What needs are emerging and being identified? How are forward-thinking educators meeting them? Follow the early adopters here.
- An inside look at a teacher-designed instructional model that combines blended learning, student self-pacing, and mastery-based grading.
- A 2017 study found that cell phones that were turned off and stashed away silently reasserted themselves—distracting working students anyway.
- A Title I public school in rural South Carolina is proving that Montessori education can work well anywhere.
- The best-selling author of What School Could Be shares his thoughts on what needs to come next in American education.
- Researchers studied students’ brains as they learned and took another look at the marshmallow test, learning styles, and growth mindset.
- One of the most popular ideas in education is applied in ways that its creator never intended.
- I'm a firm believer in keeping the focus on what's really important: the students. If student motivation and higher engagement is truly the desired end game, then we as teachers must adapt right along with our students in our classrooms.
- No-zero policies spur serious—and productive—debate among teachers. We look at the big insights on both sides of the argument.
- A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment.
- Certain widely-shared myths and lies about education are destructive for all of us as educators, and destructive for our educational institutions. This is the subject of '50 Myths & Lies That Threaten America’s Public Schools: The Real Crisis in Education,' a new book by David Berliner and Gene Glass, two of the country’s most highly respected educational researchers.
- Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.
- These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.
- Categorizing tasks according to the complexity of thought they require is one way for teachers to create a rich learning environment.
- Teachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.
- Summer is almost here, an ideal time to read PD books and learn about strategies and resources that will give your classroom a fresh look in the fall. Here are five books that are worth a look.