Seeing the light at the end of the pandemic tunnel matters but teacher stress related to chronically under-serviced schools goes beyond COVID-19.
Preventing teacher burnout is a community responsibility we can address. If those who have become first responders in schools withdraw we will also see adverse effects on students.
Most states have avoided deep education budget cuts this year, but they project revenue shortfalls for the coming school year.
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Layoffs and pay freezes next year would hurt in-class instruction and student progress when it's most needed.
Every state and territory has its own rules when it comes to the kinds of gifts teachers can receive. But there are general principles to consider that are the same everywhere.
Preschool is an opportunity to develop important social skills like taking turns, working in groups and making friends.
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Kids ages 3 to 6 may be missing out on important social, emotional and behavioral lessons during at-home learning.
Suspensions have continued throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, while children are attending remotely from their homes.
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Schools can consider virtual learning and other ways to reduce the negative impact of suspensions on student achievement.
We need to revive teachers' sense of satisfaction in their jobs.
Teacher activism in the U.S. has helped pushed the Democratic party towards renewed investment in public education. Children listen as former president Barack Obama campaigns for Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden, Oct. 21, 2020, in Philadelphia.
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The push to expand charter schools in the U.S. contributed to a robust movement of teachers’ unions and allies demanding a well-resourced public school system.
Researchers take a closer look at how activities that engage the whole family can help young distance learners build STEM skills.
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A new hands-on learning program helps families with young children build their engineering skills.
Teachers organize their socially distanced students at Weaver Elementary School in Rossmoor, California.
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When the federal government doesn't intervene during downturns, the states often cut school spending. In turn, teachers may earn less or lose their jobs. And three in four teachers are female.
Demand is high for teachers with expertise in STEM subjects like maths. But students also deserve expert English, history, civics or geography teachers. Maybe your favourite teacher did an arts degree.
Problem-solving is key to math and science instruction.
Teachers in training can be taught to teach their students to tackle problems like mathematicians and scientists. But will they stick with that approach once they get their own class?
Helping boys through their voice change can keep the joy of singing alive.
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Many boys stop singing at adolescence – but with the right support, they can continue to sing through their voice change and emerge as lifetime singers.
Ranking students by academic performance has been condemned as discriminatory and racist, yet New Zealand still leaves it up to individual schools to decide.
Is he learning something?
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While providing access to digital technology is important, it won’t even the digital playing field. If teachers can embrace all students' digital interests as opportunities for learning, it would help.
Children need the opportunity to ask questions and have them answered by experts in ways they can understand. A briefing may reduce children's anxiety and increase their understanding of the pandemic.
All students interviewed for a study on relationships with teachers said the ones they loved most were kind, caring or funny. They said the ones they disliked often treated them unfairly.
Safety precautions like wearing face masks and leaving space between desks are also important to limit the coronavirus’s spread.
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New research points to why reopening elementary schools is the safest bet and what else needs to happen for schools to have the best chance of staying open.
For those who teach children ages five and under, communicating while wearing a mask may have special challenges.
Children up to age five get a lot of cues from facial expressions. That makes teaching in a mask challenging, but teachers can learn from strategies developed by masked pediatric nurses.
With 52% of 15-year-olds now saying they read only if they have to, experts say a new way of teaching literacy is overdue.
In response to school closures in April, researchers put together a survey asking teachers how COVID-19 affected them and their students.