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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

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype. ...
Source: Holly Korbey, EDUTOPIA
Posted: Jul 20, 2017

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Study: Holding Kids Back A Grade Doesn't Necessarily Hold Them Back

Grade retention has mixed results for school performance, a large study of students in Florida shows. ...
Source: Anya Kamenetz, NPR
Posted: Jul 11, 2017

Giving Your Teacher Team a Boost

Collaborating with fellow teachers is one of the best ways to make great strides in student performance. Check out these tips. ...
Source: Ben Johnson, EDUTOPIA
Posted: Jul 06, 2017

How to Survive an Impossible Work Day as a Teacher

Tip 1: Refuel with solo time. Teaching can be a very overstimulating activity. Taking time by yourself to decompress and let your nervous system calm down is essential. ...
Source: Elizabeth Mulvahill, WeAreTeachers
Posted: Jul 05, 2017

Why Grades Are Not Paramount to Achievement

The intrinsic love of learning supplants the drive for high marks in the long run. ...
Source: ASHLEY LAMB-SINCLAIR, TheAtantic
Posted: Jun 27, 2017

The Least Understood And Most Maligned Aspect Of A Teacher’s Life

First off, summer break is not a vacation. When you work a regular job you get a vacation day here and there. You get a week or two of paid time off. Teachers don’t get that. ...
Source: Steven Singer, Huffingtonpost
Posted: Jun 23, 2017

What My Students Taught Me

Every teacher has a student they never forgot: the disruptive student who worked their last nerve. The shy student they struggled to reach. The heartbreaking student who endured too much too soon. ...
Source: SARAH CARR AND MALLORY FALK, TheAtlantic
Posted: May 25, 2017

Teachers Gave a Teen With ADHD a ‘Most Likely to Not Pay Attention’ Award

Two teachers at a Georgia middle school will not be returning to work after reportedly giving an “insensitive” award to a student, officials said. ...
Source: Amy B. Wang, Washington Post
Posted: May 21, 2017

Maryland School Survey Shows Bullying Is Down

But researchers found an apparent paradox in the survey: Even though bullying is down, students still responded as though bullying was still a major problem at their schools. ...
Source: Anya Kamenetz, NPR
Posted: May 16, 2017

Can Multiage Classrooms Improve Learning Outcomes?

Multiage advocates say the traditional approach of dividing students into single grades based on an arbitrary birth-date range is illogical. ...
Source: STUART MILLER, TheAtlantic
Posted: May 16, 2017