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17 Teachers Who Are So Extra It’ll Make You Smile

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Student-Teacher Relationships Are Everything

By James E. Ford<p>I can't overstate this point. In the classroom, relationships are <i>everything.</i><p>I learned this early in my teaching career when I was …

Three Excellent Resources For Learning About Effective Social Change

Whether you want to help students learn how they can effectively organize to make changes in the world, or understand others who are trying to do the …

What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

Yesterday was _____.<br>Today is _____.<br>Tomorrow will be _____.<p>Does dressing a teddy bear for the weather each day make optimal use of instructional time? …

Teaching

Why opening a charter school is like opening your own business

The “school choice” movement in the United States is bound to get a huge boost from President-elect Donald Trump’s selection of Betsy DeVos, a Michigan billionaire and choice advocate, as his secretary of education. If she is approved by the Senate, as expected, DeVos will push to expand a range of …

Stop blaming teachers for falling results and give them the trust and time to actually teach

News that there we have slipped further behind in global rankings in maths and science in our schools has brought the usual responses from the usual suspects. The federal minister for education Simon Birmingham says that “he is embarrassed” at the “appalling results”.<p>He says this has nothing to do …

Education

How to make a good teacher

FORGET smart uniforms and small classes. The secret to stellar grades and thriving students is teachers. One American study found that in a single …

From Graduate School to Greek Life: This Week's Top 7 Education Stories

The best recent writing about school<p><b>Children’s Issues Dominate Texas’s Legislative Docket</b><p>R.G. Ratcliffe | <i>Texas Monthly</i><p>The Texas Legislature will convene in regular session on Tuesday for the 85th time since 1846, and, for better or worse, we should call this the Legislature of the Child. However, …

Education

If confirmed, Betsy DeVos will be a disaster for students with disabilities.

DeVos told members of the Senate Health, Education and Pensions Committee tonight that “it should be up to the states” to determine whether publicly …

Donald Trump

‘We’re not hippies, we’re punks.’ School that has projects, not subjects, on the timetable

Finland’s answer to a slip in standards is to put more ‘joy’ into the curriculum. We visit a school in Yorkshire that aims to show the UK could do the same<p>‘New core curriculum for basic education emphasises the joy of learning,” reads a recent headline on a government education website. This new, …

Education

James Baldwin, We Still Need You Now

It’s not difficult to understand why the words of James Baldwin initially spoke to director Raoul Peck. After all, his unfortunately prescient writing was ahead of its time. Peck’s emotionally powerful new documentary, “I Am Not Your Negro,” is based on Baldwin’s final, unfinished manuscript – a …

A Collection of Some of The Essential Educational Web Tools for Teachers

July 29, 2015<br>We spent sometime during the last weekend sifting through our archive of educational tools we covered in the past and decided to bring …

Education Technology

Black History Month reading list: the best books this February

From rediscovered greats by Octavia Butler to the sixth novel from a prodigious talent, there’s a lot to get excited about this month<p>It’s hard to believe, but What Is Not Yours Is Not Yours is Helen Oyeyemi’s sixth book and she is still only 31. The collection features nine stories linked by the …

Books

This Teacher's Facebook Post About Why She Quit Teaching Is Heartbreaking

"In my teaching career I have never seen so many students suffering from stress and anxiety."<p>View this post on Facebook<p>"That question got me to thinking long and hard," she writes. "I had no answer except that I truly loved kids and it was with a heavy heart that I realised that wasn't enough …