Articles: Teaching & Learning

4/24/2014
Joseph Moylan, principal of Oconomowoc High School in Wisconsin, meets with students interested in AP and IB programs at the school. He calls IB’s more narrow-but-deeper approach the gold standard for college prep.

Fueled by a growing consensus that students need post-secondary degrees to compete in the world economy, participation in the 58-year-old Advanced Placement program, once reserved for a small band of elite achievers, has doubled in size over the past decade.

4/23/2014
A senior in the biotechnology program at Miami Valley Career Technology Center is is pursuing a college education in chemical engineering.

Students in Maryland’s Anne Arundel County Public School System learn to make drones in a career technology class developed with a local engineering company.

4/22/2014
Anoka-Hennepin district students in the seventh-grade technology education class.

In suburban Minneapolis, seventh graders will soon start building skills for local technical jobs that may be open to them when they finish school.

4/20/2014
At POLYTECH High School, Delaware students take an EMT training course, something that was recently added because the region needed more EMTs.

Delaware’s New Castle County Vocational Technical School District offers 41 career programs in four technical high schools.

4/17/2014
Students in a Responsive Classroom school greet one another during the daily morning meeting (left). In another class, after the greeting, students have the opportunity to share their feelings and experiences with their peers (right).

A widely used K6 teaching technique that integrates social and emotional learning into the school day improves academic performance, according to a study published in the American Educational Research Journal in March.

4/17/2014
Lance Menster is Houston ISD’s assistant superintendent of professional support and development.

Differentiating instruction to meet individual students’ needs is one of the biggest challenges for any teacher.

4/16/2014

High schools will soon have access to a free curriculum based on the Academy Award-winning film and memoir 12 Years a Slave.

4/14/2014
Some 93 percent of teachers believe that technology has a positive effect on student engagement.

Decades into the computer revolution, many teachers still lack the training needed to use technology effectively in the classroom, according to a new survey.

4/11/2014
R.J. Neutra Elementary School students play Dance Dance Revolution on individual mats during physical education classes.

Students at Central Union Elementary School District, located on a military base in Lemoore, Calif., are using 21st-century technology in an unexpected place: gym class.

4/10/2014
Gifted students in the Navigator Program at Minnetonka Public Schools take fast-paced courses with gifted-certified teachers.

The number of full-time academic programs for gifted students has grown substantially in Minnesota over the past 10 years—a rare case amid a lack of federal funding and recent cuts to similar programs nationwide.

4/8/2014
Author Rick Stiggins believes that classroom assessment is more effective than standardized tests in providing the student growth data.

Defensible Teacher Evaluation: Student Growth Through Classroom Assessment

Corwin

3/31/2014
Second graders at William Green Elementary School in Lawndale, Calif., stretch and move in between learning in what is called Instant Recess (IR).

Each afternoon between social studies and math, Marilynn Szarka’s third-grade students start to get droopy.

3/30/2014
At Sells Middle School in the Dublin City School District in Ohio, school administrators are using the Complete Student Safety and Behavior System technical tool to track student tardiness and how it might relate to school fights.

It was a lunch hour more than 10 years ago when Terri Lozier, now a principal in another district just outside Chicago, was sucked into the violence of a school fight.

3/26/2014
An AT&T employee volunteer, above left, helps a student in the Boys & Girls Clubs navigate a creative obstacle course to help motivate youth to be ready for successful transition into the upcoming school year.

Some of the world’s most powerful companies are increasing their influence in K12 education by funding programs that blend workforce development with public service.

3/26/2014
Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn in New York City play a game called Galactic Mappers in class.

Sixth grade students at Quest to Learn, a New York City public school, recently got a two-week break from regular class work to build a giant Rube Goldberg machine.

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