Educator Voices

Teachers and parents all over the country are noticing an increase in mental health issues, including anxiety, among students. The National Institute of Mental Health estimates a third of adolescents have been or will be seriously affected by anxiety in their lifetimes. And anxiety can have serious...
The discussion about the importance of class size has been ongoing for decades. The post Class Size Matters: Understanding The Link Between Class Size And Student Achievement appeared first on TeachThought.
Playtime. Downtime. Family time. According to Denise Pope, a senior lecturer at the Stanford Graduate School of Education, these three factors — or PDF as she calls them — protect kids against a host of negative outcomes, strengthen resilience, and bolster students’ mental wellness and academic...
Google Announces New Features In Google Classroom by TeachThought Staff At TeachThought, while we love Apple’s products, app ecology, and general aesthetic, we tend towards recommending Google for most classrooms. Though they’re not mutually exclusive, rare is the classroom that has the...
On a summer afternoon, Ciara Whelan, a teacher at a New York City elementary school, knocks on the apartment door of one of her students in the Bronx. Melissa, the student’s mother, welcomes her guest with a huge platter of snacks — shrimp rolls and dill dip. Melissa explains that this past...

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