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| ||September 11, 2008 |
|Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook ||TOP|
|Our Web Watch feature is now a daily blog! Get the latest and most provocative education news for teachers. Comments welcome. |
|Teachers Tackle Terrorism|
Some Utah history teachers are teaching 9/11 in their history classes, using it to spark broader discussions on terrorism, the Iraq war, and American perceptions of the Middle East.
|Fear Factor |
School phobia is on the rise in the U.S. and U.K., with an estimated one in 20 students affected by the anxiety disorder.
Teachers Register to Vote, Schools Win
RISE SC, a South Carolina nonprofit group, provides monetary incentives for schools to get 100 percent of their teachers registered for the upcoming election.
|With the school year underway, many teachers are getting their first experiences of mentoring. What advice do you have for them—for both the mentees and the mentors? What makes a teacher mentoring relationship effective or ineffective? Share your experiences and tips. Join the discussion.|
|Unwrapping the Gifted|
In the aftermath of tragedy, Tamara Fisher broaches the complicated and minimally-researched topic of suicide among the gifted.
A golfer once told Emmet Rosenfeld to keep things "low and slow," advice he applies in the classroom with his 8th graders.
|Living in Dialogue|
This week, Anthony Cody turns his focus to Barack Obama's positions on NCLB, teacher pay, and parental accountability.
|A Place at the Table|
Susan Graham has been hearing the word “change” a lot lately. But what does it really mean for education?
While her Teach for America teachers get a harsh dose of D.C. reality during their first week of school, Jessica Shyu provides a few reminders about why it’s worth going back each day.
|The Book Whisperer|
For Donalyn Miller, a new school year means new challenges teaching kids to love reading.
One educator touts the importance of creating “a culture of professionalism and respect” in the classroom.
|Better Than a Book Report!|
The national Letters About Literature contest gets students writing about books that have made an impact on their lives.
|Who are charter school leaders and how do they compare with traditional principals? What motivates them? What particular challenges do they face? What do we know about the effectiveness of the charter-school strategy?|
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