Teaching Filter
  1. The Problem with “Great Schools”

    “Why do ratings in general, and Greatschool.org’s ratings in particular, perpetuate segregation and resource hoarding?” Ali McKay at Integrated Schools take a closer look at the school ratings website, GreatSchools.

    Data
  2. History: the Ghost at the Feast

    “Real life very rarely supplies us with strong, convincing narratives so we create our own in order to give ourselves a sense of purpose and meaning.” Ben Newmark contemplates the teaching of history and creating our own narratives on a personal and larger scale.

    Education
  3. For These Fourth Graders, A Project On Immigration Hits Home

    In Miriam Sicherman’s class, the students interview immigrants about their experiences in coming to America. These oral histories explore complex emotions about new beginnings.

    Education
    Photo by Kimberly M. Wang/Eardog Productions
  4. The Power of Poetry

    “Can anyone have this moment? Or is poetry only for some people — the smartest, the richest, the something-est?” At Nerdy Book Club, K-8 librarian Sarah FitzHenry recounts a school event with poet Kwame Alexander in which students discover the power of poetry.

    Education
    Photo via Nerdy Book Club
  5. Revisiting the Shadow Syllabus: An Education Must-Read by Sonya Huber

    Read Sonya Huber’s “Shadow Syllabus,” a standout post on education from 2014.

    Education
  6. The Artstor Blog

    Artstor’s mission is to promote the use of digital images and media to enhance scholarship and education. On the nonprofit’s blog, you can read news, tips, and discoveries of the art world.

    Art
  7. lauralanni

    Author, professor, and chemist Laura Lanni publishes personal musings and often short yet poignant posts on teaching, writing, motherhood, and more.

    Authors
  8. Scientists Build an Animal Fart Database

    Do animals fart? Why, yes, yes they do, but you might be surprised to learn that some do not! The blog of National Geographic Education compiles teaching ideas and resources around flatulence in the animal kingdom.

    Animals
  9. The Girl on the Piccadilly Line

    Amsterdam-based Zoë, an award-winning blogger and freelance writer, is originally from the UK. She publishes on education, politics, travel, and other topics.

    Commentary
  10. The Rise of the Crowd-Sourced Syllabus

    From the Trump Syllabus 2.0 to the Native Lives Matter Syllabus, crowd-sourced syllabi have popped up as resources for educators and readers looking for background about complex current events.

    Academia
  11. “It’s easy to think of our work in universities as indulgent when so many lives are at stake, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. Universities, when done right, can be crucibles of equality.”

    Academia
  12. Adventures in Immersion

    On learning to speak French: “When you hear that sweet wobbly French from a tentative little face, the joy is nothing you have to manufacture. They understand! And they are understood. And that’s a beautiful, beautiful thing to share with someone.”

    Language
  13. NEA Today

    NEA Today is the main news site of the National Education Association, where you’ll find stories and features on teaching in 21st-century America, told from a wide variety of perspectives.

    Academia
    Image by Max Klingensmith (CC BY-ND 2.0)
  14. “Even now, there are still so many teachers around me who have no idea of the struggle we are engaged in for the future of public education. They are content to close their classroom doors and shut it all out.”

    Education
  15. Piquing Curiosity: The Blog of National Geographic Education

    The National Geographic Education blog is a resource for educators, offering ways to incorporate ideas into the classroom.

    Business
    Photo courtesy of National Geographic Education.