6 tools to support school safety efforts

September 12, 2018

Category: News

As teachers and students return to school across the country, thoughts range from nervous excitement to worries about how to keep school buildings–and the people in them–secure. Last year’s school shooting in Parkland, FL sparked a massive movement, including student […]

Study: Private schools offer virtually no special advantages compared with public counterparts

September 6, 2018

The 74 notes the prevailing idea of private schools and the private school life as glamorous, citing media and entertainment that reinforces that idea — from movies and books like “Harry Potter” and “The Catcher in the Rye,” centered around […]

How can teachers spice up lesson plans on core subjects?

August 29, 2018

Category: Education Tech

Innovative classroom furnishings, themed or not, have been proven to boost collaboration and encourage students and teachers to be more creative. It’s not just about the students here, either: Giving teachers the flexibility to create an environment that they enjoy […]

Education Tech

7 Reasons to Try Using Backchannels in Your Classroom

September 19, 2018

Via: Free Technology for Teachers

A couple of the most popular posts that I have published lately were about creating backchannel chats to use in your classroom. In response to those posts some readers have sent questions asking for more explanation of why they should […]

Economics&Strategies, Education Strategies

Applying summer teaching strategies to school year requires shift in thinking

September 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

While the U.S. Department of Education promotes the idea of innovation in schools sometimes implementing such strategies can be difficult. Administrators and teachers worry about the impact on test scores and on community members who may not understand the changes. […]


Report: ‘Trump effect’ contributes to higher bullying in Republican districts

September 18, 2018

Via: Education Dive

Since President Trump launched his presidential bid, there’s been a dispute over the validity of what’s known as the “Trump effect,” which Psychology Today defines as “an increase in bullying in schools caused by the rhetoric used by Donald Trump […]


Voucher Regulation Reduces Quality of Private School Options

September 17, 2018

Via: Education Next

Education reformers and academics calling for greater regulation of private school choice programs have good intentions. They want all kids to get the best education possible and they believe that they can achieve that goal by preventing disadvantaged families from […]