Tennessee middle-school principal Kevin Eady comes in early and stays late every day to show students that he supports them and wants to know them better. Eady says he seeks "teachable moments" with students to help them learn from their mistakes.
A program beginning this fall at Purdue University offers an accelerated three-year degree for special-education teachers to stem a growing shortage. The fast-track program will offer instruction in areas such as using assistive technology.
Students at Missouri State University are studying whether a video-game program can help to curb stress. Students are testing the saliva of people who play the game, Alive, and comparing results with those who participate in mindfulness exercises.
Get more done at work by setting smaller, more achievable goals, Liz Ryan writes. Make adjustments in your daily routine by letting go of the things that don't serve you anymore, and don't always rely on your to-do lists, Ryan adds.
Illinois lawmakers are considering several measures aimed at curbing the state's substitute-teacher shortage. One bill would allow students who have studied at least three years in university education programs to become substitute teachers.
What teachers say to students can have an effect on their emerging identities for the rest of their lives, educator Ariel Sacks writes in this blog post. She shares both positive and negative experiences teachers have had on her life and suggests educators carefully consider what they say to students.
New Kansas school district Superintendent Michael Fulton and board of education President Brad Stratton say collaboration between administration, faculty, staff and the public is key to fostering student success. Fulton and Stratton also acknowledged growing diversity in the district and pledged to ensure each student receives equal educational opportunities.
Students at a New York middle school participated in disability simulation exercises and learned about nonprofits helping individuals with special needs after reading the book "Wonder." The message of disability awareness is aimed at helping students appreciate differences and share a common goal of learning, teacher Jim O'Hara said.
As many districts around the US experience a teacher shortage, now is the time for teachers to step up and assume new leadership roles, writes Milwaukee educator Maripat Wilkinson. In this commentary, Wilkinson outlines five steps teachers can take to improve both the profession and their own careers.
Ohio lawmakers are proposing an overhaul that would combine several educational agencies, including the parts of the state education department, into one entity known as the Ohio Department of Learning and Achievement. Under the measure, the state board of education's role would be reduced to overseeing areas such as charter schools and teacher licensing and discipline.