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Beware of Bullying: It Happens Everywhere

More school environments are experiencing incidents of bullying with the continued rise of Internet and smartphone use — setting in motion a horrific new reality for students nationally. ...
Source: Nina Radcliff, Washington Times
Posted: Sep 21, 2017

Teachers Can Now Use IBM’s 'Watson' to Search for Free Lesson Plans

As part of a new IBM philanthropic initiative, the supercomputer is helping to power a searchable database of open educational math resources designed for teachers in grades K-5. ...
Source: Stephen Noonoo, EdSurge
Posted: Sep 13, 2017

The Weighted Task of Pre-K Teaching

Debates about methods of educating the youngest students are often tied up in issues of equality and race. ...
Source: SUZANNE BOUFFARD, TheAtlantic
Posted: Sep 07, 2017

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To Increase Voter Turnout, Start with Children

A new study that looked at a more than 20-year-old program designed to build social and emotional skills in young children found a surprising outcome: Participants had a higher likelihood of voting later in life. ...
Source: Youki Terada, Edutopia
Posted: Sep 06, 2017

Teacher Shortages Affecting Every State as 2017-18 School Year Begins

Many districts are struggling to fill positions in subjects such as math, the traditional sciences, foreign language and special education, as well as reading and English language arts. ...
Source: Valerie Strauss, Washington Post
Posted: Aug 29, 2017

The Value of Bringing Drones to the Classroom

As drone-related employment opportunities expand, a Kentucky educational cooperative is finding ways to offer students the relevant training. ...
Source: NAOMI NIX, TheAtlantic
Posted: Aug 28, 2017

Paul Miller Loved Teaching Math So Much That He Did It For Nearly 80 Years

Most teachers these days last no more than five to 10 years in the classroom, but Paul Miller taught math for nearly 80. At one point, he was considered the "oldest active accredited teacher" in the U.S. ...
Source: Claudio Sanchez, NPR
Posted: Aug 25, 2017

How to Remember Students’ Names

Everybody has a good memory for things that interest them, according to Richard Harris, a Kansas State University psychology professor. So take a fanatical interest in connecting with your students and using their names. ...
Source: Todd Finley, Edutopia
Posted: Aug 22, 2017

Students Share the Edtech Products That Actually Make a Difference

With the beginning of the school year rapidly approaching, it’s time to give the students what they really want: Good edtech products. Here is a list of the most popular products. ...
Source: Audrey Mullen, Edsurge
Posted: Aug 01, 2017

In Face of Teacher Shortage, Colorado Department of Education Seeks Public Help to Formulate Plan

"Educators make all other professions possible, and we must do all we can to lift the profession..." said Dr. Kim Hunter Reed, executive director of the Colorado Department of Higher Education. ...
Source: Mark Belcher, thedenverchannel.com
Posted: Jul 31, 2017

This Middle School Teacher Is Using Her Summer Off to Write a Novel

Veteran English teacher Sandra Stiles has spent many summer days buried in curriculum, prepping for the upcoming school year. Not this year. ...
Source: RYAN MCKINNON, Bradenton
Posted: Jul 31, 2017

Meet the Teacher Who Panhandled to Buy Her Class School Supplies

An Oklahoma teacher stood at a highway intersection panhandling for school supplies last week. She was surprised when she made $52 in 10 minutes and "overwhelmed" by the support she received online in the days that followed. ...
Source: Katie Reilly, Time
Posted: Jul 24, 2017