Class Constitution

Almost a decade ago Congress passed an obscure law requiring schools that receive federal funds to educate students about the Constitution during Constitution Week. Here’s a practical idea for codifying classroom rules that fits the bill.…

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Classroom Mailing Center

Streamline your paperwork, quiet chatty students, and curb disruptive note passers with Ms. Myers’s nifty idea for a classroom mailing center.…

NEA’s Works4Me Tips

Collaboration in the Classroom

Ms. Turnball has suggestions for connecting your classroom routines and procedures to real-world employment scenarios that will help students see their work — and their performance — in a new light, regardless of what subject you teach.…

NEA’s Works4Me Tips

Obama Administration’s Education Policies at the Heart of New Lawsuit

Gov. Bobby Jindal, who is on a warpath to repeal the common core and accompanying tests in Louisiana, plans to sue the U.S. Department of Education and Education Secretary Arne Duncan for forcing states to adopt the them. …

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Welcome to Lily’s (new and improved) Blackboard

If you have been following Lily’s Blackboard for the past few years, you will be happy to see all the new features. If this is your first time here, Welcome!!! Here are some of the exciting new features you will …

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Bienvenidos a nuestro contenido en Español

Apenas estamos empezando, pero un largo camino comienza con el primer paso. Estamos creando contenido en Español para que las familias latinas en Estados Unidos, tengan acceso a los recursos que necesitan para tener éxito en la educación. Somos la …

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First Latina elected head of the nation’s largest teachers’ union

Lily Eskelsen García began her career in education working at a school cafeteria, and now she is gearing up to become the head the nation’s largest teachers’ union. She was elected president of the National Education Association over the weekend at the …

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The quote that reveals how at least one corporate school reformer really views students

For years now, the U.S. public educational system has been the guinea pig for what many call “corporate education reform.” What is it? It is both a mindset and  a group of specific measures foisted on school districts, including standardized…

Answer Sheet

The Scary Side Of Immediate Feedback

Mathspace is a startup that offers both handwriting recognition and immediate feedback on math exercises. Their handwriting recognition is extremely impressive but their immediate feedback just scares me. My fear isn’t restricted to Mathspace, of course, which is only one …

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Morning Video: Teaching Computer Literacy – Without A Computer

Via Hechinger Report's Annie Murphy Paul.…

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