• Why Burned-Out Teachers are Heading for the Door

    America's teachers are a diverse group, and the sources of their frustration likewise. But it's clear that a flood of educators out of the profession is a risk for America's schools as the pandemic is being followed by political interference with curriculum and book selection. 

  • Should You Cold-Call on Your Students?

    Psychology researchers suggest that the stress of being called on at random can fall more heavily on female students. Are there ways to build participation and accountability into classes without stressing students out? 

  • If it Wasn't Clear, COVID Shows Teachers Don't Get "Summers Off"

    by Christine A. Ogrem

    School authorities have long sought to control teachers' use of summer time, while hiding behind the fiction of a 9-month employment contract. It's time to empower teachers to control that time for themselves and their schools. 

  • What Do Final Exams Mean During a Pandemic?

    History professors Kevin Gannon and Christopher Jones are among the faculty members who share ways to make final exams or projects meaningful learning experiences at the end of a difficult semester.

  • Rethinking How We Train Historians

    by Rita Chin

    What if we designed a graduate course that accounted for the conditions of the job market and history as a discipline? What if we taught students how to undertake the work of historical scholarship in a collaborative manner that more closely resembles the way labor is organized in today’s society, both inside and outside of academia?