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A high school English teacher told me about a student who struggled with analytical writing and avoided it by skipping her homework assignments. The students’ parents constantly pressured the teacher to overlook the missed assignments. A third grade teacher told me the mother of one of his...

John Spencer is a man of many blogging identities. He is "Musings of a Not-So-Master Teacher" on his personal blog, "Learning with Impact" for his education-specific forum, and the orchestrator of a student blog/online social studies magazine "Social Voice....

As a student, staring at a blank piece of paper while you’re expected to write an essay can be very intimidating, especially during timed in-class writing and standardized tests. You can put your students at ease with these simple essay prep tips.

 

These tips...

Tony Mullen has had a long road to the White House to become the 2009 National Teacher of the Year. 

 

For 20 years, Mullen worked as a New York City police officer. He remained dedicated to his education during that time, completing his bachelors degree and...

Great teaching is contagious, according to a new study.

 

A recent study from the National Bureau of Economic Research has shown that adding an accomplished teacher to a teaching team or department has a strong beneficial effect on student achievement. Many have reported this...

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

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Students sitting around a table with Tic Tac Toe on it.

Classroom games add flair and student engagement to more tedious, yet necessary tasks...

Potential teacher being interviewed.

Preparing for a teaching interview is a lot like studying for a test. You can review commonly...