Teachers and Teaching

Marcello Bacciarelli's "Alcibiades Being Taught by Socrates"

Teach Like Socrates

Tried, true, and ancient, the Socratic method remains the gold standard for instruction
Parent with children meets teacher

Welcoming Parents Back into the Fold

The breakdown in family-teacher partnerships requires intentional reengagement by schools
A teacher tutoring a student in reading in a classroom

Getting Back to Basics

Mike Schmoker's new book lays out an achievable prescription for resuscitating classroom learning
Photo of Daniel Buck

“We speak in whispers behind closed doors”

A right-of-center middle-school teacher explains what it's like
Senator Sanders backs a $60,000 minimum starting annual salary for schoolteachers.

Teacher Pay Could Be Higher, But Unions, Parents Chose Smaller Classes Instead

Sanders, Weingarten, Pringle don't want to make tradeoffs. They want more of everything.
Teachers Union Leaders Becky Pringle and Randi Weingarten look on earlier this month as a member of Congress, Frederica Wilson, speaks about legislation that would raise starting teacher pay to $60,000 a year.

Democrats Push on “Teacher Pay Crisis”

Senator Sanders would set $60,000 nationwide salary minimum


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