Like many schools, Gibson Elementary in St. Louis had big problems with attendance — many students were missing nearly a month of school a year. Melody Gunn, who was the principal at Gibson last year, set out to visit homes
Unlike many teachers who choose to work in schools because they were good students themselves, Michelle Carlson understands what it’s like to hate school. As a kid she couldn’t see the point of any of the material she was supposed
Teachers in Littleton, Colorado — like teachers in many places — are increasingly asking students to read and write online. Free tools like Google Docs have made it easy for students to work on the same piece of writing at
There are still many disagreements about how to improve the education system so that children graduate with the skills and dispositions they will need to succeed in life. Education reform discussions often center on how to tweak existing mechanisms, but
From low pay to lack of support, there are many reasons why schools struggle to keep teachers in the classroom. What can schools do to entice them to stay? The post How Can We Keep Teachers in the Classroom? appeared
Excitement about school makerspaces has been in the air, but many educators eager to create hands-on learning spaces in their schools still aren’t sure how to get started or why it’s worth the effort. New Canaan High School librarian Michelle
Mention robots to many English teachers and they’ll immediately point down the hall to the science classroom or to the makerspace, if they have one. At many schools, if there’s a robot at all, it’s located in a science or
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