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Here’s Miley Cyrus Naked Again, This Time In A New Music Video

Kimberly Cole's New Music Will Have You Head-Banging Instantly

Kimberly Cole has worked with Jay Sean and Kat Graham, and now she is back with her own new music that has us dancing here in the LA studio. We have a special clip of the music star's new tunes and exciting video. Plus, you won't believe how quickly Kimberly, Amber Riley, Adam Lambert, Todrick …

Parent-Teacher Communication

The best practices for creating a strong and effective relationship between teachers and parents<p>Building a strong parent-teacher relationship can be …

Are schools set up by teachers any better?

Ed Vainker always fancied the idea of "taking the best bits of education" and starting his own school. So when the coalition government launched its free schools programme in 2010 – allowing parents, teachers and other members of the community to set them up – he joined forces with geography …

7 Ways Teachers Use Social Media in the Classroom

Millennials live and breathe on social media, so teachers are learning how to incorporate the medium into the classroom successfully.<p>In doing so, …

Local Teacher Fundraising to Get Classroom Technology for Her Disabled Students

Commack resident Michelle Fargoli is looking to purchase an interactive white board for her special education classroom.

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10 ideas to help teachers beat stress

Amanda Bailey, associate principal of the Bright Futures Educational Trust<p><b>Practise mindfulness:</b> We offer all staff mindfulness training at our schools, as an eight week twilight course.<p>There is a strong scientific evidence backing mindfulness as an effective tool to support wellbeing. It affects …

Is Your Child's Teacher 'Highly Qualified?'

Is your child's teacher highly qualified? Thanks to a loophole snuck into the bill to end the federal government shutdown, there's really no way of knowing.<p>Here's how it's supposed to work: Under No Child Left Behind, all schools -- even the ones where the poor and minority students go -- are …

How to grade a teacher

As the recent job evaluation of Los Angeles Unified Supt.<p>John Deasyshowed, test scores and other metrics can be a useful addition to the assessment process — as long as they're not allowed to substitute for the bigger, more meaningful picture.<p>Progress should be measured. Data matter. But rigid …

Why Kids Should Grade Teachers

A decade ago, an economist at Harvard, Ronald Ferguson, wondered what would happen if teachers were evaluated by the people who see them every day—their students. The idea—as simple as it sounds, and as familiar as it is on college campuses—was revolutionary. And the results seemed to be, too: …

How Would Teachers Solve the Challenges Facing Education?

<i>This week, we're celebrating the release of the first book authored by Teach Plus teacher leaders!</i><p>Published by Harvard Education Press, Learning from the Experts: Teacher Leaders on Solving America's Education Challenges is a celebration of teachers as change makers. In it, readers will hear from …

D97 Teacher's Writes: 'Teacher Finds Way to Reach Struggling Kid'

District 97 teacher shares touching experience from early in her career on Evanston Patch's "Teachers Speak Up" blog.

20 Districts with the Highest-Paid Teachers in New Jersey

A few days after looking at the 20 school districts with the lowest-paid teachers, we bring you the districts that pay their teachers the highest …

Mulberry Educator Named Gwinnett's 2014 Elementary Teacher of the Year

The first grade teacher was one of six finalists for the GCPS teacher of the year award.<p>By | Nov 8, 2013 6:33 am ET | Updated Nov 8, 2013 6:40 am ET

Secret Teacher: our students are the real victims of Gove's reforms

Erratic overnight policy changes, vanishing classroom support, colleagues breaking down in tears, ridiculous grade projections: all part of the teacher's lot. But now the pressure is evident among a new group of sitting targets.<p>The students themselves.<p>There's Charlotte, for instance. A …

5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic …

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