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Teacher Gives 4th-Graders Fake "Spelling Test" as April Fools' Prank

Fourth-grade teacher Joe Dombrowski pulled off his April Fools’ Day prank a few days early this year, and the internet can’t get enough of it. ...
Source: JENNIFER EARL, CBS News
Posted: Mar 31, 2017

Dear Helicopter Parents: Please Stop

Trevor Muir, a teacher, writer, speaker, and storyteller from Grand Rapids, Michigan, has some sage advice for parents. First off, let teachers do what they've been trained to do. ...
Source: weareteachers.com
Posted: Mar 24, 2017

Students Learn STEM Through Lego Program at Shelton State

While many students in the Tuscaloosa area vacation for spring break this week, others are using household toys to learn more about science, math and other subjects. ...
Source: Drew Taylor, Tuscaloosa News
Posted: Mar 15, 2017

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Test Meant to Screen Teachers Instead Weeded Out Minorities

Critics of the New York examination said it is redundant and a poor predictor of who will succeed as a teacher, while backers of the test say eliminating it could put weak teachers in classrooms. ...
Source: ASSOCIATED PRESS via ABCNEws
Posted: Mar 12, 2017

California Mulls Eliminating Income Tax for Teachers

California legislators are hoping a proposal to eliminate income tax for teachers will help attract young people into the profession and keep them there at a time when the state is hemorrhaging educators and lacks a pipeline. ...
Source: Lauren Camera, USNews
Posted: Mar 10, 2017

A Toolkit for Students in Crisis

An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control. ...
Source: Ryan Wheeler, WeAreTeacher
Posted: Mar 10, 2017

The STEM Superhero of Sesame Street

How and why the lovable, mistake-prone Grover was selected to teach children about science, technology, and math. ...
Source: KATE STRINGER, TheAtlantic
Posted: Feb 28, 2017

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning. ...
Source: Emelina Minero, Edutopia
Posted: Feb 28, 2017

Are Teachers Becoming Obsolete?

A veteran educator reflects on the personalized-learning trend that’s left him wondering if a computer is more capable of doing his job than he is. ...
Source: PAUL BARNWELL, The Atlantic
Posted: Feb 17, 2017

5 Ways Teachers Are Fighting Fake News

As the national attention to fake news and the debate over what to do about it continue, one place many are looking for solutions is in the classroom. ...
Source: SOPHIA ALVAREZ BOYD, NPR
Posted: Feb 16, 2017

Students Use Teacher’s Dog to Learn

They say you can’t teach an old dog new tricks, but one teacher at Sixth Street Elementary School in New Mexico is using her puppy to teach her students new tricks. ...
Source: Stewart McClintic, scdailypress.com
Posted: Feb 07, 2017

Parents Aren't the Only Ones Split on Common Core

Many critics of the Common Core argue that the curriculum is far too broad and is anchored by political and bureaucratic interests rather than what is best for the child. ...
Source: KOREY RAYE LANE, Romper
Posted: Feb 01, 2017