Volume 91, Feb-Mar 2013

Child Abuse and Mandated Reporting

Teachers and teachers-in-training are mandated reporters; that is, they are legally required to report any suspected child abuse or neglect. Find out what you need to know about your legal responsibilities.... read more.

The Next Step: A Hybrid Teaching Role

You can advance your career without leaving the classroom. One Seattle teacher tells how he made it happen.... read more.

The Hunger Games and Project-Based Learning

Mary Mobley teaches English and Michael Chambers teaches world history at Manor New Technology High School in Manor, Texas. They used The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins to teach their students about forms of government between World War I and World War II, and Edutopia featured their project.... read more.

Pop Quiz: What Do I Do If I Get a Pink Slip?

Many first-year teachers get laid off at the end of the school year due to budget reductions. How prepared are you for this curve in your teaching career path?... read more.

A Teaching Journey

Lifelong learning applies to teachers, too. Reflecting on her practice and connecting to other educators helped this middle school science teacher fuel her students’ love of learning.... read more.

Legal Talk: Contracts, Unions, and Strikes

Teachers' contracts are complex documents addressing salaries, leaves, benefits, and responsibilities. Get answers to three questions you may have as you read your first contract.... read more.

The Job Hunt: Letters of recommendation, resume reviewers, business cards, and international teaching jobs

Get expert advice on what to do if the principal won’t write a letter of recommendation, whether to print business cards, who to ask to review your résumé, and more.... read more.

Class Dismissed! Six Student Study Habits That Teachers Need, Too

Learn which six student study habits you can apply to your work life to gain control.... read more.

Why I Teach

I teach online. When I was teaching at a university and finishing my Ph.D. in international education, there was no online education. How the world changes — and aren’t we lucky?... read more.

A Balancing Act: Overcoming Obstacles in the Urban Classroom

It’s the season for the job hunt, whether you’re looking for your first job or taking the next step along your career path. Read these first-person accounts to see how teachers balance the rewards and challenges of working in different types of schools. What's the right fit for you?... read more.

A Balancing Act: Finding Classroom Resources

It’s the season for the job hunt, whether you’re looking for your first job or taking the next step along your career path. Read these first-person accounts to see how teachers balance the rewards and challenges of working in different types of schools. What's the right fit for you?... read more.

A Balancing Act: Creating Relationships with Parents

It’s the season for the job hunt, whether you’re looking for your first job or taking the next step along your career path. Read these first-person accounts to see how teachers balance the rewards and challenges of working in different types of schools. What's the right fit for you?... read more.

Classroom Management Tips for Early Childhood Educators

Are your students testing your classroom management skills? Follow these tested tips to restore order.... read more.