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American Education Week Contest

Great Public Schools: A Basic Right and Our Responsibility NEA’s American Education Week (AEW) spotlights the importance of providing every child in America with a quality public education from kindergarten through college, and the need for everyone to do his or her part in making public schools great. The 88th annual American Education Week, November […] Continue reading →

The Twitter Experiment

Dr. Rankin, professor of History at the University of Texas at Dallas, wanted to know how to reach more students and involve more people in class discussions both in and out of the classroom. She had heard of Twitter… She collaborated with the UT Dallas, Arts and Technology – Emerging Media and Communications (EMAC) http://www.emac.utdallas.edu […] Continue reading →

Preventing Cheating

Cheating is a perennial problem. A 2006 national survey found that more than 60% of high school students said they have cheated on a test, and the number of self-admitted cheaters has steadily risen over the years. New factors in the equation are access to online content to plagiarize and the use of digital devices […] Continue reading →

Teacher Burnout: What Stresses You Out?

Often teachers go into the profession with visions of inspiring eager young minds in a supportive and fully funded environment. Unfortunately some of the realities of teaching are not so ideal. Who expected all the paperwork that is required and the hundreds of hours spent in meetings? There is little time to do what you […] Continue reading →

Health Care Reform Petition

Please sign NEA’s petition to tell your elected leaders that we need health insurance reform and we need it now! The cost of inaction is too high! Too many of our fellow Americans are uninsured, delay needed care because they can’t afford it and must often file for bankruptcy due to medical bills they can […] Continue reading →

Negotiations Misconceptions Quelled 101

Reprinted with permission from Dr. Homeslice, an education blog by a teacher who’s actively involved in his union Having been involved in contract negotiations and the bargaining process now for a number of years with my local, I’d like to share my thoughts about negotiating a contract. We are going to be back at the […] Continue reading →

H1N1 Lesson Plan

PBS has crafted some lesson plans on H1N1, designed for grades 10-12 in Secondary Life Science, Biology, Health, and Current Events www.pbs.org/newshour/extra/teachers/lessonplans/health/jan-june09/swine_flu.html. Students will: Utilize prior knowledge to answer questions about viruses and form a definition of the term virus. Participate in a class simulation to learn about how viruses spread, often without the knowledge […] Continue reading →

House Bill 1: FAQ

If you have any questions about House Bill 1, the educational provisions contained in it, or its implementation, please post them here. Lottery Funds: What happened to the money and how much is going to schools? Since 1974, the Ohio Lottery has provided more than $16 billion to public education. Annually, lottery profits provide about […] Continue reading →

Twitter and New Technology in the Classroom

John Hopkins University Professor Mary Knudson requires students in her medical writing class to send reports from scientific conferences, but limits them to 140 characters.  She requires them to Twitter. She says Twitter teaches students to write concisely and lets them share online information, such as links to stories about scientific discoveries and websites with […] Continue reading →
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