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Paying Students for Grades:  Are we cheapening education?

Is merit pay for students common sense or a disaster waiting to happen?  Teachers have always sought out new and effective ways to motivate students, but now business leaders are getting involved. With private funding, schools across the country are testing a new strategy: paying students...

There is no doubt that teaching effectiveness is much reduced when students can barely keep their eyes open. Fortunately, physical activity can be used to energize such classroom lulls.


Try these classroom fitness break suggestions to energize sleepy students.


With technology becoming more important and useful every day, a variety of education software aimed at children with autism is now available. Many general educational software titles can also be tailored for autistic children.

With the year coming to a close, some lucky teachers are getting end of the year gifts and gift cards. After comparing her Panera to his Borders, I started thinking about school vouchers. The debate reminds me of the debate over giving gift cards as gifts.

TeachHUB got the ultimate union insider interview with National Education Association president Dennis Van Roekel.


How will you distinguish yourself from previous NEA presidents?

NEA’s mission—great public schools for every...


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