Blog Profile / Slate: Schooled


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Posts on Regator:82
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Archived Since:July 14, 2009

Blog Post Archive

What Happened After New Orleans Fired All of Its Teachers—and Why It Still Matters to Diversity in the Classroom

About seven months after Hurricane Katrina devastated large swaths of New Orleans and decimated scores of the city’s schools, the Orleans Parish School Board fired all 4,600 of the city’s public school teachers, most of them black. The...Show More Summary

Why Is This Marketplace for Teachers to Sell Their Lesson Plans Thriving?

Seven years ago, when Erica Bohrer, a first-grade teacher from Long Island, New York, started selling her lesson plans on the website Teachers Pay Teachers, she just wanted to make a few extra bucks here and there. Item on the site, a kind of Etsy for educators, go for an average of $3.50. Good decision. Show More Summary

Ask a Teacher: Would You Friend Your Students on Facebook?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Should teachers accept Facebook friend requests from their students? Should they interact with them on Twitter? That's the big topic in the latest Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

Ask a Teacher: Do You Teach to the Test?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab Are standardized tests harming the integrity of teaching? That's the big issue in the latest episode of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

Ask a Teacher: What Do You Do When You Genuinely Dislike a Student?

Subscribe in iTunes ? RSS feed ? Download ? Play in another tab “What do you do with a student in your class who you genuinely dislike?” That's the big question in the latest installment of Ask a Teacher, Slate’s education podcast with the Teacher Project at the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Show More Summary

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

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