Editor’s note: Educators across the country have had to confront the rise in influence of “fake news” or online news hoaxes, particularly in the wake of the election when the phrase became a buzz word. How do we instill in…
By Ricky House
I can count on one hand the number of black men who have taught me in a classroom setting and that is not okay.
By Sam Wineburg and Sarah McGrew
In the age of so-called fake news, students would benefit by learning the strategies fact-checkers use to evaluate online information.
By Victoria Pasquantonio
Teachers across the country continue to deal with a variety of emotional reactions from students following the presidential election. We asked teachers to provide us with some examples of how the election has impacted their instruction and how they approached…
By Ryan Werenka
Assigning students to watch the presidential debates and discussing candidate's platforms have been fairly commonplace practices for most U.S. government and civics teachers -- until Election 2016. Ryan Werenka teaches AP U.S. government and economics in Michigan and says this…
By Patrick Welsh
In what seemed like about a half hour after the second plane hit, we heard a loud explosion outside the school.
Students in my classes remembered September 11 as high-schoolers; then as middle-schoolers; as grade-schoolers; then, only through their parents’ stories. Ten years later, the experience was already a generation removed.
By Steve Gardiner
As a high school English teacher, I have been crossing out the singular use of the word “they” for many years. It's time to move on.
By Andrew Sherman
When people from all over the world come together, it is time to consider what actions can be taken locally to make a difference.
By Shondra Carpenter
As summer gets underway, rising seniors may want to think about getting a jump start on college planning.
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