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How did I let the New York Times and Bruce Springsteen get my educational goat on Thanksgiving?

 

Battling the fatigue of turkey-based tryptophan overdose and trying to tune out the barrage of Christmas music that fills my house every year until December 26, I...

When it comes to the school day, how long is too long?  

 

Educational technology leader, Will Richardson, recently said “If you're not uncomfortable right now in education, you're not paying attention”. It is clear that our American education needs to...

As the State Regents Exams draw close, it’s time to start teaching to the test if you haven’t already.

 

Those who don’t fall into the trap of test prep turn their noses up arguing that students should have learned the skills to pass an exam without ever...

So, here we are at the end of another decade, and you find yourself asking the inevitable question: “What were the most important scientific breakthroughs of the Aughts?”

 

Well, here is my list:

As 2011 approaches, I know that many of us are scrambling to come up with our New Year’s Resolutions. Pretty soon we will see the expected extra long lines for the treadmill at the gym and empty shelves of bagged salad at the grocery store.

 

This year I...

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Fed up with building pilgrim hats out of paper bags? Try one of these less predictable, equally educational Thanksgiving activities for kids.

Fed up with building pilgrim hats out of paper bags? Try one of these less predictable, equally...

Get your high school students excited about Halloween with these clever and fun lesson ideas for grades 9-12.

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The Super Bowl practically counts as a national holiday, especially for your more sports-crazed...

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For educators, summer vacation is undoubtedly a great perk, but there are 5 big reasons why...

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Anti-bullying activist Jodee Blanco shares her 10-step guide for teachers to create a bully-free...