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Comics in the Classroom: Why Comics?

When I was in school, kids would slip comics inside their textbooks to read on the side. Comics were considered recreational reading at best,...

Young people dealing with the death of a parent or other...

The death of a parent or other loved one is always absolutely devastating. And, if this happens to you when you are a teenager...

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Teaching BYOD: Using Your Personal Devices in the Classroom

What’s working for business may also work in the classroom. At least, that is what schools with shrinking budgets and expiring tax levies are hoping...

Knowing When to Move on from Tim Villegas, Founder of Think Inclusive

Recently I took a job at another school down the road from the one that I taught at for the last seven years. It...

English Spelling: Making Sense of the Chaos

The experts tell us that that English has a loose sounds-spelling correspondence “as a consequence of 16 centuries of unmanaged spelling” (Brown, 2016, p....
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Books

Enhancing Learning through Art

The school curriculum is generally divided into two camps: the arts and the sciences. Subjects are classified accordingly and lessons are planned based on...

New Freedom to Advance for New York Teachers Born Abroad

When Juan Carlos Pérez told his friends he was going to study to be a teacher, they dismissed his intentions: “They told me: ‘What’s...

ESL SmackDown – Writing vs. Speaking

Several months ago, I was at a local ELT conference when I heard something I haven’t been able to shake. Eli Hinkel was delivering...
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Technology

Judge Orders Documents Unsealed in Trump University Lawsuit

WASHINGTON — A judge, called a “hater” by Donald J. Trump for his handling of...

Nancy Zimpher to Resign as SUNY Chancellor in 2017

Nancy L. Zimpher, who has been credited with elevating the State University of New York,...

In College Essays About Money, Echoes of Parents’ Attitudes

A young woman from an affluent suburb offers a jarring inventory of items for sale...

Catchment Areas: Moving House To Attend Top Local Schools

The UK government has recently seen much topical news coverage on the recently raised topic...

Top Educator Influencers on Twitter

Teacher Appreciation Week may be over, but while we've all taken time to thank the...

Schools

Enhancing Learning through Art

The school curriculum is generally divided into two camps: the arts and the sciences. Subjects are classified accordingly and lessons are planned based on...

Teachers

Catchment Areas: Moving House To Attend Top Local Schools

The UK government has recently seen much topical news coverage on the recently raised topic of education, and the new Prime Minister’s suggestion as...
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New Freedom to Advance for New York Teachers Born Abroad

When Juan Carlos Pérez told his friends he was going to study to be a teacher, they dismissed his intentions: “They told me: ‘What’s...

8 Tech Tools That Motivate Students to Read More At Home

Fact: Nearly one third of fourth- and eighth-grade students are reading at or above proficiency levels—putting the majority of students in the category of...

Chris Ulmer of “Special Books by Special Kids” Talks Acceptance vs....

As many of us already know, acceptance and awareness are common themes in the classroom, but they are very different. Awareness is having the...