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Students for Education Reform

Forrest Richardson | Posted 08.29.2012 | College
Forrest Richardson

Our education system needs to adapt if America is to remain strong, but steps required to keep America globally competitive are not being taken.

Finding the Write Stuff: A Science Teacher Puts on Her Literacy Hat

Teach Plus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

As a science teacher, I learned a great deal by putting on my writing teacher hat. I also learned how important it is for students to see how all content can relate on an interdisciplinary level.

To Keep Teachers From Quitting the Classroom, Let Us Step Out of It

Teach Plus | Posted 08.27.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Often, what teachers need in order to stay in the classroom is permission to step out of it for a time. It gives us perspective, balance, and new skills.

Musicians Work to Create Future Guitar Heroes

Barry Bortnick | Posted 08.26.2012 | Denver
Barry Bortnick

Jen Pastalo Dacpano and Nicole Severson are on a mission to bring music, song, and community into the hearts and souls of school children across the Front Range.

Should I Stay or Should I Go? Teachers on the Students Who Keep Them Coming Back

Teach Plus | Posted 08.21.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

Starting this week, we'll be running a series of reflections -- honest, measured, and sometimes bittersweet -- from teachers who are grappling with the question of whether to remain in the teaching profession.

Effective Consulting: What Teachers Have Taught Me

Jessica Minahan | Posted 08.19.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

I've found the more closely I work with teachers, the better equipped I am to help them handle the classroom. I translate the lessons I learn from one teacher into new ways to help another who's handling a similar situation.

Promise Of The 'Flipped Classroom' Eludes Poorer School Districts

| Sarah Butrymowicz | Posted 06.13.2012 | Education

This piece comes to us courtesy of The Hechinger Report. When Portland, Ore., elementary school teacher Sacha Luria decided last fall to try out a ...

5 Things That My Dad Taught Me

Stephanie Penn | Posted 08.13.2012 | Women
Stephanie Penn

My father passed away in 1997, but lucky for me, he was around long enough to mold me into the woman I am today.

Teachers' Lounge: The Renaissance Man

Teach Plus | Posted 08.12.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

In the Teachers' Lounge today, meet Dwight Davis, who has been teaching in the Washington, D.C. public schools for seven years.

10 Careers That Enable You To Fight For Equality

Brazen Life | Posted 08.12.2012 | Impact
Brazen Life

When it comes to work and discrimination, it doesn't matter what career field you're in: sooner or later, you may run into a situation where you've go...

What Did You Want to Be When You Were 8 Years Old?: Learning to All Sit Together on the Carpet

Amanda Slavin | Posted 08.11.2012 | Impact
Amanda Slavin

By cutting out all the jargon and looking deep into oneself, we can look back on who we wanted to be when we were 8 years old, before we had bills to pay or broken hearts -- the days when we ran around the playground and could relate to each other.

Do You Teach Your Kids To Obey?

Dr. G | Posted 08.07.2012 | Parents
Dr. G

If my children can trust me to have their best interests at heart (and I believe they can), then they can show that trust by doing as I ask, even when my reasoning is not clear to them.

A Studio Director's Change of Heart: Why Ballet Exams Work

Risa Gary Kaplowitz | Posted 08.08.2012 | Home
Risa Gary Kaplowitz

Surely a regimented single-curriculum training system couldn't be possible in an American studio with varying body types and skill levels. Or could it?

Natasha Trethewey in My Classroom

Monica Edinger | Posted 08.07.2012 | Education
Monica Edinger

Natasha Trethewey was my school's artist-in-residence in 2007 and so I am absolutely delighted that she has just been named the 19th U.S. Poet Laureate.

The 'Urban' Divide

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Adam Kirk Edgerton

I am constantly struck by how little time education reformers spend talking about students, and how much time they spend talking about adults.

Parent 'Field Trip' to Protest Standardized Tests

Amanda Krauss | Posted 08.06.2012 | Education
Amanda Krauss

It is more and more common for states to hire for-profit test-making companies, even as experts question the inherent value of standardized tests.

Why I Work at Roeper School

Patrick O'Connor | Posted 08.01.2012 | Detroit
Patrick O'Connor

From the way they walk into the room, you would be convinced that stress was the last thing on their minds.

Breakfast With Elizabeth Warren, a Teacher

Adam Kirk Edgerton | Posted 08.01.2012 | Politics
Adam Kirk Edgerton

We need more teachers -- not just in the classroom, but in Congress.

So What Does a Professor Do When the Semester Ends, Anyway?

Lindsay Hoffman | Posted 07.31.2012 | College
Lindsay Hoffman

This is the amazing thing about teaching -- I learn as much from my students as they learn from me. And each class is rooted in place and time, making every experience completely unique.

Behavior Plans: Another Type of Teaching Plan

Jessica Minahan | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Jessica Minahan

Because misbehavior is symptomatic of an underlying disability that's intensified by situational triggers, behavior plans should more aptly be thought of as teaching plans.

Why Asking for Help Is a Necessary Lesson

Teach Plus | Posted 07.30.2012 | Education
Teach Plus

It seems like an easy concept: if you don't know how to do something, ask for help. But recent research shows that a student's socioeconomic background affects his or her strategies for seeking help in the classroom.

Save the Children

Tom Allon | Posted 07.29.2012 | New York
Tom Allon

We cannot pretend to care about whether our children are learning, if we don't do anything to make our teachers the best that they can be.

Teachers as Crap Detectors and the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility

Alan Singer | Posted 07.23.2012 | Education
Alan Singer

Tom Roderick, executive director of the Morningside Center for Teaching Social Responsibility, asked me to share my thoughts on teaching and crap detection. These are some of the things I learned from forty years as a teacher.

National Labor Conference Focuses Seeks To Improve Teaching Profession

AP | DAN SEWELL | Posted 05.22.2012 | Education

CINCINNATI -- Educators including the U.S. secretary of education, teacher union leaders and school administrators will focus this week on ways to tra...

Why You Can't Really Learn Art From a How-To Book

Brian D. Cohen | Posted 07.22.2012 | Education
Brian D. Cohen

So what are teachers for? The delivery-of-content model of instruction doesn't describe all of what teaching is about. Most of what you really must know and be able to do isn't delivered to you. You don't need someone up there who knows all the answers to tell you what to do.