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Current Issues in Education

Current issues that are affecting the classroom in 2018

The 5 principles of highly effective teachers: Pierre Pirard at TEDxGhent

After a high profile career as CEO, Pierre Pirard decided to redirect his focus and became a teacher. Working in Brussels' most disadvantaged neighbourhoods,...

Teaching Methods for Inspiring the Students of the Future | Joe Ruhl | TEDxLafayette

Collaboration. Communication. Critical thinking. Creativity. - Should be present in all classrooms. Joe Ruhl received his bachelors and masters degrees at Pu...

The Difference Between A Teacher And An Educator | Timmy Sullivan | TEDxYouth@BHS

International speaker and freelance blogger Timmy Sullivan shares his perspective on the major differences between teachers and educators and the impact an e...

What’s Causing Depression And Anxiety In Teens? |

Experts say teen depression is on the rise. Find out the causes of teen depression and anxiety and how parents are handling it.

Reading and Understanding Written Math Problems | Colorín Colorado

This article offers a concise overview of strategies for helping ELLs master written word problems.  The author is a middle school math teacher in a building with a high ELL population.

Strategies to Improve Reading Habits of Middle Schoolers

Reading proficiency is incredibly important for all students, and teachers should can use these strategies for improving reading habits in middle school students.

Centers vs. Daily 5 - What I Have Learned

How do you organize small group instruction?  Do you do centers or Daily 5?  Or a combination of both?  Or neither?  Specifically, I’m interested in how your students move through their centers or move through Daily 5.  Do you have an aide or someone else that helps?

How to Get Students to Talk in Class | Teaching Commons

Solo free write: give them time to jot down some ideas in response to a problem or question before you expect them to have an answer ready.

The One Thing All Great Teachers Do | Nick Fuhrman | TEDxUGA

With this talk, Dr. Nick Fuhrman encourages us to recognize the profound personal impact that we can have on others — both in and out of the classroom. Dr. N...

Communication and the Teenage Brain. | Martyn Richards | TEDxNorwichED

Martyn begins by introducing teenagers many of whom were once sweet children, and will one day become loving adults, but who between-times morph into lazy, u...

4 Simple Strategies to Help a Shy Student | TeachHUB

The following are strategies that can be used in the classroom to help students who are shy become more comfortable and willing to share their voice with the class.

3 Tips for Teaching Speaking and Listening Skills

Here are three strategies to incorporate 21st-century communication instruction of speaking and listening skills into your daily teaching.

12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom | Cult of Pedagogy

Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.

The Student-Teacher Bond: How Close Is Too Close? - Employment and HR - United States

A recent court ruling in Texas shines a spotlight on the student-teacher boundary issues in schools. United States Employment and HR Fisher Phillips LLP 21 Nov 2012

Professional Boundaries for Teachers - Woman

A teacher who has poor boundaries not only reduces her effectiveness as an instructor, but puts herself in a situation that is professionally and legally precarious. You can prevent even the merest suggestion of impropriety by maintaining strict professional boundaries. This doesn't mean that your classroom must be an ...

7 Effective Parent Teacher Communication Tips | TeachHUB

This teacher article shares 7 effective tips to create a robust communication plan that leverages the power of your students’ families.

6 Ways Teachers Can Refresh Themselves (so they can give more to their students)

Are you stressed, overwhelmed, or frustrated that you have no time left for your family? Check out these time-saving tips & achieve the work-life balance you're craving.

Questions Every Teenager Needs to Be Asked | Laurence Lewars | TEDxDhahranHighSchool

The world is not a fair place and not everyone gets to live out their dreams, but should this stop us from dreaming? Early on teenagers have their dreams bea...

A Parkland teacher's homework for us all | Diane Wolk-Rogers

Diane Wolk-Rogers teaches history at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, site of a horrific school shooting on Valentine's Day 2018. H...

Resources for Talking and Teaching About School Violence

Literacy Daily—the blog of the International Literacy Association (ILA)—features education stories, teaching tips, book reviews, and more.

'I Am Scared to Walk Into a Classroom': A Preservice Teacher on School Violence - Education Week Teacher

In light of recent school shootings, elementary education student Rachel Badura says she’s worried about taking a job that puts her life at risk.

Seven Ways to Prevent Summer Learning Loss | Edutopia

Learning specialist Barbara Dianis offers seven suggestions for academic engagement that can help parents to prevent their children's summer learning loss.

Students return to school with significantly lower achievement levels

David Quinn and Morgan Polikoff examine the evidence that students lose a significant amount of earned achievement levels over the summer vacation.

Arming Educators Violates the Spirit of the Second Amendment

The constitutional provision enshrined the principle of individual liberty—and extending a militarized state into the schools would only undermine it.