Any teacher or parent of adolescents will tell you, kids love to argue! With some effort, you can harness this natural inclination in your classroom as a way to improve your students’ content knowledge and literacy abilities.
Every teacher will have been approached at some point by parents who want to know how they can better support their child outside of school. Whilst we can all pull a few ideas from the top of our heads, here’s our top tips on what to suggest.
We were all once first-year teachers and lived through our first day of school and the first year.
The increasing number of online students suggests an important shift in the higher education landscape, where more and more people choosing to learn using this option.
Teaching online may seem like it’s the wave of the future, but it’s happening now. You’ve probably even considered making the switch from teaching traditionally to teaching online.
The verdict is in, and when it comes to homework, it appears that less is more. Research shows that several of the countries scoring top in the world for education, surprisingly dole out the least amount of homework to their students.
As a social studies teacher in the Common Core era, my curricular responsibilities have gradually shifted away from historical material and more towards the realm of teaching strategies for reading and creating nonfiction text.
Truth be told, most teachers probably have no idea what their administrators do all day, either. Like the students, teachers see their school principals throughout the day in various settings but aren’t really sure what the job actually entails.
Before 1975, the history of special education in this country was one where students with disabilities were not guaranteed access to free, appropriate public education in the United States. In many cases, students with physical, mental, and learning disabilities were suspended and expelled from public school districts that didn’t have the training or desire to educate them.
The common core might seem intimidating—all new standards, shifts in ideas and expectations—but it really isn't so bad.