A middle school teacher describes how she walked "a fine line" in answering her students' questions about the Sandy Hook school shooting.
December 19, 2012 – Teacher
A secondary language arts teacher shares how she uses film to inspire her students' interaction with a variety of texts.
December 12, 2012 – Teacher
A language arts teacher offers ideas for establishing grading practices that make kids not only want to succeed, but feel that they can.
December 4, 2012 – Teacher
Instructional coach Ben Curran offers tips on getting started with student blogging, which he says can help address the common standards in language arts.
November 28, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher Wendi Pillars says recent findings in neuroscience can help teachers better understand the reading-development process.
November 14, 2012 – Teacher
The true magic in putting tablets in the classroom comes from effective teacher pedagogy and implementation models, says digital-learning expert Jennie Magiera.
November 7, 2012 – Teacher
Despite all the negative news about teachers, there are still plenty of reasons to celebrate the profession, says a high school teacher.
October 30, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher and tech coach Brianna Crowley offers advice to help teachers better understand and negotiate the digital push taking place in many schools.
October 24, 2012 – Teacher
By reflecting on situations in which they've needed help themselves, teachers can gain insight into strategies that will make learning easier for students, says a gifted education teacher.
October 9, 2012 – Teacher
ELL teachers Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski offer examples of games that work well in the ELL classroom and can be adapted for all English-ability levels.
September 25, 2012 – Teacher
Games can help create meaningful and low-anxiety opportunities for English-language learners to develop fluency, say Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski.
September 19, 2012 – Teacher
Educators John Prosser and Ryan Prosser from Tacoma Public Schools offer tips on using ethical dilemmas in the classroom to promote critical thinking and self-efficacy in students.
September 12, 2012 – Teacher
Wendi Pillars, a veteran English-Language-learner teacher, explains how Action Research can help educators better understand and address instructional challenges.
September 5, 2012 – Teacher
A 2nd grade teacher touts the benefits of video clubs, in which groups of teachers watch and discuss video-recorded lessons.
August 28, 2012 – Teacher
A 6th grade teacher says that carefully introducing her students to the protocols of academic discussion and inquiry has led to improvements in engagement and learning.
August 22, 2012 – Teacher
To address writing difficulties among her students, special education teacher Laurie Wasserman uses journaling as the foundation for all writing in her classroom.
August 14, 2012 – Teacher
A high school math teacher shares the strategies that have worked for her in developing strong connections with students, which she says leads to higher achievement.
August 7, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher Sandy Merz elaborates on how he arranges permanent seating assignments in his classroom to maximize students' potential for learning.
July 31, 2012 – Teacher
A summer of Spanish immersion in South America got one teacher thinking about ways to improve his literacy instruction once he heads back to class.
July 25, 2012 – Teacher
Truly engaging with "teacher voice" means taking seriously the collective and individual expression of teachers' professional opinions, writes José Vilson.
July 17, 2012 – Teacher
Two teachers attempt to set the record straight on the instructional shifts required by the common standards.
July 10, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher and world traveler Noah Zeichner explores what teaching "global competencies" might look like in practice.
July 3, 2012 – Teacher
Sandy Merz writes that engaging his students in seat-selection activities sets a positive collaborative tone from the first day of school and helps him learn how each class will function.
June 27, 2012 – Teacher
As the school year closes, Anthony Colucci asks himself some tough questions about his performance as a teacher leader.
June 19, 2012 – Teacher
Teacher Justin Minkel says a project he launched to get more books into the homes of his students has had a profound effect on their academic progress and connection to reading.
June 12, 2012 – Teacher
Social studies teacher Stephen Lazar says that coordinating a history fair with his class has helped to change the way his students view themselves as learners.
June 5, 2012 – Teacher
A language arts teacher shares how he overcame his anxiety about having students work in groups.
May 30, 2012 – Teacher
Reflecting on their fast-changing profession, members of the Teacher Leaders Network share their thoughts on the most important lessons they learned about teaching this year.
May 23, 2012 – Teacher
Veteran teacher Cossondra George offers ideas on how to send students off into the summer months feeling good about the lessons they learned throughout the school year.
May 14, 2012 – Teacher
Cindi Rigsbee thinks her students' grades should reflect their knowledge rather than behavior, so she gives cheaters and those who are late with assignments a second chance.
May 8, 2012 – Teacher