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Confessions Of A University Professor

Stephen Kuusisto | Posted 12.01.2016 | College
Stephen Kuusisto

I often find students in my classes who want more than just a course. They're eager, sharp, apparently more energized than their classmates. For years...

Quiet Black Girls — And How We Fail Them

Quiet Revolution | Nidhi Berry | Posted 12.01.2016 | Healthy Living

This article first appeared on I’m not a scientist—I am a practitioner of public education as an administrator. Yet, in my teaching d...

Teaching Political Science In The Age Of Donald Trump

Benjamin Knoll | Posted 11.30.2016 | Education
Benjamin Knoll

Teaching about politics is never easy, but it's only getting harder from here. Wish us luck.

Creating a better future through great literature

Pioneers for Change | Posted 11.24.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

When I was in college, I heard John Logan read "Poem, Slow to Come, on the Death of Cummings," an elegy that recounts Logan's grief over the death of his mentor, E. E. Cummings. In the poem, in verses of great musicality, Logan works through his sadness by remembering moments he shared with Cummings, by celebrating his mentor's profound influence as an artist and teacher.

Seven Tips For Surviving Post-Election Thanksgiving Conversation

Tom Roderick | Posted 11.23.2016 | Healthy Living
Tom Roderick

Below are seven tips for navigating this year's Thanksgiving conversation and putting your best social and emotional skills to the test.

Harassing Trump-Supporting Students As A Form Of Pedagogy

Stanley Fish | Posted 11.21.2016 | College
Stanley Fish

The most recent issue of the magazine Guernica features an essay-letter written to “my fellow teachers” by Nell Boeschenstein, who teaches writing...

What's Next In Education Post-Election?

Mark A. Elgart | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
Mark A. Elgart

Now that the election has passed and we have begun the transition process, prognosticators are in full bloom sharing minute-by-minute the latest piece of information that could be a foreshadowing of the next administration.

10 Secrets Of Special Education Teachers

The Mighty | Posted 11.16.2016 | Education
The Mighty

This question was posed to the special education teachers on The Mighty community on Facebook: “What’s one secret about your job you wish the rest...

Not Going To Get Over It

Em Powers Hunter | Posted 11.15.2016 | Politics
Em Powers Hunter

I can teach my students to think critically, question, participate, care, and create a better world. I can share inspiration and truth that will cut through rhetoric and deception. Words have good and bad ways.

In Our Schools, We Have a Responsibility to "Go High"

Teach Plus | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Teach Plus

By Sarah Mulcahy On my commute to school on the day after the election, I thought about the African American, Latino, and Muslim students in my schoo...

At The Edge of The Bubble

Liz Madans | Posted 11.15.2016 | Education
Liz Madans

Sitting at my teacher desk this Wednesday morning, I am stuck. I am thinking about the moves planned for the day: conversations about Romantic poets, ...

Teaching Election 2016 the Morning After and for the Next Four Years

Alan Singer | Posted 11.13.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

I apologize for the length of this post; it is really two posts combined into one. Part 1 is Alan's Analysis of Election 2016. I open with my views as...

How The Marine Corps Builds an Innovation Culture

Steve Blank | Posted 11.10.2016 | Business
Steve Blank

Jennifer Edgin is the Chief Technology Officer of the Intelligence Division at the Headquarters of the Marine Corps. As the Senior Technical Advisor t...

Shoot, I Did It Again: 3 More Ways to Implement Video in Professional Learning

Adam J. Geller | Posted 11.08.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...

Fifty-One Presidential Elections On Tuesday

Alan Singer | Posted 11.03.2016 | Education
Alan Singer

The United States electoral system is complex and sometimes hard to phantom. Under the United States Constitution, there will be fifty-one separate elections for President in each of the fifty states plus Washington DC on Tuesday, not one.

The State Department Meets The Lean Startup -- Hacking For Diplomacy

Steve Blank | Posted 10.31.2016 | Education
Steve Blank

The academic year is in full swing at Stanford and already we're deep into our new Hacking for Diplomacy course. Building off last spring's pioneering...

3 Ways to Get Students Involved, Excited And Informed About the Election

Monica Gray | Posted 10.20.2016 | Education
Monica Gray

It is a question posed daily by students to teachers across the country. Sometimes, the answer can seem a bit esoteric: "Yes, Johnny, you will need calculus in the real world." But providing an answer to pupils in today's civics classrooms should be far easier and direct since these kids are literally witnessing one of the most combative and contested presidential elections in history.

Why Aren't Math Education Games More Widely Used?

Quora | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education

Why aren't more math education games widely used to help engage children in mathematics? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network ...

This Is the Most Important Thing a Teacher Can Do

Quora | Posted 10.18.2016 | Education

Do professors have a duty to their students beyond simply imparting information? originally appeared on Quora - the knowledge sharing network where co...

My journey to impact entrepreneurship

Pioneers for Change | Posted 10.18.2016 | Impact
Pioneers for Change

By: Matthew Pietrafetta I began my journey to impact entrepreneurship as a young teacher in New York City. In that role, I saw entrenched challenge...

Support Indigenous Rights: Abolish Columbus Day

The Zinn Education Project | Posted 10.06.2016 | Education
The Zinn Education Project

By Bill Bigelow The movement to abolish Columbus Day and to establish in its place Indigenous Peoples Day continues to gather strength, as every month...

I thought education was my education

David Loncle | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
David Loncle

Writing, like life, is about revision. This is one of the examples of how education has failed us. It is also why I've emphasized how damaging apathy and blame culture can be - societal cancers. We have to learn to remake ourselves, our institutions, our communities, our thoughts and hearts. Revise. Reexamine. Dive in and revise again.

When It Hurts To Teach

Kathy Nimmer | Posted 09.29.2016 | Education
Kathy Nimmer

After an emotional reaction to an academic disappointment in my class, my fragile student fled. Slipping away from the staff, she disappeared. As teachers, paras, administrators, and school security quietly but urgently looked for her, I sat alone in my office, shaking and helpless.

October is International Sloth Month!

David A. Pride | Posted 09.27.2016 | Green
David A. Pride

Not long ago I was cruising around the internet and came across a “sloth selfie” that had gone viral. In the photo, a happy hiker appears below hi...

Lights, Camera, Action: 3 Video Coaching Ideas You Can Implement Next Week

Adam J. Geller | Posted 09.21.2016 | Education
Adam J. Geller

Co-authored by DANIEL MOORE, manager of partner success at Edthena. A version of this post originally appeared in the Professional Development News of...