Studies show that giving students a role in deciding what their educational experience looks like can help motivate them.
Students are more likely to do something if they feel like they have the ability to be successful doing it.
[Content Provided by Stenhouse] Jan Burkins and Kim Yaris provide everything teachers need to implement the ideas from their book. The lesson sets map out a systematic approach to helping K-2 Students grow into independent and proficient readers.
Building relationships with peers and teachers helps students feel cared about by people they respect.
For students to feel motivated, they must see the work they are doing in the classroom as interesting, valuable, and useful to their present lives.
Personalized Learning in K-12 Schools, Explained
Education Week Assistant Managing Editor Kevin Bushweller explains what educators mean when they say “personalized learning,” and he outlines the benefits and drawbacks of this individualized approach to classroom instruction. November 6, 2019.
A Principal’s Guide to Coaching Teachers
In weekly observations and coaching of teachers, one school’s leadership team provides a single “high-leverage” action step for teachers to incorporate into their instruction to make lessons more engaging for students. October 17, 2019.
Matt Kay: Safe Spaces
[Content Provided by Stenhouse] Matt Kay has spent his career learning to lead students through difficult race conversations. He makes the case that high school is one of the best places to have those talks and offers a method for getting it right.
Education Week: To Inspire and Empower
At Education Week, we believe that an excellent education is possible for all students and we will work tirelessly to inspire and empower you to make this a reality. September 19, 2019.
‘Just Like Them’: Urban and Rural Students Make Friends on the Alaska Frontier
A group of high school students from Anchorage spent spring break at a remote Native Village as part of an unusual cultural exchange program in Alaska. See what they learned. July 21, 2019.
What Constitutional Rights Do Students Have?
When it comes to paddling or censorship, the courts have ruled that U.S. students don’t always share the same constitutional rights as adults outside of school. Learn more about the Constitution’s limited reach into schoolhouse doors.
What Teachers Should Know About the Science of Reading
Why do so many students struggle with reading? In a recent radio documentary for APM Reports, Emily Hanford says that the science on how to teach reading is clear, and yet it’s not being used in elementary classrooms today.
Great to Greater How the Best Schools and Education Systems Keep Getting Better — Douglas Reeves
Although many schools and educational systems make improvements, the typical outcome after several years is a plateau in performance. Renowned researcher Douglas Reeves discusses how to break through the plateau and achieve greater performance.
Student Wellness: The Great Equalizer for Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion – Ed Talk! With Judy LoBianco
“In health and physical education, we believe that what’s fundamental to all of our educational issues is a child with a beating heart and air breathing through their lungs." Judy LoBianco speaks on the importance of engaging students in health.
Teaching Fractions Under the Common Core
Zach Champagne, assistant in research at FCR-STEM at Florida State University, compares the “traditional” area model for teaching fractions to the number-line model emphasized in the Common Core State Standards. (November 7, 2014)
Are Students Juuling in Your Classroom?
JUULs are easy to hide, have a flavored smell, and don’t emit much vapor. So how is a teacher to know if a student is JUULing, or vaping, in class? (July 31, 2018)
College of Education Now Prepares Teachers in the Science of Reading
Dee Dee Cain and Kristi Starks have spent much of their careers teaching children to read, but just a few years ago, they found out about the science of reading, and why many children they taught never learned to read. (April 30, 2019)
Vaping in Schools: ‘Juuling’ Is Popular Among Teens Despite Health Risks
The use of these e-cigarettes like the popular Juul brand is spiking among youth, but parents often aren't even sure what they are and many teens mistakenly believe there are no serious health risks. (July 18, 2018)
Gaming for Life Skills
Could a video game about aliens change the way U.S. schools think about testing? Researchers in Wisconsin believe new games like Crystals of Kaydor can measure learning in real time and help build “noncognitive skills” like self-control and empathy.
Fighting Student Homelessness
Correspondent Lisa Stark reports from one of the poorest school districts in Kansas, which employs a unique program to help homeless students and their families. (February 14, 2017)
What Is ‘Transfer of Learning’ and How Does It Help Students?
Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo shares five ways teachers can help students make connections across subject areas and the world beyond the classroom. (April 19, 2017)
What the Numbers Tell Us About U.S. Teachers
Teachers tend to be white, female, and have nearly a decade and a half of classroom experience, federal statistics show.
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)