Teaching / Editors’ Picks Filter
  1. 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
  2. lauralanni

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

    Authors
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. “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
  7. 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
  8. 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
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  9. “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
  10. How One Math Teacher Engages Students through Humor (and Bad Drawings)

    Whether you’re going back to school or graduated years ago, you’ll enjoy this stick-figure-filled conversation with Math with Bad Drawings blogger and UK-based math teacher Ben Orlin.

    Education
  11. Remind yourself that a five year old is sixty months on this planet. Less than 2,000 days old. They’re still brand new people! No one has the right to whisper anything about college or careers to a child determined to conquer the monkey bars.

    Education
  12. “One of my former colleagues is fond of saying, ‘Tenure is the right to be abused in perpetuity.’ My problem was not, however, that I was being abused, but that I was being asked to abuse others.”

    Academia
  13. My Father: The Ag Teacher

    “Underneath all of the lesson plans, the CDE’s, the SAE’s and the FFA membership, isn’t that what it’s all about — showing students that they are loved, valued and capable.” A daughter writes a warm, thoughtful tribute to her father, who had left farming to teach agriculture.

    Education
  14. It’s Always Plan B

    “In the prison classroom, it’s always Plan B. Every text hits bone. Words have consequences.” Professor R.M. Gosselin reflects on teaching behind bars.

    Education
  15. In Her Dream I Spoke Arabic

    “And when she read aloud my words in that other tongue, when I listened to myself speak through her, I heard myself in a different way.” In a college composition class a few years ago, many worlds came together.

    Education