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How Much Do Massachusetts Teachers Make?

Massachusetts is one of the highest paying states for teachers, with an average salary of $78,708 during the 2016-2017 school year, according to data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education. ...
Source: Michelle Williams, masslive.com
Posted: Oct 03, 2018

Welcoming Students With a Smile

A new study found that teachers who greeted their students as they entered the classroom increased engagement, reduced disruptive behavior and gave them a sense of belonging. ...
Source: Youki Terada, Edutopia
Posted: Sep 12, 2018

The Big Problem With Rewarding Kids for Good Grades and Punishing Them for Bad Ones

A transaction in which parents bestow the reward of love in exchange for their children’s success can lead to problems such as a fear of failure, low self-esteem, depression and anxiety. ...
Source: Jessica Lahey, Washington Post
Posted: Aug 30, 2018

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Embracing Inquiry-Based Instruction

A veteran high school teacher in New Jersey says there are three traditional education ideas we need to let go of to successfully implement inquiry-based instruction, and three ideas we need to embrace. ...
Source: Christi Alper, Edutopia
Posted: Aug 18, 2018

Study: Idaho Teacher Salaries Rank Lowest in Nation

From pre-K through college, Idaho educator salaries rank at or near the bottom nationally, according to a study by the Brookings Institution. The study revealed salaries were 12 percent below the national average. ...
Source: Kevin Richert, IDEDNews
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

The Teacher-Powered Schools Movement: Transforming Teachers From Industrial Workers To Professionals

Despite the number of highly educated people who become teachers, the traditional system treats teachers like industrial workers rather than professionals. ...
Source: Emily Langhorne, Forbes
Posted: Jul 11, 2018

Costly Effective Teacher Project From Gates Foundation Proves Ineffective

As most teachers in Georgia will vouch, measuring effectiveness and building a pay scale around that measure is tricky, even with more than a half billion dollars devoted to the task. ...
Source: Maureen Downey, MyAJC.COM
Posted: Jul 10, 2018

A 6th-Grade Teacher Wrote 'Invite Me to Your Harvard Graduation!' -- 21 Years Later, the Student Did Just That

Sixth-grade teacher Judith Toensing made a strong impact on one of her students 21 years ago. This week, that student, Christin Gilmer graduated from Harvard and invited her former teacher to her graduation. ...
Source: Andrea Diaz, CNN
Posted: May 29, 2018

States With the Largest Teacher Pay Gap

The average annual salary of teachers in U.S. public elementary and secondary schools is $58,950, compared with $77,526 for workers in other fields. Virginia had the highest gap. ...
Source: National Center for Education Statistics
Posted: May 22, 2018

Nine Teaching Ideas for Using Music to Inspire Student Writing

In this teaching resource, nine music exercises are suggested to inspire student writing — from creating annotated playlists and critical reviews to music-inspired poetry and personal narratives. ...
Source: Natalie Proulx, NYTIMES
Posted: May 11, 2018

Another Way to Boost Teacher Pay: Parent Donations

Long before the groundswell of demands for higher teacher pay that led to a school walkout in Arizona, one of the state's high-profile charter schools found a novel way to boost teachers' income: Push parents to pay. ...
Source: Craig Harris, USAToday
Posted: May 10, 2018

Teach Here, and They'll Rent You a Home

Faced with an alarming shortage of teachers, South Carolina districts are taking unusual steps to fill vacancies — recruiting in other parts of the country, buying homes for teachers and funneling noneducation professionals into the classroom in a ...
Source: CODY DULANEY, The State
Posted: May 07, 2018