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

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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

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

No one learns without making mistakes. But in the classroom, making mistakes and taking risks can be at best unrewarded, and at worst ridiculed and unnecessarily penalized. ...
Source: Leticia Guzman Ingram, Edutopia
Posted: Sep 22, 2017

31 Ways Teachers Made Their Classrooms Feel Like Home

From comfy couches to indoor campfires and tents, here are some of the best classroom decoration ideas to make your school feel like home. ...
Source: Crystal Rennicke, WeAreTeachers
Posted: Sep 22, 2017

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

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