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What's Next? 5-Year-Olds with RPGs?

David Fagin | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics
David Fagin

Like many kids in the late '70s/early '80s, I attended summer camp in the Catskills. One of the activities for our group -- a group of about 20 rambunctious boys of 11-12 year-olds -- was Riflery.

Top 10 Guide to Professional Dress for Student Teachers

Sue Gober | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Sue Gober

Are you student teaching this semester? A quick look in the mirror might be the most important thing you do all day.

How a Change in Schools Transformed My ADHD Son's Educational Path

Dean Dauphinais | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Dean Dauphinais

If you have a child who struggles in public school because of a learning difference, please don't give up. Explore other options. Find an alternative school that will recognize your child's potential, maximize it, and allow them to achieve great things.

A School's Moral Vision

Frank Breslin | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Frank Breslin

Doing well on tests is not an education, but simply a skill in taking tests. School offers an education that is too precious to be surrendered to those with no understanding of learning's ultimate meaning and value.

'Tuition... Freeze!'

Jordan Waxman | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Jordan Waxman

Could it be that the cost of operating a university -- technology, wages and infrastructure -- is rising at triple the rate of other technology, wages and infrastructure simply by being inside an institution of higher learning?

The New Student Life: Talking With College Students With Jobs

Megan Lent | Posted 08.28.2014 | College
Megan Lent

This is a quandary that around 14 million college students face in their actual, non-joke-from-Tumblr lives. It isn't news that more and more college students are working. But why are they working?

More Jobs That Pay Decent Wages: How to Fight Poverty in the United States

Deniz Igan | Posted 08.28.2014 | Business
Deniz Igan

There are 10.6 million poor people who have a job, and often head households with children. Modest policy efforts can help change the negative dynamics that poverty creates. Luckily, there are tools that can help and which have a proven track record.

The Right Questions to Ask to Help Kids Take Charge of Back-to-School Fears

Tamar Chansky | Posted 08.28.2014 | Parents
Tamar Chansky

A better way. Instead of trying to talk your child out of their fears by rushing in with reassurances that aren't helping anyway, help your child come to these very good and reasonable conclusions you are offering, on their own steam, by flipping them around and asking the right questions.

New (School) Year Resolutions Part 3

Teach Plus | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

As students and teachers return to the classroom for the 2014-15 academic year, Teach Plus teachers across the nation reflect on their goals and aspir...

Beyond the Bell

G. David Wilson | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
G. David Wilson

Every year, thousands of people across America embark on an incredible journey. They are a variety of people -- from young to old, recent college graduates to retirees, lawyers to medical professionals from all backgrounds and from states across the country.

School Reform Is Empty Without Love and Support

Robert E. Slavin | Posted 08.28.2014 | Education
Robert E. Slavin

In a recent article in The New York Times, David Kirp wrote in opposition to "business models" being applied to education: Assessments, accountabil...

Why I'm Going To Let My Daughter Fail Math

Kristen Kennedy | Posted 08.27.2014 | Parents
Kristen Kennedy

This year, I've decided I'm not going to stand over her with a timer and a cupcake to coax her to the finish line.

Tirelessly Reporting the Human Side of the War

Gaia Paradiso | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Gaia Paradiso

Fire-starters, willing to risk their lives to witness the almost unbelievable reality of injustice, violence, undemocratic actions and hatred towards human lives, photojournalists are the public enemies of the most extremists groups.

3 Commitments Innovative Educators Will Make This Year

Courtney O'Connell | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Courtney O'Connell

The commitments we make to ourselves and our students say a lot about the type of educator we hope to be. Here is an inside look into three of the (many) commitments that our innovative educators will be making for the upcoming year.

Seeing the Humanity of "The Other"

Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M. | Posted 08.27.2014 | Impact
Tanya M. Odom, Ed.M.

We see and hear stories about the first days of school, school shopping, the buying of books, and the concern, hope, and joy, for those in preschool, kindergarten, middle school, high school, and college

Teach Kids to Recognize Emotions

Daniel Goleman | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Daniel Goleman

Turning our attention to our mental state -- otherwise known as self-awareness -- allows us to manage ourselves well, even when rocked by disturbing feelings. This is a skill that helps children become better learners.

Overbearing, Snowplough Parents Have Replaced Helicopter Parents

Elwood D. Watson | Posted 08.27.2014 | College
Elwood D. Watson

Regardless of awareness or cluelessness, the fact is that for some young adults, the level of constant monitoring from parents is frustrating, wearisome and in some cases, exhausting.

New (School) Year Resolutions Part 2

Teach Plus | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Teach Plus

As students and teachers return to the classroom for the 2014-15 academic year, Teach Plus teachers across the nation reflect on their goals and aspir...

With Eye Toward Equity, Schools Rethink Discipline

Mikhail Zinshteyn | Posted 08.29.2014 | Education
Mikhail Zinshteyn

With the share of white students falling and Latino students rising, school suspension and expulsion figures in the United States risk hitting new highs, unless more districts tackle their discipline policies head on.

The Six Lies I Learned in High School

Joe DeProspero | Posted 08.27.2014 | Education
Joe DeProspero

I always held a deep admiration for the kids who were considered "weirdos" in school. The guy wearing the Slayer tee shirt and an eyebrow ring, nails ...

Access to Technology for All Women in Turkey

Melis Figanmese | Posted 08.27.2014 | World
Melis Figanmese

It is no doubt Turkey's women are tech savvy. They're laughing all over social media at conservative ideals and throwing slippers to oppose violence a...

It's Time for Schools to Upgrade Both Technology and Pedagogy

Larry Magid | Posted 08.27.2014 | Technology
Larry Magid

An increasing number of teachers are flocking toward "connected learning," which involves changing not only educational methods, but also some fundamental assumptions about the nature of education.

Joy Resmovits

Jindal Proves He's Serious About Dismantling His Former Cause

HuffingtonPost.com | Joy Resmovits | Posted 08.28.2014 | Politics

First he sued his own school board. Now he's suing the federal government. Buffeted by a state judge who initially struck down his suspension of Co...

Being an Entrepreneur: What Your Kid Probably Won't Learn in School

David Garfinkel | Posted 08.27.2014 | Business
David Garfinkel

Today, entrepreneurship is hot. And everything points to it getting hotter still. Do you ever worry that maybe your kids won't be ready for the vastly different job and business world, when it's their time to start making a living?

29 Pieces of Advice for New Teachers

Calee Prindle | Posted 08.26.2014 | Education
Calee Prindle

19.) You will not change every kid. Every kid will not like you. But, every kid must respect some part of you in order to learn from you.