By Alfie Kohn
The field of education bubbles over with controversies. It’s not unusual for intelligent people of good will to disagree passionately about what should happen in schools. But there are certain precepts that aren’t debatable, that just about anyone would have to acknowledge are true.
By Kari Wilson
Compared to what we pay for other instruction, public school is a bargain!
By Sue Gruber
Tips for using summer break to rest and recharge … and some things you can do to make the beginning of the next school year less frenzied.
By Betsy Weigle
Testing, both formal and informal, is here to stay. We just haven’t come up with a better way to fairly evaluate proficiency. Everyone will be tested at some point – literally, “number-two-pencil” tested, not just “life-is-hard” tested – and best teaching practices must ensure that students are ready for this …
By Howard Seeman, Ph.D.
Standardized tests are not a valid measure of a good education. Instead, they usually just predict future school success, which is a tautological begging of the question about “a good education”. And besides: standardized testing has many “side effects” harmful to our children, teachers, administrators, schools, and our whole society. …
By Susan Fitzell
How to short-circuit cyberbullies…
By Humorist John P. Wood
JP Wood’s imaginary Fuddle River School is the source of some good education-related humor. Partake, courtesy of LearningLaffs.com!
By Teachers.Net News Desk
Writing since the late 70’s, bestselling author Aggie Villanueva’s first novel, Chase the Wind, was published by Thomas Nelson in 1983, and Rightfully Mine was published, also by Thomas Nelson, in 1986. Villanueva is also a critically acclaimed photographic artist represented by galleries nationwide, including Xanadu Gallery in Scottsdale, AZ. …
By Marjan Glavac
Every month Marjan searches the www for the best sites for educators and his June picks offer something for you!
By Abigail Flesch Connors
Interruptions can be annoying and frustrating for teachers of young children. But interruptions, whether relevant or irrelevant, can give us valuable feedback about the effectiveness of our teaching.
By Barb Stutesman
It’s a thrill to fulfill your own childhood dreams, but as you get older, you may find that enabling the dreams of others is even more fun. ~ Randy Pausch
By Teachers.Net Resources
“When I feel confident, the classes seem to respond to me positively. How can I be sure that my first impression is the one that I want?” asks a Substitute Teacher. Barbara Pressman, author of Substitute Teaching From A-Z responds with invaluable tips.