This is the time of year when students are looking for summer internships. This year, many students are also hoping to help the people of Ukraine at this time of extreme need. Read more
A number of articles have offered advice in the last few weeks.
One good reading is “Veteran Teachers on How to Talk with Your Students About the War in Ukraine,” an article that was published on TeacherVision.com. The article recommends sharing feelings and building empathy . . . allowing ample time for students to raise concerns they would like to discuss. . . and guiding discussions to control the topics that students introduce. Read more
The last five or six years have been difficult – some might say turbulent – for foreign students who wanted to pursue college and postgraduate studies at American colleges and universities. Under the Trump administration’s travel restrictions, students from a number of countries decided to curtail their plans to study in America.
Colleges and universities suffered too when foreign students stayed away. This was the case at large research-oriented universities. We also know one smaller liberal arts college that lost tuition revenue when virtually all its foreign students left. We are not sharing the name of that college in this article because we do not want our comments to reflect negatively on it. Read more
National Black History Month is observed this February across the United States. How will you be celebrating in your classroom? What lessons and experiences will you offer your students?
Like many teachers, chances are you will profile and study notable African-Americans from the past. There are so many, of course, that it can be hard to decide whom to choose. Should you have your students learn more about Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, John Lewis? Who, exactly? Read more
Black History Month is an opportunity to remind all Americans of the important role Black teachers have played in empowering communities politically and socially. But today, it is particularly critical to convince more African Americans to join the profession. The U.S. faces a looming teacher crisis and: Read more
How Classroom Teachers Can Know when Students are Harming Themselves . . . and What Teachers Should Do If They Are
How are students adjusting as they return to live classrooms? The answer is, they are adjusting in different ways, depending on thousands of variables that include life at home and their emotional and social maturity. Some students are simply happy to be back at their desks. Still, others are finding the transition moderately difficult. And then there are other students who are having an extremely difficult time making the transition. Read more
Video to Watch . . .
We recently spoke with high school math teacher Esther Brunat about the critical role that math can play in preparing students for success.
Ms. Brunat, who teaches high school math, algebra II, and trigonometry in Texas, is impassioned about the role that math studies play in equipping her students for a variety of critically important careers that will help the world.
Daina Petronis, who teaches high school English in Toronto, recently offered some insightful observations on how student attitudes can affect their readiness to make good career decisions and lead better lives.
High school teacher Trevor Muir believes that soft skills that are developed in project-based learning could be even more vital to success in technology-intensive fields than hard skills like chemistry or mathematics.
As you know, a major scandal involving college admissions has been making headlines since 2019. A number of very wealthy parents – some of whom are celebrities – paid vast sums of money to a college admissions counselor of sorts, who then pulled all kinds of strings to get their kids into elite institutions that included USC, Stanford, Yale, and others.
How did that counselor help those students get into top colleges? In some cases, he found ways to assure that they would earn top scores on standardized tests. (In one case, he allegedly stated that one student required special accommodations on a test, then he had that student take the test in a private location where he could answer questions for her.) Read more