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No one knows this better than Bill Smoot, Palo Alto English teacher and author of the recently released Conversations with Great Teachers - a book featuring interviews with...

For those of us committed to helping children overcome learning challenges, the quest to teach social skills is particularly important. Social learning impairments are associated with a wide variety of learning disabilities, although they are especially problematic for people with nonverbal...

More than 80% of teachers use non-traditional media, according to a new study of media use in the classroom.

 

One of the easiest and most inexpensive ways to tap into visual media is through video, but many schools and districts do not have access to YouTube. If you...

An Open Letter To Anyone Who Will Listen and Has the Power To Do Something:

My heart is breaking.  Literally breaking.  I have a mountain of data to analyze and write about, a website to develop content for and an article to write this morning and all I can think about is this...

Word clouds are taking over the web, helping teachers rain knowledge down on students!

 

Wordle may have blazed the way for work clouds in the classroom, but Standford's Word Sift brings visual learning to the next level with the additional customization options, drag-and-drog...

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To kick off this holiday weekend, we want to spread a little patriotic pride with awesome 4th of...

Back to School Teacher Quiz

As the sun begins to set on summer break, teachers and students need to get back into the school...

Halloween is one of the most fun holidays. Kids love the spooky monsters, sounds, music, dances...

When Life Gets Busy, Just Remember the Mason Jar

In this education news article, we share an inspirational story that reminds us about life's...

Featured Top 12 Lists

To end the summer with a giggle, I've compiled and concocted 20 side-splitting (and maybe a...

Everybody’s Irish on St. Patrick’s Day, right? Well, in the spirit of shamrocks and leprechauns...

With only a few short weeks before break, it’s tempting to let school run on autopilot until...

As December rolls by, the holiday hype has most likely invaded your classroom. The energy of...

Latest To Do Today Tips

Believe it or not, Halloween is just around the corner. Maybe you’re already bracing for the...

Teacher Spring Cleaning

While “education” and “reform” may have become dirty words, you can reform your classroom into a...

Use these free Halloween lesson plan ideas to give your students a fun Halloween movie to watch...

With the 14-year anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks approaching, now is the time for you...

Latest Hot Topic Articles

As we look to what the future of teacher tenure may be, it’s important to recognize a few key...

Is it just me or have school holiday parties transformed from fun, casual celebrations to PC-...

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Teaching Grants

With late winter and spring deadlines...

No bullying sign on chalkboard

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