Century-Old Lesson: Chalkboards From 1917 Discovered in Oklahoma Classroom

Educators of Emerson High School in Oklahoma were shocked when contractors began working to update four classrooms; they uncovered chalkboards chock full of pristine writings and drawings dating back to 1917. What they found was so well-preserved, it was like stepping back into a real-life history lesson. Check out the full story on NBC, and the incredible photos…

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8 Ridiculous College Classes (…that we’d totally take!)

*BEEP* *BEEP* *BEEEEEEEEP* Ah… the charming chime of your 6am alarm clock, making sure you are on your way to first period, or your 7:30am chem class (what were you thinking in scheduling that!?). Perhaps your mornings would be a little less grouchy if you were on your way to study the science of Hogwarts…

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January’s Teacher’s Corner Column: Homework – The Great Debate

The philosophy of education in the U.S. is always subject to disagreement and controversy, but everyone can agree on this: It’s never, ever static. The dynamics in education often seem like those of a pendulum swinging back and forth, from one extreme to the other, as policymakers, curriculum designers and book writers continue to define…

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Quick Tips to Make It Through Your Fall Term Finals

1. Find an “Accountabilibuddy” If you’ve been reading eNotes study tips for a while now you’ll already know the importance of making flash cards and creating a study schedule in time for finals week, so here’s a new tip for you. Make a pact with a friend to be accountabilibuddies; you will agree to check…

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December’s Teacher’s Corner Column: Are We Expecting Too Much, Too Soon?

Teacher’s Corner is a monthly newsletter from eNotes just for teachers. In it, experienced educator and eNotes contributor Susan Hurn shares her tips, tricks, and insight into the world of teaching. Check out this month’s Teacher’s Corner column below, or sign up to receive the complete newsletter in your inbox at eNotes.com. I recently read an…

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