Highlights From Educational Horizons

Have you seen the April/May 2015 issue of Educational Horizons from Pi Lambda Theta? It’s a humorous one that makes light of some imagined—and real—classroom challenges.

Thanks to a partnership with Phi Delta Kappa and Pi Lambda Theta, all AACTE members receive free online access to this magazine for future teachers as a benefit of their AACTE membership. Chief Representatives also receive each issue by mail.

Here are some highlights from the current issue to share with your students:

Genius Hour Makes Great Teachers Redundant. In this satirical article, a teacher finds out firsthand that the plan to engage students in learning has unintended consequences.

School Makes Bold Move in Banning Pencils. School officials struggling with the new “papering” movement that’s sweeping classrooms weigh the pros and cons of banning pencils. What could this mean for the future of education?

Electronic Assessment System Transforms Schools. Could something as simple as implementing an electronic assessment system increase rigor, improve students’ behavior, and develop their moral character? See what happened in one district.

Educational Horizons is available for free online through a special site for AACTE members. To download the whole issue, visit www.edhorizons4aacte.org. You can also reprint articles to use in your classes at no charge—just submit your request to edhorizons@pdkintl.org and mention that you are an AACTE member.

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