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Living in a Converted Garage With a Master's Degree

DJ Cook | Posted 04.18.2014 | Politics
DJ Cook

My life prior to student loan debt and the economic collapse of 2008 was one of promise. I was a straight "A" student in high school and I have earned two degrees. I am a law abiding citizen and have never been arrested.

What's Going on in Mr. Aronin's Class?

Te-Erika Patterson | Posted 03.19.2014 | Good News
Te-Erika Patterson

My son, who believes books are boring and prefers learning from Youtube videos over reading instructions, has actually been reading and discussing the books and thought provoking themes you have introduced to him.

Unspoken Lessons From Our Greatest Teachers, Our Students

Catherine Okafor | Posted 03.11.2014 | Education
Catherine Okafor

While some look at their students as "lazy," "ungrateful" kids, I see something much better. Our students are the ones that can teach us things that we would never expect.

An Iranian-American 'Pioneer' Celebrates 50 years in America

David Shams | Posted 04.05.2014 | Politics
David Shams

On Feb. 7, Beatles lovers will celebrate the 50th anniversary of the band's arrival in America. While I like the Beatles, my siblings and I will be celebrating a different 50th anniversary: The arrival of our father in the United States.

New York's All-Day Pre-K Plan: Good News for Teachers?

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Education
Michelle Chen

Following a national trend of opening public schools to children younger than 5, New York's newmayor, Bill de Blasio, plans to provide universal acce...

Going Beyond Ads To Attract Young Teachers

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 03.08.2014 | Education
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By Robyn Gee The 30-second PSAs from the U.S. Department of Education's TEACH campaign, run by a coalition of major corporations and Teach for Americ...

Ask the Art Professor: 7 Tips for Surviving Art School

Clara Lieu | Posted 01.26.2014 | Arts
Clara Lieu

When I was a student at art school, I was so involved with making my work day to day that I wasn't able to see the big picture and figure out how to get the most out of my experience. Now that I've been on both sides of the fence as a student and professor, I'd like to offer seven practical tips to students in art school.

The Book Doctors Interview Roxanna Elden on Teaching Writing, Writing About Teaching, and Getting a Second Shot at Publishing Success

David Henry Sterry | Posted 01.25.2014 | Books
David Henry Sterry

When we first met Roxanna Elden during our workshop, she said she had an idea for a teacher book. We've run publishing workshops for years, and we've met hundreds of teachers who wanted to write books. Quickly, though, we realized Roxanna's idea was different.

Teaching in Chartering: The Freedom to Be Better

Ember Reichgott Junge | Posted 12.30.2013 | Education
Ember Reichgott Junge

Chartering is one pathway that allows this "freedom to be better" for entrepreneurial teachers. Perhaps if chartering had been available for my college classmate years ago, she would still be engaged in changing lives of young learners.

What It Would Take To Achieve Universal Pre-K In New York

Carol Kellermann | Posted 12.25.2013 | New York
Carol Kellermann

Proposals to expand preschool opportunities in New York have been prominently in the news. They deserve careful consideration because, if properly designed and targeted, prekindergarten programs can have significant long-term benefits.

Tools of a Mighty Heart: Pearl Polishers and Soul Sharpeners

Bridget Fonger | Posted 12.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Bridget Fonger

We humans need our most annoying intimate relationships to scrub and polish the insides of our hearts to reveal the precious gems awaiting us there. Only our loves can help us scour away the most caked-on muck and shine up the jewels.

"Scents and Sensibility"

Jerry Zezima | Posted 01.23.2014 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

By Jerry Zezima For nearly three decades, my loyal, intelligent and, let's face it, masochistic readers have said that I stink. This time, they're ri...

Street Art Installation -- The Church of 'None of This Is Real'

Gregory Linton | Posted 11.23.2013 | Los Angeles
Gregory Linton

Two of L.A.'s biggest street artists, Teacher and Chod, collaborated to create a giant street art installation entitled "The Church of None of This is Real."

Tune In to Teach: A Conversation With Davis Guggenheim

David Wild | Posted 11.05.2013 | Entertainment
David Wild

Here's my brutally harsh interrogation of my better writing half whose work includes the Oscar-winning An Inconvenient Truth, Waiting For Superman and It Might Get Loud.

Doesn't Parenting Impact the Learning Process?

Mark Baer | Posted 11.03.2013 | Divorce
Mark Baer

If parents don't know how to discipline their own children, that is a parenting issue, not a teaching issue.

All Children Deserve Teachers Who Care About Them

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 10.30.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

Janol's good grades allowed him to attend an excellent magnet high school but he realized he didn't see his own experience reflected in the curriculum. He wants to see a new kind of teacher training become a priority throughout the educational system.

Jerky Question Sets Teacher Off

Upworthy | Ray Flores | Posted 08.30.2013 | Politics
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Want an education? This guy is giving lessons on a teacher's worth....

Straight Talk Hints About the College Application Process

Leslie K. Stein | Posted 10.21.2013 | College
Leslie K. Stein

It might seem a bit early, but if you are in junior high or early high school, this is the perfect time to start to get familiar with the college application process. You do not get do-overs.

Finding Forgiveness

Annie Chagnot | Posted 10.20.2013 | Healthy Living
Annie Chagnot

For four years I spent my days reading about the value of forgiveness. But it wasn't until I switched careers to teach in a high-need middle school that I came to understand at a visceral level just how precious and essential forgiveness is, and how it miraculously plays out in daily life.

Karen Black: Hollywood, May 24, 2007

Robert G. Zuckerman | Posted 10.14.2013 | Healthy Living
Robert G. Zuckerman

I like to find spots of light and feeling around a location, and have made some mental notes already. We move around the theater, and in each spot, she intuits the essence and poses in perfect accord to evoke the feeling of the moment and space.

How to Communicate With Teachers for Thoughtful Recommendations

Joie Jager-Hyman | Posted 10.06.2013 | College
Joie Jager-Hyman

Believe it or not, it is not within teachers' job descriptions to write college recommendation letters! So, once your teacher has agreed to write a letter on your behalf, take the time to thank him or her for agreeing to write the recommendation.

It Just Takes Everything We're Not Doing Now

Marian Wright Edelman | Posted 09.11.2013 | Politics
Marian Wright Edelman

We know how to make a positive difference in the lives of so many poor Black males. But we have to close the gap between what we know and what we do. We don't have to keep doing the things we're getting wrong.

Unexpected Teachers: 5 Things I Learned From a Great White Carp

Rob White | Posted 09.10.2013 | Healthy Living
Rob White

The carp does not flounder, nor does it scheme like a shark. He knows what he is. How many human beings create a false version of themselves, hoping to look good or jump ahead in life, and find themselves flip-flopping like a fish on land?

The Common Core Nightmare That Awaits Us

Randy Turner | Posted 09.01.2013 | Politics
Randy Turner

If students are going to be tested three times a year, then gullible school districts will be shelling out hundreds of thousands for test preparation materials, and before you know it, there will be no time to do anything but teach to the test.

Teacher In Student's Shoes: Trying The Common Core Exam

Youth Radio -- Youth Media International | Posted 08.26.2013 | College
Youth Radio -- Youth Media International

By: Robyn Gee Standardized testing week at the middle school where I was a teacher from 2008 - 2010, was a big deal. Signs went up in the hallways, &...