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Daring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouthDaring kids to ask big questions: 3 teachers who entered our SOLE Challenge win a trip to TEDYouth

Posted By Jamia Wilson

In a classroom in Ontario, a class of 9th graders learned the book Siddhartha, not by listening to lectures from their teacher, but by asking questions like, “How do you know when you’ve reached enlightenment?” Meanwhile, a group of 3rd through 5th graders in rural Georgia was posed a question in Spanish, even though they […]

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7 talks for inspiring transformed curriculums

Posted By Shirin Samimi-Moore

With more colleges shifting courses to the online classroom and high school teachers and students alike expressing a strong desire to move away from rigid, mandated lesson arcs, it’s clear — classes don’t have to be exactly as they are. Educators across the globe have begun to look at ways of transforming curriculum to suit different […]

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7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse7 tech tools now available in the classroom, for better or worse

Posted By Jessica Gross

The analog-to-digital shift that has seen e-readers booting out books, smartphones trumping landlines and tablets making desktops look fuddy-duddy is also bringing new tech tools to the classroom. Last month, I read this New York Times article about CourseSmart, an app that allows teachers to track whether students have done their reading in digital textbooks, […]

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10 talks from inspiring teachers10 talks from inspiring teachers

Posted By Kate Torgovnick May

Professor John Keating of “The Dead Poets Society.” Calculus teacher Jaime Escalante of “Stand and Deliver.” Marine-turned-teacher Louanne Johnson of “Dangerous Minds.” Hollywood might want to take note of a new award-winning teacher on the block, Stephen Ritz, who gave this fast-paced, highly inspiring talk at TEDxManhattan. A parent and teacher in the South Bronx, […]