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Five Hands-On Ways to Teach Telling Time

Telling time to the nearest minute can be difficult for many students. Here are some fun ways to teach telling time that will make it enjoyable and easier to grasp. ...
Source: Erin Bittman, WeAreTeachers
Posted: Feb 28, 2018

A Map of Kids' Trauma in the U.S.

When kids are exposed to traumatic violence, short-term symptoms start immediately after such incidents and include trouble focusing, managing emotions, and negotiating relationships. ...
Source: Mimi Kirk, TheAtlantic
Posted: Feb 27, 2018

What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much. ...
Source: Youki Terada, Edutopia
Posted: Feb 23, 2018

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Teacher Turnover Can Be a Problem, But It’s Far From a National Crisis

Public schools have much lower rates of job openings, hire rates, quit rates, and voluntary and involuntary separations than every industry except the federal government. ...
Source: Chad Aldeman, The74Million.org
Posted: Feb 14, 2018

The Advantages of Being a New Teacher

New teachers are frequently defined in terms of their struggles, and those are real. But we should also focus on their strengths. ...
Source: Matthew M. Johnson, Edutopia
Posted: Feb 07, 2018

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

Six ways to support students with dysgraphia — a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work. ...
Source: Jessica Hamman, Edutopia
Posted: Jan 04, 2018

The Irony of Specialized High Schools

Partaking in an intensive arts education as a teenager can have the unintended effect of pushing some toward a more traditional university path. ...
Source: TORI LATHAM, THEATLANTIC
Posted: Dec 22, 2017

The Challenge of Teaching War to Today's Students

Today’s youth aren’t interested in learning about the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts that have shaped recent history—but an Iraq war veteran-turned-teacher warns that the results of an uninformed generation could be dangerous. ...
Source: TYLER BONIN, TheAtlantic
Posted: Nov 09, 2017

The Real Reasons So Many Young People Can’t Write Well Today

Justin Parmenter, who teaches seventh-grade language arts at Waddell Language Academy in Charlotte, explains why good writing has become rarer and what schools can do to reverse it. ...
Source: Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
Posted: Nov 08, 2017

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope. ...
Source: Emelina Minero, Edutopia
Posted: Oct 19, 2017

Even Teachers Now Say That Academics Are Not the Key to Kids’ Success

More than half of teachers surveyed -- 53% -- believe “non-cognitive” or “soft” skills are more important than academic skills to young people’s success. ...
Source: Jenny Anderson, Quartz
Posted: Oct 12, 2017

5 Ways K-12 Schools Are Changing Longstanding Teaching Methods

From what we do with libraries to who gets to talk in class, rethinking some traditional models of learning. ...
Source: Deborah Halber, Boston Globe
Posted: Sep 27, 2017