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Dear Parents… The Message I Send Home Prior To the First Day

These are my “babies.” Gage, Bram and Aidan<p>I sent the following information to the parents in my classroom before the first day of school last year …

The Teacher's Guide to Social Media

Education is a two-way street — oftentimes, those who teach could stand to learn a few things as well.<p>Social media, for one, is largely dominated by …

Associated Press News

Robert Rodriguez On Creative Action: “You Don’t Have To Know Anything; You Just Have To Start”

The writer-director behind “Sin City” and “Spy Kids” discusses the creative power in acting without questioning and his new project with BlackBerry.<p><i>Note: This article is also included in our year-end creative wisdom round-up.</i><p>Robert Rodriguez has been collaborating with his children for years. In …

Great Teachers Don't Teach

My psychology professor was an effective teacher because he provided experiences that created long-term memories. In response to the LinkedIn …

Pedagogy

Social Emotional Learning, Brain Research, and Healthy Classrooms

The implementation of “social emotional learning” is a method for developing the skills of emotional intelligence. Why is this important, and how can …

Enough with the teacher bashing. It's not helping students or anyone else

"Look at you. You're so tan! Sometimes I wish I were a teacher so I could get summers off, too," a friend says to me at an Independence Day barbecue. …

KQED

The Maker Movement has inspired progressive educators to bring more hands-on learning and tinkering into classrooms, and educator Gary Stager would …

The Secret To Finland's Success With Schools, Moms, Kids — And Everything

My cousin's husband gets 36 vacation days per year, not including holidays. If he wants, he can leave his job for a brief hiatus and come back to a guaranteed position months later.<p>Tuition at his daughter's university is free, though she took out a small loan for living expenses. Its interest rate …

Health Care

Old School or New School, Keep Parents Involved

Old School Methods<p>1. Agenda Books<p>Every year my principal orders an agenda book for each student. This book serves a dual purpose. The students copy …

RT @HuffPostEdu: "A teacher enlarges people in all sorts of ways besides just his subject matter." http://t.co/yUL5kWds5E

Helping High Schoolers Redesign Their Own Education

In today's public high schools, standards are rising, funding is declining, and employer expectations continue to grow. Mastery of the fundamentals, …

'The Great Gatsby Curve': Why It's So Hard for the Poor to Get Ahead

High-income kids who don't graduate from college are 2.5 times more likely to end up rich than low-income kids who do. Why it's so hard for the poor to get ahead today.<p>The American Dream isn't dead—it just moved to Denmark.<p>We like to think of ourselves as living a classless society, but it isn't …

How Will We Talk in the Future? - #POGOBAT

Digital Citizenship Resources and Lessons From Common Sense Media

I wanted to share two great resources for digital citizenship from Common Sense Media. These are a great place to start when figuring out when and …

Education Technology

Why you should set soft goals for your classroom this year

When you set your goals for the fall, don't forget your soft goals.<p>There are hard and fast things you must do in the classroom. There are tasks, …

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