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What Teachers Think About Snow Days
After "snowmageddon" crippled parts of the nation, The Washington Post spoke with teachers and asked them for their true feelings on snow days. And more.
|Teacher in a Strange Land|
Nancy Flanagan explains what her youthful experiences in a pick-up rock band taught her about music, teaching, and learning styles. (She’s got a picture, too.)
|The Book Whisperer|
Wild Readers Survey
Donalyn Miller invites readers to participate in her Wild Readers Survey, to find out what a "wild, avid, forever adult reader looks like."
|A Place at the Table|
Inspired by a trip to the National Geographic Museum, Susan Graham wishes that school were more like a buried treasure hunt, where teachers could inspire students to wonder about what they don't already know.
|Road Diaries: Teacher of the Year|
Why Every School Needs a Gun Locker
Anthony Mullen speaks with the creator of the Middle School Archive Project in Dallas and discovers how revisiting students' dreams can lead to later successes.
|Reader Ninja Nixon writes:|
|I've been wondering about this for years, and I'd like to get some opinions from fellow educators/students. Do you feel that subjects like Calculus, Trigonometry, etc. should be required for students to get a high school diploma or a college degree?|
|Efforts to put laptops, netbooks, or other mobile computing devices in the hands of every student are gaining traction. The goal of such 1-to-1 computing initiatives is to customize students’ learning, and to enable anytime, anywhere access to Web resources. Despite budget shortfalls, Maine has been moving forward to expand its 1-to-1 computing initiative, and school districts around the country are following suit, saying the programs are having a positive impact on student learning in the digital age. Join three experts for an in-depth discussion of 1-to-1 computing.|
|Our Web Watch feature is now a daily blog! Get the latest and most provocative education news for teachers. Comments welcome.|
A restaurant owner apologizes for a confrontation with teachers who were on break from an in-service.
|Md., Va. May Cut Down School Year|
The "snowmageddon" that crippled the Mid-Atlantic region last week may force states to slash the required number of instructional days, as they attempt to make up lost time from snow days.
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|Professional Development ||TOP|
|The Fall 2009 issue of the Teacher Professional Development Sourcebook is now online. This issue looks at the potential of digital technology to enhance teacher learning options and increase collaboration and knowledge-sharing. |
|Education Week's Spotlight Series ||TOP|
|For some students, the difference between success and failure in the classroom and on assessments boils down to motivation. This Spotlight on Motivation explores innovative ways that schools are inspiring students to study harder and take learning further. Check it out now.|
|View the complete collection of Education Week’s Spotlights here.|
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