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Education Is Not 'Moneyball'

High school math teacher William Eger argues that there's too much randomness in classrooms for teachers to be evaluated statistically like baseball players. (August 28, 2014)

Teacher-Pay Experiment Gains Foothold

The Baltimore school district, along with the local teachers' union, has worked to transform the traditional pay schedule into one emphasizing professional accomplishments over credentials and seniority.
(August 29, 2014)

Learn Student Culture Through Writing Assignments

Teacher Lothar Konietzko suggests getting to know the cultural identities of students through writing prompts at the beginning of the school year. (August 27, 2014)

How Can Teachers Course-Correct Arne Duncan?

(August 27, 2014)

Challenging Yourself to Be a Better Teacher

(August 29, 2014)

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Benefits of Student Reflection

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Observation Exercise: What Do You Hear?

Observation Exercise: What Do You Hear?

This three-part blog series focuses on one classroom lesson, but makes use of different methods of observation.


Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching

Education Week Teacher blogger Larry Ferlazzo investigates some of the thorniest problems in teaching by turning to leading educators and thought leaders for advice. (October 3, 2013)

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