On display in Terry Wiederlight’s downstairs office is not a pen, but a sword. This is ironic since he is the owner of the only...
Most States Link Student Learning to Teacher Reviews: Study
WASHINGTON—The vast majority of states now require that teachers be evaluated, at least in part, on student test scores—up sharply from six years ago. And... Read more
What Is the Secret to Being Good at Maths?
There is a common belief that Asians are naturally gifted at maths. Asian countries like Singapore and Japan lead the ranks in first and second... Read more
Powerful Tool for Learning to Deter Bullying: Books
Bullying is a serious issue. It may cause depression, anxiety, stress, and even death. No longer is it considered an acceptable childhood rite of passage... Read more
Why Students Make Silly Mistakes in Class (And What Can Be Done)
Children often find it difficult to solve problems in the classroom, which can lead to silly errors being made. But are these mistakes made because... Read more
Are Teachers Suffering From a Crisis of Motivation?
The National Union of Teachers has published results of a survey in which 53 percent of teachers in England and 46 percent in Wales said... Read more
Children Learn From Stress and Failure: All the More Reason You Shouldn’t Do Their Homework
A recent report by the NSW Board of Studies, Teaching and Educational Standards has suggested that parents are helping children cheat by completing their school... Read more
A Kid’s Math ‘Self-Concept’ Predicts Test Scores
How strongly children identify with math—their math “self-concept”—can predict how high they will score on a standardized test of math achievement, a new study shows. The... Read more
9 Best Online Educational Resources for Teachers and Students
Teachers and books aren’t the only sources for gaining knowledge nowadays. Modern educational systems are getting highly beneficial resources online. The following educational websites are... Read more
Would This A.I. Geometry Pro Beat Your S.A.T. Score?
A new artificial intelligence system can solve SAT geometry questions as well as the average American 11th-grade student. This system, called GeoS, uses a combination... Read more
Should Students From State Schools Be Given Priority Access to University?
Higher education is seen by some as a passport to social mobility, a leveller which can help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds catch up with... Read more
Dinnertime Storytelling Makes Kids Voracious Readers
As a young child, I loved to imagine myself as a pioneer girl in Little House in the Big Woods, eating fresh snow drizzled with... Read more
Obama Promotes Online Search Tool With College-Specific Data
WASHINGTON—President Barack Obama on Saturday debuted a redesigned online tool with college-specific information about student costs, loans and potential earning power, scaling back a planned... Read more
Fewer Poor Students Ditched Schools on Probation
Putting schools on probation for sub-par test scores spurs transfer patterns linked to household income, report sociologists. Their study of a school accountability program in... Read more
How Important Is Creativity and Can it Be Learned?
This series of 10 articles on ‘How Children Learn Best’ is written by Canadian Citizen Pat Kozyra who has been teaching in the classroom for... Read more
How 3D Objects and Pictures of Heritage Can Connect Children Worldwide
Details are still emerging of the scale of destruction on the heritage site of Palmyra in Syria. Now work is beginning by archaeologists at... Read more
Local Teachers Learn to Make the Outdoors Their Classroom
CORVALLIS, Ore. — Bonni Villaman and Deanna Wilson, both elementary school teachers, set the tone of the day early by ramming their canoe into a... Read more