culture

Starting the school year off by focusing on school culture

In a recent post, Michael Niehoff, an educator, and writer for Getting Smart, shares what he learned by starting the school year off not...
educating the whole child

How and why educators can teach the whole child through social-emotional skill building

We need to educate the whole child, by teaching skills for an effective life, according to educator Trish Shaffer. Social-emotional skills, like awareness of self...

Capturing student learning and growth through competency and portfolio grading

As learning environments become more focused on group work to nurture high-demand skills--like collaboration, creativity, and problem-solving, one of the top concerns is how...
childhood adversity

Creating a positive classroom environment for students living with adversity

Nearly one in two children have experienced serious adversity such as abuse, neglect, the loss of a parent, or mental illness. Here are five...

NH Science and Math Teachers Partner for Spring Conference

The New Hampshire Science Teachers Association and New Hampshire Teachers of Mathematics are coming together for the 2018 Spring Conference on Modeling on Saturday,...

With this innovative strategy, math students focus on learning rather than their grade

Sixth-grade teacher Leah Alcala doesn't use the traditional grading strategy in her math class. Instead of giving grades immediately, she highlights students' mistakes, walks through...

Should student voice inform professional development?

Can educators design more meaningful professional development if they allow student voice to drive the conversation? According to professional development facilitator Michelle Blanchet, the...
video

Public education changes many lives. Hear how it shaped this teacher’s future and aspirations.

In Pursuit of Liberty offers a timely reminder of who we are -- as educators, as citizens, and as the latest generation of Americans tasked...

What happens when you bring America’s top principals together?

Sanborn Regional High School principal Brian Stack, who was named New Hampshire's Principal of the Year, met other State Principals of the Year from...

CHS English teacher is 2018 N.H. Teacher of the Year

Concord High School English teacher Heidi Crumrine was named New Hampshire's 2017 Teacher of the Year, reported the Concord Monitor. Here's an excerpt: “Concord I’ve always...

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