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Current Issues in Education

For centuries, teachers have not been recognized for all of their all-consuming, dedicated work that they put into developing successful learners. Well, the situation has not changed, and you won't believe what issues educators are facing now!

How to Solve Six Tough Parent Problems |

Action plans for solving typical parent-teacher conflicts like an old pro.

Avoiding Power Struggles with Students

Disruptive and confrontational students are sometimes an unavoidable challenge. If handled poorly, these confrontations can lead to power struggles and more disruptions. We asked educators for their advice on defusing these tense situations.

Classroom Management: Dealing with Trips to the Bathroom

Classroom management strategies to help you separate real bathroom breaks from the bogus ones.

Teaching Teachers To Teach: It's Not So Elementary

How are great teachers created? Practice, practice, practice, says Deborah Ball, dean of the University of Michigan School of Education.

10 Social Media Skills for Every Modern Teacher [Infographic]

Med Kharbach lists 10 essential social media skills for teachers of all sorts in a creative infographic, based on an article by Doug Johnson.

Hey, New Teachers, It's OK To Cry In Your Car

Getting through October and November can be tough for first-year teachers. Having someone along for the ride can help, and a veteran teacher near Miami offers hope and advice.

What Can Be Done About Student Cheating? - NEA Today

It’s not exactly breaking news that students cheat in school, how prevalent is the problem? Denise Pope talks about strategies to curb student cheating.

The Myth of Having Summers Off

When summer hits, teachers often find themselves busy with all the business they were unable to accomplish during the frantic school year.

Should Teachers Be First in the Line of Fire?

The dilemma educators are facing now that school shootings appear to be happening more frequently in the U.S.

Today's newest teachers face tough job odds, high turnover

Is it a good time to become a teacher? Salaries haven't kept up with inflation, tenure is under attack and standardized test scores are being used to fire teachers. And that's if you get a job. Special correspondent for education John Merrow reports on the struggles for today's newly trained educators to find work and stay in the classroom.

The Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online - eLearning Industry

The Teacher’s Guide to Keeping Students Safe Online. 3 Tips for Educating Students About Online Safety. What Should Teachers Do To Keep Students Safe Online

Handwriting vs typing: is the pen still mightier than the keyboard?

Computers may dominate our lives, but mastery of penmanship brings us important cognitive benefits, research suggests

Technology and Teaching: Finding a Balance

Edutopia blogger Andrew Marcinek provides a thoughtful course correction for teachers facing full-on technology integration, offering three suggestions for focusing on media and balancing it with what students should be learning.

Smaller Class Sizes: Pros and Cons |

Learn about the pros and cons of smaller class sizes.

A delightful way to teach kids about computers

Computer code is the next universal language, and its syntax will be limited only by the imaginations of the next generation of programmers. Linda Liukas is helping to educate problem-solving kids, encouraging them to see computers not as mechanical, boring and complicated but as colorful, expressive machines meant to be tinkered with. In this talk, she invites us to imagine a world where the Ada Lovelaces of tomorrow grow up to be optimistic and brave about technology and use it to create a new world that is wonderful, whimsical and a tiny bit weird.

Teacher’s Guide to Digital Citizenship

Concerns of what kids can access online caused schools to teach students about digital citizenship; the idea that we’re interconnected through the Internet.

Daily tips to help teachers stay happy and healthy during the week

As the week drags on in school, it can be hard to keep your head above water. Professor Gail Kinman explains what small things teachers can do every day to maintain their mind, body and soul

6 Ways to Promote Data-Driven Instruction in K-12 Schools - Getting Smart by Guest Author - data, data-driven instruc...

Think about what makes a great teacher. Fundamentally, it’s the ability to quickly analyze available knowledge — a student’s blank stare, for example — to decide if a student is “getting it” and respond accordingly.

Are Traditional Grades a Thing of the Past?

Some say traditional grading systems don't show what a student really knows. Hear what one school is doing about it.

The Pros and Cons of Year-Round Schools

The very thought of sending kids to school year-round makes some parents cringe. They balk at the idea of kids attending schools with no summer break. They question the value of a continuous school year interspersed with several short breaks. While the schedule is definitely not what the majority of adults grew up with, it's not nearly as onerous as some people think. Rather than giving kids less time off, a year-round schedule offers the same 180 days of schooling as the traditional calendar, created long ago to ensure children were home to help their parents harvest crops.

Do our kids have too much homework? | GreatKids

Has your child shed tears over the amount of homework he has? Has he stayed up until 10 p.m. working on assignments? Have you sacrificed your weekends for homework?

In-School Suspension: a Better Alternative or Waste of Time?

There is a place on school campuses for students who break the rules.

In some Florida schools, it's called SCSI.

Marcus Pryor, a junior at Miami Northwestern Senior High, thinks it stands for School Criminal Scene Investigation.

SCSI actually stands for School Center for Special Instruction. And in Miami, it's where students go when they get an in-school

Beyond Bathrooms: The Transgender Student Experience

The battle over bathroom access for transgender students is heating up. The U.S. departments of Justice and Education issued a directive last month for the n...