Wednesday, November 25, 2020

What Does It Mean to Be an American Teacher?

American Teacher, the new documentary from the Teacher Salary Project, opens with several people telling the camera what they love about being teachers, and...

More Learning Time Without More Money?

Lengthen the school day! Shorten the summer break! Keep U.S. students in school longer to make them more competitive with their international counterparts! To...

Teacher Appreciation Weak

The Washington Post celebrated Teacher Appreciation Week by burying its coverage of the newest National Teacher of the Year, Michelle Shearer, deep inside the...

Jukebox Hero

It's like an epic Glee episode for U.S. history teachers: with the National Jukebox, the Library of Congress is now streaming thousands of speeches,...

Bin Laden’s Death as Teachable Moment

Last Monday morning, how were or weren't you discussing Osama bin Laden's death with your students? This was the most popular topic in ASCD...

Is Success the Only Option at Your School?

Consider a school district whose student population is 60 percent English language learners, where 40 percent of children live in poverty, and where the...

Why I’m Part of the #Blog4NWP Campaign

The National Writing Project (NWP) trains teachers from all walks of life to champion authentic writing instruction in their schools and communities. Teachers who...

How Are You Teaching What’s Happening in Japan?

A parent asks: How many of your kids discussed the physics behind a nuclear reactor in their science classes? Or the relevance of a Japanese...

What Other Countries Are Really Doing, Take Two

Last month I blogged at Washington Post's The Answer Sheet, asking people to look more closely at what other countries are really doing in...

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