Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Are High-Poverty Schools the Most Boring?

When funding cuts limit the resources for a well-rounded curriculum, and federal mandates tie incentives and punishments to a narrow range of academic achievement,...

Better Student Writing Through Better Formative Assessments

From blue collar to white collar, workers cite writing as increasingly key to their job success. Yet after the primary grades, students average only about...

Avoiding a “Pedagogy of Silence”: Teaching 9/11

"On 9/11, I was in high school. As the day went on, we learned more and more about it. Our whole day at school...

Can Teachers Increase Students’ Self-Control?

Self-regulation is a strong predictor for academic and social success, so how can teachers help students develop self-control? That's the question cognitive scientist Daniel...

Do Our Policies Prioritize Relationships?

Formerly a teacher, now an administrator-in-training, Chris Canter blogs about his yearlong assistant principal internship at Fulton County Public Schools in Atlanta, Ga. Canter...

Filipino Recruits Highlight Plight of New, Urban Teachers

No spoiler alert needed: you already know the biggest classroom-based challenge recently imported Filipino teachers will face in The Learning, a documentary that follows...

“Tell Me How to Fix This”

The Bully Project, a new documentary from filmmaker Lee Hirsch, is a heartbreaking look at the ongoing violence and harassment that plagues school communities....

Are Early Primary States Distorting National Ed. Policy?

Early primary voters—in New Hampshire, Iowa, Nevada, and South Carolina—have up to five times the influence of Super Tuesday voters on picking candidates who...

Cure for the Cameron Diaz

I swear I have a sense of humor, but so close on the heels of states stripping teacher rights and benefits, trailers for Bad...

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