teachers

What does ‘career readiness’ look like in middle school?

School districts are pushing career exploration into middle and lower grades, convinced the preparation necessary for tomorrow’s jobs needs to begin earlier

Teaching global warming in a charged political climate

Their training doesn’t cover it, many textbooks don’t touch it, but teachers are taking on climate change anyway

Ian Fairhurst, who integrates educational technology into grades K-6 at Knox Grammar Prep, showed a session participant how to use a VR headset at the ISTE conference in Philadelphia.

Virtual field trips bring students face-to-face with Earth’s most fragile ecosystems

First-person environmental experiences engage learners and foster empathy, teachers say

Schools are rethinking classroom design to encourage collaboration, creativity

But can the Instagram-ready spaces get the job done?

teacher pay

Can teachers live where they work?

In many parts of the country, the answer is, not till they start earning more

The silence of school leaders on climate change

Some educators say school boards and education groups have a responsibility to speak out on climate inaction, but those calls aren’t always being well-received

Rural students often go unnoticed by colleges. Can virtual counseling put them on the map?

In rural high schools, college guidance is often inadequate or non-existent. But new programs are popping up to help  

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maker education

Can “playful assessments” tell us whether maker education works?

An MIT pilot project at two schools seeks to measure hands-on, collaborative learning

OPINION: The difficult discussions about gun violence that we can’t afford not to have

'Classroom conversations are one vital way to start small'

Project-based learning boosts student engagement, understanding

Kids take projects more seriously and make interdisciplinary connections, teachers say

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