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)
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 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.
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)
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)
State Testing Standards: How States Stack Up
A new federal report compares state testing standards against a national assessment. See how some state’s test stacks up. (June 12, 2018)
'Co-Teaching Is a Marriage'
Two Baltimore-area school teachers explore what it's like to share a classroom every day. (October 14, 2011)
Dan Meyer on Real-World Math
Math teacher Dan Meyer explains how presenting real-life scenarios through photos and videos makes math problems "irresistible" to students. (April 5, 2011)
Walking in a Student's Shoes
The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Assistant principal Karen Ritter followed a 9th grader through all of his classes. What did she learn? (August 11, 2016)
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