Educational insights for teachers, school leaders, and more.
Writing art education lessons plans (or any lesson plan, for that matter) can seem like a tedious chore completed by a teacher for use by someone else (maybe) other than the teacher! However, I’d like to invite you to consider writing art lesson plans for a moment as a way to nurture your creative souls, which I lovingly refer to here as “unicorns and rainbows.”
In honor of Presidents Day, we’re highlighting key study aids for teachers to use in the classroom. The activities below are centered around three major wars that the US has fought in, including the American Civil War, World War One, and World War Two.
In celebration of Black History Month, we’re highlighting key resources that educators can use in a diverse classroom. Below, we’re sharing the first chapter of Aaron Johnson’s A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males.
In celebration of Black History Month, we’d like to test your knowledge on African American history. Do you know the most recent initiatives that support African American education? How about diversity stats in the US? Take our quiz to find out!
When Alex Caputo-Pearl was elected the president of the United Teachers of Los Angeles (UTLA) in 2014, I knew that children, families, and communities would soon have a newly energized and empowered defender in the teachers union. Today, as a Los Angeles native and a supporter of public schools and their teachers, I am on the edge of my office chair following the news of the first strike by L.A. Unified School District teachers in 30 years.
Philosophers of education seek to contribute to the ethos of how people conceive and talk about education. They endeavor to show how this talk is bound up with notions of justice, of goodness, and of beauty. In an era of ‘alternative facts’ and unprincipled assaults on reasoned communication, their task has become all the more important. This February, join David Hansen at Teachers College as he lectures on the why the call to teach matters. In anticipation of this event, we’ve shared an excerpt of his edited volume, Ethical Visions of Education which focuses on John Dewey and his views on the philosophy of education.