By Teachers, For Teachers
At 18 years old, Riley Carney shows what kids can achieve if they have enough motivation, passion and support. She is a published author of young adult fiction, with two books of her five-book series currently in distribution, as well as a founder of a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting children's literacy worldwide. Riley shares her secrets to success at such a young age in this exclusive TeachHUB interview.
As you gear up for the new school year, you have a chance for fresh positive start that will motive students and get you, your students and their parents working together from day one. Whether you want to inspire your students, encourage reading, reach out to parents, or form a better bond with your students, check out these innovative ideas.
Journalist Alexander Russo followed the turnover process of LA's Locke High School becoming a charter school. Through his book, Stray Dogs, Saints, and Saviors: Fighting for the Soul of America’s Toughest Schools, he captures the hard work, dedication, and struggle of the teachers, students, community, and organizations involved. Russo shares his behind the scenes experience at Locke High School's journey filled with hardship and success in this exclusive TeachHUB interview.
I am not a Google fanboy. I promise this. I am not crazy about any transnational corporation poised to redefine the way we organize information. However, in using Google Plus, I think we could learn a few things in terms of rethinking and redesigning public education.
While you may see Facebook as the enemy during your computer lab time, it doesn't have to be. Facebook can actually help students learn if you tap into the more than 200 Facebook applications designed to educate. Here are some of the popular Facebook applications used inside and outside the classroom to help students learn: