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Student Voices: What Teachers Really Do

In this special edition of Teaching Ahead, student writers chime in on what they see as the greatest demands teachers face in their day-to-day work and what makes someone a good teacher. (April 22, 2014)

Managing Teacher Absences Through Collaboration

Teacher Kimberly Long offers advice on how to prepare a classroom to handle an unforeseen teacher absence. (April 23, 2014)

What's Wrong With Poetry Books for Children: A Teacher's Lament

Teacher and writer Lydie Raschka says publishers and schools may be sending kids the wrong message about poetry. (April 22, 2014)

Common Core at Four: Sizing Up the Enterprise

(April 21, 2014)

AFT Lesson-Sharing Site Nets a Half-Million Registrants

(April 22, 2014)

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Teachers still in the classroom should have a significant voice in education policy. Hybrid roles are a great way to enable that.

Sharon Kebschull Barrett on "When Education Policy Goes 'Clunk': Why Teacher-Policymaker Partnerships Help Students"

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Expanding the Scope of Career-Readiness?

Getting students college- and career-ready by high school graduation has become an overarching goal in the academic community, but what does "career-ready" really mean? And is current thinking around career-readiness too narrow? Share your thoughts. More Discussions >


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Ed-Tech PD Focuses on Student Learning Needs

Experts say professional development should put razor-sharp attention on what students need to learn, rather than on how to use specific devices. (March 11, 2013)

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What's Fun About Surface Area?

What's Fun About Surface Area?

Elementary school teacher Madeline Noonan demonstrates how she "scaffolds" a class discussion to guide her students to independent discoveries about surface area. (7:23)


Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo investigates some of the thorniest problems in teaching by turning to leading educators and thought leaders for advice. (October 3, 2013)

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