Blog Profile / Slate: Schooled


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Archived Since:July 14, 2009

Blog Post Archive

Ask a Teacher: How Should Teachers Really Be Evaluated?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In thisShow More Summary

Ask a Teacher: What Do You Do When a Student’s Question Stumps You?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Theater Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In thisShow More Summary

Ask a Teacher: Why Do You Still Assign So Much Homework?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Theater Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In thisShow More Summary

Adults Love the Four-Day School Week. Is It Good for the Kids?

HOMEDALE, Idaho—On Fridays in this small farming community in western Idaho, most kids no longer set foot in the classroom. Instead they can be seen playing sports or working part-time jobs or hunting and fishing with their families....Show More Summary

Ask a Teacher: When Did You Want to Quit?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Theater Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In thisShow More Summary

Ask a Teacher: How Do You Avoid Burnout?

Listen to Episode 2 of Ask a Teacher: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Theater Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

Ask a Teacher: What’s the Best and Worst Advice You’ve Ever Received?

Listen to Episode 1 of Ask a Teacher: Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Welcome to Ask a Teacher, Slate’s new education podcast presented with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

How Do You Teach Students About Freddie Gray?

Baltimore shut down its public schools Tuesday after a Monday evening in which largely peaceful protests over the death of Freddie Gray gave way to looting and angry clashes with police. The decision—made “because of ongoing cleanupShow More Summary

Charter Schools’ Latest Innovation: Keeping Teachers Happy

NEW ORLEANS—One Wednesday afternoon last fall, teachers at Success Preparatory Academy gathered for a professional-development session on an unlikely subject: their grocery lists. Principal and co-founder Niloy Gangopadhyay had enlisted a nutritionist to talk about healthy eating. Show More Summary

You’ve Got Questions for Teachers. We’ve Got Answers!

The debates over K-12 education can feel especially hysterical these days, from household uproars over Common Core–inspired math homework to gubernatorial flip-flopping over whether the national standards are any good. But through it...Show More Summary

Why Schools Are Ditching A’s, B’s, and C’s for Greens, Yellows, and Reds

When Shane was in elementary school, he could go months without advancing a reading level. And even though his mom, Carrie Shepherd, considered herself an involved parent, she sometimes wouldn’t know that her son, who has dyslexia, had stalled until she saw Shane’s latest report card. Show More Summary

There’s a Big Hole in How Teachers Build Skills, and Pinterest Is Helping Fill It

For most of us, Pinterest brings to mind crafts we’ll never make, places we’ll never visit, and wedding dresses we’ll never buy. But when teachers log on to the social scrapbooking site, they search for things like pasta-noodle skeletons,...Show More Summary

Pre-K Has Changed. Can Teachers Keep Up?

Earlier this fall, I visited Emma Markarian’s prekindergarten classroom in the Bronx to see some 4-year-olds in action. The 15 preschoolers spread out to different activity centers across the classroom. In the block area, the youngsters...Show More Summary

Do Schools Really Need Principals?

Rafiq Kalam Id-Din is walking down a hallway at Brooklyn’s Professional Prep charter school when he sees a fourth-grader in the doorway of a so-called “djed room.” The room, named after an ancient Egyptian symbol for stability,...Show More Summary

Is Common Core Ruining Gym Class?

When Judy Schmid, a gym teacher at Jacobsville Elementary School in Pasadena, Md., teaches her students how to bowl, she has them score games manually, even though most modern bowling alleys have automatic scoring. Kids count fallenShow More Summary

To Download or Not to Download

Here’s some news that ought to please Ira Glass: Serial is the new Shakespeare. At least that’s the case in one California classroom, where high school teacher Michael Godsey did away with Hamlet, long a mainstay in his class, to...Show More Summary

Our Teacher Diversity Problem Is Not Just About Recruitment. It’s About Retention.

As a fifth-grade student in Clarksville, Tennessee, a small city near Nashville, I constantly got in trouble. Just about every day, I came home with a pink slip. I didn’t always know what I’d done wrong. But I knew the pink slips weren’t good and that three of them added up to detention. Show More Summary

The Reinvention of Bilingual Education in America’s Schools

One afternoon last fall, I watched as a group of young Hispanic students trained to become the best Spanish-language spellers in America. Their thick practice packet for the fourth annual National Spanish Spelling Bee began with examples...Show More Summary

A New Way to Evaluate Teachers: Let Them Set Their Own Standards

Last spring, as the school year was coming to a close, most of Michelle Breitenfeldt’s kindergarteners were not reading at grade level. But that did not stop the Wisconsin teacher from setting an ambitious goal for herself this school year: 80 percent of her students would be on target by May, she vowed. Show More Summary

Why Obama Barely Mentioned K-12 Education in the State of the Union

With ambitious child care and community college proposals, President Obama had plenty to say about education for our youngest and older students in last night’s State of the Union address. But he barely mentioned K-12 education. Perhaps...Show More Summary

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