When I planned the lesson out the day before, I didn't intend it to end with everyone crying in the basement of a church. And yet there we were.
When students see that a teacher is not afraid to discuss what is happening around the world, especially related to her home country, they in turn feel comfortable to share their thoughts and feelings on similar issues.
By Corinne Segal
We asked the contributors to the PBS NewsHour's Teachers' Lounge blog to answer the question: Why do you teach?…
I watched the news all night, hoping I wouldn’t see one of my babies in any of the crossfire. I just wanted the night to end. I wanted the next day to come as fast as it could so that…
Editor’s Note: Indiana’s passage of the Religious Freedom Restoration Act in March immediately sparked criticism that the bill would allow private business to discriminate against LGBT individuals. Teacher Brad Layman describes how the bill, though disappointing to his students, also spurred an…
By Jillian Gordon
As educators, it’s time to stop pushing all of our students to go to college, and instead push them towards the path that is right for them.
By Heather Jancoski
We need a general vocabulary across schools -- not only in the valley or the state of Arizona, but the whole U.S. -- so that students have a universal understanding of what to do if an emergency occurs.
By Dr. Barbara Gortych
Trauma is a slippery thing and not so easily pushed away, even in a resilient town like Watertown.
As a science teacher, it is not my duty to force a belief in climate change or global warming on someone else, but rather allow the scientific method and inquiry process take hold.
By John Czernicki
Living and teaching in Colorado for the past 30 years, I have seen tremendous societal and legislative changes in my state on the issue of marijuana.
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