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For Truly Personalized Learning, I Had to Try, Try Again

After 26 years of teaching, I was the model of a traditional teacher. Class began with review, then new material and cooperative or independent work,...

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

As defined by Jeannette Wing, computational thinking is “a way of solving problems, designing systems, and understanding human behavior by drawing on the concepts...

Pope Francis Awarded This Palestinian Teacher The 2016 Global Teacher Prize

Palestinian teacher Hanan Al Hroub won the Global Teacher Prize at this year’s Global Education and Skills Forum in Dubai. The $1 million award, established...

Teaching emotional skills pays big dividends for Winnetka elementary school

It sounds a bit touchy-feely. But worrying about students’ emotional well-being has had concrete benefits at one Los Angeles Unified elementary school. Social-emotional learning is one...

Professional learning that connects, empowers teachers

As educators, our core business is learning. We fulfill a multitude of additional roles that are also extremely important, yet, at its essence, education...

Ecuador: Looking for a shortcut to identifying great teachers? You may...

Teachers are important. From Pakistan to Uganda to Ecuador to the United States, study after study shows that a good teacher can make a big difference in student learning. If we...

Why teachers have to use technology

One of 43 qualified as Microsoft Innovative Educator (MIE) Experts in the Philippines, I was one of three chosen to represent the country at...

Where are the worst teacher shortages?

Education is fundamental to building healthy societies and economies, but a lack of teachers in many countries is holding back progress. Across the world at least 74...

Twelve things your child’s teacher will never be able to tell

RECENTLY yet another study about the effects of controlled crying made the news. The study out of Flinders University concluded that babies left to cry themselves to...

Teacher Implements Blended Learning One Day a Week

Switching over to blended learning in traditional K-12 school districts is a major change, and one pubic school teacher is making the process easier...

The Secret to Being a Better Teacher? Find Your Tribe

By Farhat Ahmad (Columnist)     Dec 13, 2017 On November 20th, 2015, I received an email in my inbox that would change my teaching career—it was from...

UK: Increase in school-based trainee teachers ‘could ease recruitment crisis’

Trainee teachers on school-led courses are more likely to actually enter teaching, compared with those on university courses, study finds The increasing proportion of trainee...

How to Support New Teachers in Personalized Learning—and Minimize the ‘Disillusionment...

I remember my first year of teaching as too many gallons of coffee and energy drinks, not enough hours of sleep, and a blend...

Teaching the teachers

TO THE 11- and 12-year-olds in his maths class, Jimmy Cavanagh seems like a born teacher. He is warm but firm. His voice is...

New Teachers: Classroom Management Essentials

Before I share my thoughts, I must make a disclaimer. If you’re looking for a magic solution to classroom challenges, the following will be...

Use PBL to Inspire Passion and Teach Lifelong Learning

Over the past decade, the No Child Left Behind Act and Common Core have created a new era of student and teacher accountability. Teachers...

I’m a Teacher Who Hates Technology—So Let Me Design the Products

I find myself sitting in front of a crowded room of inquisitive faces—“techies” from the Kentucky State Department of Education who want to know...

New York State to Review Teacher Certification Exams

At its February 13, 2017 meeting, the New York State Board of Regents, the governing body for educational policy in the state, is scheduled...

Six tactics to help your students deal with stress

Educators like me will not be surprised at the results of a survey conducted by the Association of School and College Leaders, in which...

How Do School and Community Leaders Support Deeper Learning?

The first responsibility of a leader is to define reality. The last is to say thank you. In between the two, the leader must...

4 ways social media can improve the quality of education

Photos and videos. Endless news articles and last-minute reports. Tweets and Facebook comments. Social media are an entire universe full of information of all...

Four Ways School Leaders Can Support Meaningful Innovation

When schools try to innovate, they often take a traditional top-down approach: devise a strategy, roll it out to teachers and support a high-fidelity...

Absentee teachers, students in Afghan schools despite $868mn US investment –...

The US has so far contributed around $868 million to education programs in Afghanistan, but that investment is being met with no-show teachers, small...

Teacher growth via mentoring

Further to an article penned by the Faculty of Education dean Sandro Caruana (The Sunday Times of Malta, March 6) on the MTL course...

US: I Am A Public School Teacher. Give Me All The...

Come into my classroom any day of the week and you’ll see refugees. That little Iraqi boy slumped over a book written in Arabic while...

These Photos Capture What It’s Like To Be A Fourth-Grader Around...

For more than eight years, Judy Gelles has photographed and interviewed more than 300 fourth-graders around the world. With three questions, she’s gotten a...

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

Much has been written recently about the differences between education systems around the world, but much less has been said about what excellent schools...

Teacher quality matters a lot. But can high-quality teachers be made?

The Economist’s new cover story makes a pretty strong case that teacher quality is really important. Among the many studies cited: a University of Melbourne review...

The Power of Visualization in Math

When do you know it’s time to try something different in your math lesson? For me, I knew the moment I read this word problem...

Teacher’s Letter To A Student With Autism Is What Education Is...

Eleven-year-old Ben Twist has autism and attends Lansbury Bridge School and Sports College in St. Helens in Merseyside, England. Though his special needs pose...