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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

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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

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