Scott Thompson teaches social studies at Manchester High School West in New Hampshire and reflects on the current primary season and his students, who like much of the adult electorate, show a mixed interest in politics.
By Anne La Pietra
Anne La Pietra teaches government at Urbandale High School in Iowa and discusses what it's like to go "first," how Donald Trump has made her students more politically-engaged than ever before.
By Michael Wilkinson
For 29 years, fifth-grade teacher Michael Wilkinson has used space exploration to teach his students about math, science and the power of imagination. He shares his memories of the Challenger space shuttle disaster and why he never gave up on…
More than 60 schools in Detroit closed earlier this week after teachers called in sick in protest of rodent and mold problems.
From the time students start kindergarten, they learn about the importance of being kind and generous toward others. But what happens to young people's understanding of that message around the holidays, when the excitement of receiving shiny gifts overtakes the season? What…
Tree in the classroom? Yes. Crèche beneath it? No. It’s called “the December Dilemma.” As the winter holidays approach, schools are aware that the issue of separating church and state is not just something students encounter in social studies classes,…
By Charlie Gaare
Charlie Gaare is a high school English teacher in Denver and wrote down her thoughts on how gun violence has affected her life as a teacher.
By Michael Kopp
Michael Kopp is an Upper School Social Studies at the American School of Paris. Despite difficulty in not having answers to his students’ questions about Friday’s attacks, he and his colleagues had a job to do Monday morning: teach children.
By Nicholas Hammond
Editor’s Note: The Paris terrorist attacks on Nov. 13 stunned the city and the world. As is often the case after traumatic events, schools have a unique and important responsibility in helping students understand and cope with tragedy. Nicholas Hammond…
By Durward Azbell
Durward Azbell served as a Specialist E-5 in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War before he became an elementary schoolteacher in Columbus, Ohio.
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