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Crowded Classrooms
By: Laura Preble
In my 20 years teaching in my district, we’ve had several occasions to protest growing class sizes. I still have a yellow button posted in my classroom reading, “Grossmont Students Lose With Class...
By: Mr. Teachbad
Every teacher in-service day inevitably means school-coordinated professional development... which is likely to leave you with a big ironic question hanging in the air: Why don't they differentiate...
Longer School Day Reform
By: Adam Heenan, The Classroom Sooth
Time is a valuable thing. I often wish I had more of it. I can pretty much say with confidence that you, Reader, probably wish you had some more too. After reflecting on Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel's...
Myth of the Super Teacher
By: Roxanna Elden
In this teacher video, education author Roxanna Elden reveals how the myth of the super teacher creates unreal expectations for struggling young teachers.
Teaching 21st Century Skills
By: Michael La Marr
As educators, we are told to achieve more with fewer resources due to the mismanaging of educational financing and get paid less on top of it.  When it comes to teaching 21st century skills, the cry...
By: Pernille Ripp
It was a simple question really. "Would I like being a student in my own classroom?" It stopped me in my tracks. Last year, when the students had left, the chairs had been put up, and the exhaustion...
NYC Test Boycott
Teachers aren't the only ones speaking out against the negative impact of test-driven education. This spring, New York City parents organized a boycott among parents who don't approve of the focus on...
High School Reading
By: Dr. Katherine McKnight
I am often asked about helping struggling and reluctant readers. They are tons of them out there in our classrooms.  According to NAEP data, over 60% of our students are not proficient readers by the...
Teacher Pension Protest
By: Emily K. Coleman, Daily Gazette, Sterling, IL
May 17--DIXON, IL -- Teachers gathered outside state Sen. Tim Bivins' Dixon office Wednesday to pre-emptively protest a bill that might be introduced today. As the state tries to grapple with massive...
Art Class for Blind Children
By: Brigitte Dusseau, Agence France Presse
She sees little more than shadows and shapes. However, American artist Bojana Coklyat not only pursues her passion for painting, but transmits it to children with impaired sight so that they can see...


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