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A Letter to Teachers

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

What I would say to my former student self? More importantly, what would I have wanted someone to say to me? Here's what I would say to anyone about to become a teacher.

This Is What it Feels Like to Be a Teacher in North Carolina

Katie Mgongolwa | Posted 04.01.2014 | Education
Katie Mgongolwa

I am one of many teachers in North Carolina considering leaving the profession. I don't want to. It hurts to voice this. But we are entering a time of darkness in education in the Tar Heel state.

What's Hindering Motivation in Students?

Tim Elmore | Posted 03.31.2014 | Education
Tim Elmore

Almost every student present admitted what most Americans concede by late January: They have given up on their resolutions. The reason, however, was what intrigued me. They all agreed it wasn't a lack of resolve, but a lack of focus.

Time for Founders School

Steve Blank | Posted 03.30.2014 | Business
Steve Blank

Having a film crew in your living room for two days is something you want to put on your bucket list. With a ~$2 billion endowment the Kauffman F...

How I Escaped From Academia (and How You Can Too)

Warren Hoffman | Posted 03.30.2014 | Education
Warren Hoffman

I still remember my first interview for a non-academic job about 10 years ago, shortly after receiving my PhD in American and Jewish literature. 'Don't you want to teach? You seem rather overqualified for this position.'

Friends in Cold Times

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 03.29.2014 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

When we are hit with snowstorms or worse, many of us have friends we can turn to, places to stay for a while. So many families don't have this support, these types of friends. They're all in the same boat. Their children are huddled together.

Why You Should Become A Teacher

Babs Nichols | Posted 03.29.2014 | Education
Babs Nichols

2014-01-27-Chalkboard_eraser_Waldorf_School_East_Lexington_MA.jpgDespite popular rhetoric, public schools are not "failing." In fact, in most ways they are succeeding. I stay because what I've learned in 29 years is that my job is one of the ones that matters most.

Leading (and Teaching) for the Common Good

D. Michael Lindsay | Posted 03.28.2014 | College
D. Michael Lindsay

The great thing about being a college president is that I get to connect with a much wider network of students than I did as a professor. The chance to work with students is what drew me to higher education in the first place. So this semester, I'm returning to the classroom to teach one of my favorite classes.

Why We Need To Start Putting Our Happiness First

Tai Goodwin | Posted 03.28.2014 | Healthy Living
Tai Goodwin

If you need to make a change, stop trying to talk yourself into what you really don't want. You can be grateful for what you have and want to change. Whether it's your career, your relationship, or your business, you will never be satisfied if you are being dishonest about what you really want.

Teaching From the Bottom Up

Richard V. Hurley | Posted 03.27.2014 | College
Richard V. Hurley

It's not unusual to hear a professor say, "My students are just not critical thinkers." To this I would reply, "So what are you doing to make them critical thinkers? What are you doing to develop that skill?"

Hello Class, Your Professor Is On Food Stamps

Kate Quick | Posted 03.26.2014 | Politics
Kate Quick

I was an adjunct English professor in Alaska with a baby due. If I needed to take maternity leave, it would be unpaid. But the choice that I faced -- either care for my newborn or go broke -- was never really a choice. At 27, I was a college professor on food stamps.

Moving to China: Why a Little Crazy is a Good Thing

Katherine Marie Priddy | Posted 03.25.2014 | Travel
Katherine Marie Priddy

A year ago, I was writing my senior thesis for my BA and could never have guessed I'd be teaching English in China in just one year. Several people have called me "brave" -- but I'm not brave, I just took a professor's advice seriously -- go teach in China, he said. So I did.

Joy Resmovits

The Surprising Results Of Teacher Satisfaction Surveys

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 01.27.2014 | Politics

As sweeping reforms dramatically change what it means to be an American teacher, a steady stream of headlines, studies and op-eds assert that teachers...

Teaching Ethics in a Changing India

Kanan Dhru | Posted 03.18.2014 | World
Kanan Dhru

Their notions about how the practices of the world and personal values interplayed fascinated me, at times frustrated me and almost always threw me into deep questions about how our society was shaping up.

What Asia Can Learn From Philippines About English Education

Amy Chavez | Posted 03.12.2014 | Education
Amy Chavez

According to an Educational Testing Service (ETS) ranking based on TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language) scores for 2010, the Philippines ranked 35th out of 163 countries world wide.

The Teaching Deficit

Vashthi Nepaul | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Vashthi Nepaul

The Annual National Assessment (ANA) results have been released. The yearly testing quantifies numeracy and language skills in grades one to six and grade nine and some fewer grades in private schools. This year, seven million children were tested.

So, You Bought Your Child an iPad... Now What?

Jo-Ann Fox | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Jo-Ann Fox

If you really want to maximize your child's experience, teach your child about the many ways they can use their iPad as a creation tool.

The Sondheim Cure: a New Year's Gift to Awaken Your Sleeping "Muse"

Cynthia Dagnal-Myron | Posted 03.08.2014 | Arts
Cynthia Dagnal-Myron

I knew Stephen Sondheim's lyrics before I knew who Stephen Sondheim was. I was a little ghetto girl when I fell in love with West Side Story back in ...

Teaching to the Big Questions - Changing the Framework of Higher Education

Jayson Boyers | Posted 03.06.2014 | Education
Jayson Boyers

Questioning the known and the unknown simultaneously is what will drive education forward. Asking questions, even the questions we as educators may not have the answers to, will help us create an engaged classroom that focuses on solving real-world challenges.

Our Hopes & Dreams for a New Year

Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis | Posted 03.05.2014 | Education
Kaitlin Roig-DeBellis

I hope to learn about new places by traveling. I hope to get better at cooking new recipes. I am good at listening. My family, friends and husband will help me. Now it's your turn. Go!

Diary of a Student Teacher: Quitting, Continued

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Matt Bieber

Most of my friends hated my last blog post. They thought that I was calling into question the value of practical knowledge, even condemning our whole school system.

The Gift of a Gifted Teacher

Vicki Cobb | Posted 03.04.2014 | Education
Vicki Cobb

The current climate of fear in public schools brought on by a misguided attempt to standardize learning and testing will not empower teachers or students. There is a growing groundswell of discontent at the grassroots.

Diary of a Student Teacher: Why I Quit

Matt Bieber | Posted 03.02.2014 | Education
Matt Bieber

My mentor teachers and I were discussing the upcoming social studies lesson that I was to lead. The lesson would mark the beginning of our unit on Greek mythology, and I had free reign: I could teach the kids whatever I wanted.

My Son With Special Needs Taught Me More About Education Than I Learned in 7 Years as a Teacher

Megan Davies Mennes | Posted 02.28.2014 | Parents
Megan Davies Mennes

I can't single-handedly change education in this country, but I can teach my students to think for themselves, embrace their diverse skills, and encourage them to value learning simply for the sake of knowledge, not as some precursor to vocational wealth.

Finding The Words

Liz Madans | Posted 02.27.2014 | Education
Liz Madans

Are the old masters to be left alone to the practice of writing, while we watch and marvel from the sidelines? I know that everyone has a story to tell, but perhaps it is an English teacher's closeness to the words that renders the wistfulness almost ironic.