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Relationships Matter

Sean Slade | Posted 01.23.2012 | Education
Sean Slade

Whether it be inside the classroom, outside the school, between peers, teachers or families, relationships are key to student success and growth.

Fixing Education Starts With Respect

Patricia G. Mathes | Posted 01.21.2012 | Education
Patricia G. Mathes

If we, as a nation, want to truly improve the quality of education in our nation, then we must start by giving the profession of teaching the respect it deserves.

My Reflections As a Judge at the Microsoft Global Forum

Lee Kolbert | Posted 01.15.2012 | Education
Lee Kolbert

The judging interviews proved to be the richest experience as that is where the human-element of the projects emerged, where I got to learn a little about what brought these teachers to the Forum and what motivates them to teach in sometimes very challenging circumstances.

Reading Scores and Wars: A New Solution

Pam Allyn | Posted 01.12.2012 | Education
Pam Allyn

The simplest solution and the key to stronger reading is to treat reading as practice. Teachers need to reduce the amount of time spent talking about the benefits of reading and allow students to sit down and read.

Pay Attention in Class

Jeff Selingo | Posted 01.11.2012 | College
Jeff Selingo

If students think of themselves as customers, they often view the professor at the front of the room as a performer. And just like when they go to a concert or a movie, students expect to be engaged, persuaded, or even entertained.

Teaching In The Young Lions' Lair

Turnstyle | Posted 01.09.2012 | Education

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Transforming Teaching For Today's Tech-Savvy Young Children

Michael Levine | Posted 01.08.2012 | Education
Michael Levine

The recent series of reports on technology's unfulfilled promise by the New York Times called "Grading the Digital School" is an important wake-up cal...

I Hate That Kids Hate Math!

Kelly Trotter King | Posted 01.04.2012 | Education
Kelly Trotter King

After 16 years as an educational consultant, one of the most often heard phrases that makes me cringe is, "I hate math!". This is generally followed b...

Where Do Independent Learners Come From? In Mexico, Teachers Experience Them to Foster Them

Sara Vogel | Posted 01.01.2012 | Education
Sara Vogel

By the time I realized I was fostering dependency in my own classroom, it was already too late to turn the ship around. I was left with a burning question: How do we develop independent learners?

Take the Training Wheels Off

Peter Baksa | Posted 12.31.2011 | Healthy Living
Peter Baksa

If the traditional way of doing things isn't working for you, change the way you are looking at the situation. This thinking automatically opens you up to new solutions and for others to lend a helping hand as well.

Fair Lawn, NJ: 'Teacher of the Year' Moves On Amid School District Discord | Posted 12.26.2011 | Home

"It was a hard decision because Fair Lawn has always been good to me. But it's just getting harder and harder to be a teacher..."...

Retirees Try Teaching As A Second Career | Posted 12.19.2011 | Fifty

Their reasons for wanting to teach are as diverse as their professional backgrounds. They are retired engineers, Army lieutenants, business executives...

How To Be Completely Honest With Yourself

Gangaji | Posted 12.10.2011 | Healthy Living

By inquiring into your life story, you can recognize the layers of ephemeral distraction that keep your attention busy with entanglements. When you recognize this, you can reclaim your attention.

Honoring Teachers -- Again?

John Merrow | Posted 12.04.2011 | Education
John Merrow

Would you believe that tomorrow we are expected to put aside our own important work and honor teachers? That's right, we're supposed to drop everything and pay homage to those lazy, overpaid, 'we've-got-tenure-and-you-don't' incompetents.

Got Stress? If You're a Teacher, You're Not Alone

Rae Pica | Posted 11.27.2011 | Education
Rae Pica

There are many, many stressors in the teaching profession. That's the bad news. The good news is that there are also many, many avenues to relief.

"Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing"

Susanne Mentzer | Posted 11.27.2011 | Arts
Susanne Mentzer

Some professional singers liken vocal production to golf. You will have great days and crummy without rhyme or reason. You give a performance that feels vocally right on, and no one says a thing.

A Conversation With Teachers at Education Nation's Teacher Town Hall

Melinda Gates | Posted 11.23.2011 | Education
Melinda Gates

Almost everyone has a warm memory of an instructor who inspired us, challenged us and believed in our potential. I still think about my favorite teacher, Mrs. Bauer, who changed my life.

Race to the Top: In the Classroom, the Fastest Reflexes Get the Teaching Job

Carolyn Bucior | Posted 11.22.2011 | Education
Carolyn Bucior

Teaching is one of our nation's most important jobs and someone like you, with only a day's training, can do it. That's a Venn diagram joke.

A Ray of Sunlight in Education

Jack Jennings | Posted 11.14.2011 | Education
Jack Jennings

According to local educators, America's public elementary and secondary schools are on the path to a more rigorous curriculum, and in their view this will lead to a better educated citizenry.

Can We Teach Children to Love Learning?

Elissa Viggiani | Posted 11.13.2011 | Education
Elissa Viggiani

Recently, I saw a sign that read, "Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning."

Will Open-Air Reading Room Transform Public Space?

Posted 11.09.2011 | Books

In July this year, a curious project appeared on the website Kickstarter, asking for donations. The Uni Project was described as "a portable, open-air...

Beyond Testing: A Lesson from Chinese Teachers

Michelle Shearer | Posted 11.08.2011 | Education
Michelle Shearer

My cultural exchange with Chinese teachers showed me that despite differences in our instructional approaches, we share many similarities.

QR Codes in Education

Lee Kolbert | Posted 11.07.2011 | Education
Lee Kolbert

In July, I had the great pleasure of being one of the judges for the Microsoft Partners In Learning 2011 U.S. Innovative Educators Forum.

What Does "Student-Centered" Learning Really Mean?

William Astore | Posted 11.04.2011 | Education
William Astore

As a society, we talk about the importance of leaders in all walks of life, but when it comes to our classrooms, many of us seem to want to empower the followers while executing the sages when the former do poorly on standardized tests.

Why Governments Don't Get Startups

Steve Blank | Posted 11.01.2011 | Small Business
Steve Blank

Not understanding and agreeing what "Entrepreneur" and "Startup" mean can sink an entire country's entrepreneurial ecosystem. ------ I'm getting ready...