld | Posted 07.21.2015 | Education
Joseph W. Gauld

Why do American students lack so much motivation? "You can lead a horse to water, but you can't make him drink," reflects the teacher's primary concern when motivating a student.

Just What Are the Liberal Arts Anyway?

Cecilia Gaposchkin | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Cecilia Gaposchkin

As parents send their kids off to college this fall, and those same kids try to figure out what they want to study, and as those of us who teach in liberal arts institutions begin talking to those students about the purpose and meaning of the educations they are about to embark upon, we should all keep in mind what our ultimate aims are.

She Dreamed of Africa -- And Then She Was Sent There

Sidonie Sawyer | Posted 07.19.2015 | Impact
Sidonie Sawyer

My daughter joined the Peace Corps last year, right after graduating from college in Florida, with an International Affairs degree. She wants to be a diplomat. After having trekked the World with me during her childhood, she was still dreaming of Africa.

The Power of Collective Voice

Randi Weingarten | Posted 07.19.2015 | Education
Randi Weingarten

Through the union, educators are raising our collective voice. Together with parents and students, educators are turning the tide. Teaching is our heart. Our students are our soul. And the union is our spine. When educators raise their voice and their power, we can reclaim the promise of public education.

Cyberslacking in Shanghai: What My Students Taught Me

Ruth Starkman | Posted 07.20.2015 | College
Ruth Starkman

Teaching a writing and "Great Books" course to 21 middle school students at an international school in Shanghai this summer, I found myself amidst an intense debate about using electronic devices in the classroom.

The 5 Teachers You Meet in Heaven: What It Really Takes to Save Our Schools

Yohuru Williams | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Yohuru Williams

Teachers, of course, can lead the way, not toward some false utopia embodied in the privatizing, anti-union, agenda of the testing moguls but in education's humanistic roots -- providing young people with multiple pathways to success.

The Most Important Lesson to Teach Children

Ama Yawson | Posted 07.15.2015 | Education
Ama Yawson

The world has become a very uncertain place due to rapid technological and cultural change. We are reminded of change when we remember iconic companies that each employed thousands of people such as Enron, Pan Am, MCI Worldcom and Arthur Anderson. Those companies no longer exist.

Where Will the Children Go Next?

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 07.15.2015 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

. No child should be tossing and turning in bed in too-tight old and dirty jeans. No child should cry herself to sleep feeling alone in the dark. No child deserves to be afraid at night because tomorrow she is being transferred to another "new place."

The Next Education Revolution

Dan Butin | Posted 07.13.2015 | College
Dan Butin

We in the United States are thus not the only ones having this conversation. We are all, whether we realize it or not, discussing and debating what we mean by "education."

Kids Prick Up Their Ears When Sexual Pleasure Is Taught in School

Van Winkle's | Posted 07.10.2015 | Parents
Van Winkle's

According to one sexual health agency, sex-ed programs are missing what actually inspires kids to pay attention: lessons on pleasure zones.

Heeding Student Voices on PARCC

Teach Plus | Posted 07.07.2015 | Education
Teach Plus

As a teacher, I find PARCC to be a better assessment; my students agreed. Perhaps it is time that all adults -- educators, parents, policy makers -- listen and do what our children are suggesting.

Lisa Holton Talks Common Core on Mondays with Marlo

Posted 07.02.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies linked with Common Core. Lisa expl...

A Call to Teach

Erin Parker | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Erin Parker

Teaching is living with your heart on fire. While your heart is sometimes broken from listening to gut wrenching stories of tragedy and hardship from kids you love, it's also swollen with pride when watching those very same kids succeed in ways they never thought possible.

In Case You Don't Know What Great Teaching Looks Like

Vicki Cobb | Posted 06.30.2015 | Education
Vicki Cobb

I recently attended the 21st Century Children's Nonfiction Conference where the conversation encompassed all things nonfiction from writing it to publishing it to teaching it. What interested me most was what I knew least. How can gifted teachers use nonfiction in the classroom?

How Can Every Student Reach Their Learning Capacity?

Posted 06.30.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

Who Does Not Like Common Core?

Posted 07.02.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. Common Core has re...

Do Video Games Help Kids Learn?

Posted 06.29.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...

What Are Common Core Standards?

Posted 06.29.2015 | MarloThomas

Lisa Holton, President of Classroom, Inc., stopped by Mondays with Marlo to discuss the successes and controversies of Common Core. One aspect of Comm...