Fostering deeper engagement and opportunities for students to take charge of their own learning can be a challenging task for teachers.
Here are some articles to help guide you through the various challenges that lie ahead.
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|Move Over Schoolyard Bullies
|Recess coaches put PLAY back into the playground, emphasizing game rules and good sportsmanship to help kids burn off energy and return to class eager and ready to learn.
|Despite hardship, teachers achieve excellent results at little-known U.S. schools in Cuba.
|The Art of Learning
|An after-school arts program in Virginia that provides at-risk girls with a mentor and an artistic outlet.
|Rights Watch - Mauled on MySpace
|Federal courts curb the power of school officials to punish student Internet speech
|Time Is On Their Side
|A Massachusetts school has figured out how to make longer days work for everyone.
|Kids with Asperger Syndrome are hoping you'll help them find a place in the classroom that fits just fine.
|Rights Watch: Cyber Speak No Evil
|In a flood of lawsuits, students are challenging punishment for ridiculing teachers and principals in cyberspace.
|Why Carlos Went Back to School
|Research shows that students who see their culture represented in the curriculum get the most out of it.
|Teaching Teachers to Reflect on Race
|As America's schools grow increasingly diverse, powerful educators can't be 'colorblind.'
|Address Unknown - Educating Homeless Students
|How do you assign homework to a kid without a home?
|Six Miles in Pasadena
|Strike up the band! For students at the Ohio State School for the Blind, marching in the Tournament of Roses parade is just another step forward.
|Four Jobs in One Day
|Bookkeeper, lunch lady, classroom aide, and crossing guard -- it takes four different jobs to put together a single living wage.
|Student Death--The Empty Desk
|When tragedy strikes down a student, the whole school community must respond.
|The Power of One
|Thousands of gay and questioning students are dropping out of school, but you can help keep them there.
|Local Partnerships to Transform Priority Schools
|Partnerships between priority schools and their communities help students succeed-in school and in life.
|See how educators are employing the best in education technology to keep students engaged.
|Stop Blaming Teachers
|Those who scapegoat teachers may have much to gain, but students have much more to lose.
|Let's Talk About Sex (Education)
|What do kids really think about abstinence education? Their answers here.
|If teaching the holidays has you at a loss, don't fret. We have ideas for making it work.
|A Desert School Blooms
|How National Board Certification helped transform a low-income school.
|The Making of a Master Educator
|It takes learning from colleagues, listening to students, and lots of time.
|Cash for Grades?
|PAYING students to make good grades and high test scores? See where it's happening, and why.
|Educators face plenty of daily mini-disasters, from mysteriously missing homework to antsy second graders that will not sit still. But when real emergencies unfold, school personnel and students have to be prepared.
|Taking the Lead
|Member-led innovation has students defying labels.
|From Third Year to 30+
|The challenges in education may not change too much over the years, but an educator does.
|Testing Changes Course
|A New Era is Here. Are Schools and Teachers Ready?
|Legal Controversy Over Lesson Plans
|Who owns your work? Probably not you. Why your selling your lesson plans online could land you in a legal lurch.
|The Long and Winding Road
|Follow the route to school improvement taken by one California elementary school and learn more about the promising journey of a Washington State reservation school.