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I Don't Like Poetry, I'm Not a Poetry Person

Tara Skurtu | Posted 01.25.2017 | Arts
Tara Skurtu

Every time I hear someone say "I don't like poetry," or "I'm not a poetry person," I think the opposite is true. I believe everyone is a poetry person. Poetry is just a form of storytelling, and we're born to tell stories.

Donald Trump: Do Your Homework!

Lev Raphael | Posted 01.19.2017 | Politics
Lev Raphael

English teachers everywhere know when students haven't done the required reading for a class. You'll ask the most basic question and a student will hesitate, equivocate, try not to answer, maybe re-frame the question, or just shift ground entirely.

Testing the Teacher

Shanna Peeples | Posted 01.16.2017 | Education
Shanna Peeples

I'm not even good at math, but here's my statistical probability prediction: Where, what, and who you teach will show similar patterns of "successful" and "failing" schools and teachers across your district.

Here Are The Most And Least Paid Teachers In The World

Tom Ostapchuk | Posted 01.13.2017 | Education
Tom Ostapchuk

We took the global teacher salary data and compared it to the number of teaching hours worked annually for the same countries to find out which teachers were working the most for their pay. Even the education industry has a 1 percent.

The Deplorable Learning Conditions Of Detroit Public Schools Are Unethical, Not Our Protests

Pam Namyslowski | Posted 01.13.2017 | Education
Pam Namyslowski

Mr. Earley, you accuse us of drowning out the voices of our students. You stated we are "using students as pawns to advance a political position." You have it backwards. The recent action of teachers is not an attempt to drown out the voices of the students. It is an attempt to finally make their voices heard.

Does Theory Matter in Learning to Teach?

Peter Cipparone | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Peter Cipparone

Asking teachers to learn the work of teaching on the job does a disservice to the students in our classroom. But I've come around to believing that theory matters too.

Falling on My Face

Shanna Peeples | Posted 01.12.2017 | Education
Shanna Peeples

Education is set into hierarchies that ultimately hurt us. In my brief travels as National Teacher of the Year, I've noticed that the schools doing the most interesting creative, relevant and helpful work are those where I can't tell "who's the boss."

I Am a Teacher

Lola Lolita | Posted 01.11.2017 | Education
Lola Lolita

I am a teacher. In an age riddled by the political and corporate takeover and decimation of education, an age in which data collection and standardized tests take precedence, an age in which numbers are more important than people, that's what I need to remember.

5 Things Your Kids Will Always Remember About You

Chester Goad, Ed.D. | Posted 01.08.2017 | Parents
Chester Goad, Ed.D.

Every moment is another chance to make a memory, and whether or not we realize it, we're creating good or bad memories every day, while indifferent moments just fade away. We all have regrets. It's never too late to make an unforgettable impact.

19 Emotions to Quitting Your Job

Amber Kane | Posted 12.30.2016 | Women
Amber Kane

Artwork by AP Student Darrell Andrews Free When I typed the one sentence that severed my ties from eight years of questioning and doubting myself. ...

Why All Parents Should Use The Teachings from the Jedi Master in 2016

Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D. | Posted 12.30.2016 | Parents
Daniel B. Peters, Ph.D.

Most of us naturally think about the future which often leads to worry and fear, and takes us away from living in the present. The key to living a purposeful and intentional life resides in the present moment. The past is gone and the future has yet to come. Live in the present and choose your words and actions intentionally.

How Experience and Confession Make Teachers and Students Masters

Catherine Nagle | Posted 12.30.2016 | GPS for the Soul
Catherine Nagle

I'm really enjoying the gift of Oprah's "Super Soul Sessions" since it helps me to see that I'm still a work in progress and to determine the areas wh...

'I Wish I Never Left'

Genevieve Piturro | Posted 12.29.2016 | Impact
Genevieve Piturro

Holiday wishes are a big deal for all of us, but especially for children. And for the children we see, we know how sacred a simple wish can be.

Kyle Phillips: Without Teachers, What Hope Do We Have?

A Teacher Like You | Posted 12.29.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

Without passionate and dedicated teachers in our public schools, what hope does the future have?

Five Fundamental Strategies for Bilingual Learners

Kevin M. Wong | Posted 12.23.2016 | Education
Kevin M. Wong

This article aims to provide educators with five fundamental strategies to promote linguistic cross-pollination among students in dual language classrooms. These recommendations are drawn largely from the Center for Applied Linguistics.

As Long As There Are Teachers, There Is Life

Shanna Peeples | Posted 12.22.2016 | Education
Shanna Peeples

Teachers can't worry about the politics. We have to worry about the children. We have to believe that the seeds we plant in our students will bear fruit in a better world. Teachers, and particularly those who teach in war zones, are a concrete symbol of the future.

My Six-Year-Old Student Asked Me if He Could Make a QR Code. Here's What I Did.

Paul Emerich France | Posted 12.21.2016 | Education
Paul Emerich France

We got out his kan-ban board and began listing off some steps, the first of which would be to do some research on how QR codes work. It didn't take long before we found a YouTube video that explained how to decode a QR code by hand.

New Jersey Teacher Says She Was Fired After Showing A Video Of Malala

The Huffington Post | Nadya Agrawal | Posted 02.12.2016 | Politics

A New Jersey public high school teacher has filed a lawsuit against her former school and some of its administrators claiming that she was let go from...

A Brilliant Way To Teach Children Which Friends To Trust

OWN | Lisa Capretto | Posted 12.18.2015 | OWN

A true friendship is a bond built on trust, and when that trust is broken, the friendship often shatters. Brené Brown has spent decades researching t...

Teaching the Need for Gender Equity in Peru

Randal Mason | Posted 12.17.2016 | Education
Randal Mason

In Peru, women face a number of inequalities and barriers, including a large gender pay gap, early marriage and pregnancy, sexism in the media, and attitudes that they should only care for children and do housework. But chief among the challenges these women confront daily is domestic and gender-based violence.

How these teachers are turning around an outdated school system

HuffPost Originals | Ishita Singh | Posted 12.17.2015 | Impact

For students attending troubled high schools in depressed cities, there’s a huge disconnect between what schools teach and what they really need: in...

Annette Naranjo: From Kindergarten to Who They Really Are

A Teacher Like You | Posted 12.17.2016 | Education
A Teacher Like You

We just have to give these kids a chance. A lot of teachers have this idea of structure and having to do things a certain way. But they're kids. I understand that we have to meet the standards, but they're still five. At the end of the day they're still so young. I think a lot of teachers forget that.

Learning from the Religious Extremism of ISIS/DAESH

Imam Jamal Rahman | Posted 12.15.2016 | Religion
Imam Jamal Rahman

The best lesson to be drawn from religious exclusivity and fanaticism is what sages have taught for centuries: if my relationship with my religion or holy book comes in the way of my relationship with you, it is bound to come in the way of my relationship with God.

Antidote to Terror: Teaching Empathy Through the Global Lives Project

Esther Wojcicki | Posted 12.15.2016 | Impact
Esther Wojcicki

The media arts are a field that I see as having immense potential to shape a new generation of students around the world that are breaking down cultural boundaries and seeing in one another our common humanity. The Global Lives Project has emerged in the past few years as an ideal educational tool to do just this.

Teaching English Online: The Pros and Cons

Courtney Lambert | Posted 12.15.2016 | Travel
Courtney Lambert

I talk with housewives, engineers, doctors and students. I hear about their lives, traditions, customs and perspectives on issues such as sexism, marriage/divorce, family, travel and school.