The "open" education model made popular in the 1970s may have faded, but some of the model's schools and their huge classrooms remain in use. Teachers at one Washington, D.C., school -- set for a rebuild -- say they like how open education encouraged collaboration among teachers and students, but a lack of walls between classrooms makes the environment too loud and distracting.
Teachers cannot cover everything, as David Cutler learned during a conversation with Jim Grossman, executive director of the American Historical Association. In this blog post, Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, shares advice about how teachers can balance the content they are required to cover with teaching long-lasting skills.
Some schools are using social media app Snapchat to encourage students to experiment with new forms of storytelling in journalism and marketing classes. Educators suggest creating a written policy that would include a social media user guide and tips for best practices.
Geometry students at one Oklahoma school are learning how to figure out surface area while building a replica of the Tin Man from the "Wizard of Oz." The students attend a state designated A+ School that emphasizes learning through innovation and real-world applications.
An Oregon teacher's Facebook post showing a cabinet full of snacks she shares with her hungry students has gone viral. In a caption for the photo, Katherine Gibson Howton wrote that almost every teacher she knows has a similar stash to help students who come to school hungry.
President Donald Trump signed two bills Monday overturning education regulations. One measure overturned regulations about how states should comply with the Every Student Succeeds Act and the other rolled back a requirement for states to give annual ratings to teacher-preparation programs.