Teachers are applauding an evaluation system started by two 23-year-old grads from Yale.
Kevin Jarrett isn’t your typical computer teacher. His students build walls from clay, sand and water. They design parachutes from coffee filters. And it’s perfectly fine if the things they build don’t work the first time.
The award focuses on urban schools that are closing the achievement gap between minority and low-income students and their white higher income peers.
Today, behavior management is an important part of teacher training. Twenty-two studies analyze its effectiveness.
A new report from the National Center on Time & Learning looks at how expanded school schedules can be used to boost effectiveness – allowing more time for educators to plan
A study finds teachers who were well-regarded on student surveys and principal classroom observations, had students who did poorly on tests and the opposite also was true.
Every year the Phillies have a contest, asking kids and their families to identify their best teachers. This year, 1000 nominations were submitted.
Engaging parents of students in K-12 has shown success in Washington DC, operating in more than 20 schools at all levels.
Researchers found that college instructors who are not on the tenure track system surprisingly out-performed the tenured professors in introductory undergraduate classes.
There’s no question that increasing achievement is the foremost goal of teachers in our schools but teachers vary in their strategies and we need to find models that work. Here’s one.
Claremont University researchers observed 31 excellent teachers (based on student test scores) and found those who were strict were the most effective.
When we think of well-achieved kids, we think of talent and brains. But new research suggests we should think again.
For a broad view of our troubles in education, read The New York Times editorial “The Trouble With Testing Mania.”
Despite being the top spender on education, the US trails other countries on international tests.
MOOCs, “massively open online courses,” are reaching vast numbers of people and now the organization is moving into professional development for K-12 education.