American Educator

Current Issue Fall 2016

  • Project-Based Instruction

    A Great Match for Informational Texts Nell K. Duke


  • Growing the Next Generation

    A Program Encourages Students of Color to Become Teachers Bettye Perkins
  • Success Stories from Today’s Students Tomorrow’s Teachers

    Bettye Perkins

    In 1995, Jeffrey Cole was one of TSTT’s first recruits. At the time, he was an unmotivated high school student in Westchester County, New York. According to his worried mother, he had no particular career goals.

  • A Look at Teacher Diversity

    The Albert Shanker Institute

    More than 60 years after the ruling in Brown v. Board of Education was handed down, its promise remains unfulfilled. In many respects, America’s public schools continue to be “separate and unequal.” Indeed, the growing resegregation of American schools by race and ethnicity, compounded by...

  • The Professional Educator

    The Case for a Teacher Like Me Harry F. Preston V

    It’s safe to say that as a black male teacher of high school engineering, I am considered an anomaly. If you dig through all of the statistics about black male teachers nationwide and compare them with the number of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics...

  • Nurturing Young Readers

    How Digital Media Can Promote Literacy Instead of Undermining It Lisa Guernsey, Michael H. Levine


  • “Teach Me How to Work and Keep Me Kind”

    A Meditation on Literature in High School Joseph F. Riener


  • A Day in Court

    How Mock Trials Bring Learning to Life David Sherrin


  • Where We Stand

    Engaging Students to Show What They Know Randi Weingarten

    It was one of my proudest moments as a civics teacher—listening to my 11th-graders prepare to debate whether the decision to drop atomic bombs on Hiroshima and Nagasaki was justified. And the debate was what every teacher hopes for: my students backed their positions with facts, played devil’s...

  • Teaching Experience and Teacher Effectiveness

    Tara Kini, Anne Podolsky

    Do teachers continue to improve in their effectiveness as they gain experience in the teaching profession? Our report Does Teaching Experience Increase Teacher Effectiveness? A Review of the Research aims to answer that question by critically reviewing recent literature that analyzes...

  • Share My Lesson

    Reinforcing Positive Behavior


  • News in Brief



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