teaching http://nhpr.org en 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm http://nhpr.org/post/70914-sialkot-soccer-balls-thoughts-english-teachers-and-keeping-calm <p>High tech can sometimes mean hand stitching. We discuss the production of World Cup soccer balls in Siaklot, Pakistan with Atlantic assistant editor, Joe Pinsker. Next, a conversation about the intricacies of teaching high school English with writer and teacher Nick Ripatrazone. Then, Dr. Jordan Ellenberg takes us through the most unread books of summer using his formula, the Hawking Index. And, we talk to "Joyland" author Emily Schultz about the strange events that followed the release Steven King's book of the same title. Plus, a look into the history of the “Keep Calm and Carry On” poster.</p><p>Listen to the full show and <strong>Read more</strong> for individual segments.</p><p></p><p> Wed, 09 Jul 2014 18:12:14 +0000 Word of Mouth 51600 at http://nhpr.org 7.09.14: Sialkot Soccer Balls, Thoughts for English Teachers, and Keeping Calm Eric Booth Teaches Artists To Teach Others http://nhpr.org/post/eric-booth-teaches-artists-teach-others <p>Education policy in the U.S. is currently laser-focused on engaging students in the fields of science, technology, engineering and math—or “STEM” subjects. The goal is to prepare future generations to prosper in the new global economy. But where do the creative arts fit into this equation? How can art and music education help drive innovation? <a href="http://ericbooth.net/" target="_blank"><strong>Eric Booth </strong></a>is a pioneer in art education, and is the author of several books, including, “The Music Teaching Artist’s Bible.” He is also an artist, an actor, and musician and is widely referred to as the father of the teaching artist profession.</p><p> Tue, 22 Oct 2013 17:58:50 +0000 Virginia Prescott 37188 at http://nhpr.org Eric Booth Teaches Artists To Teach Others Creating "Cohorts" To Support New Teachers http://nhpr.org/post/creating-cohorts-support-new-teachers <div><p>In New Hampshire, a statewide task force on effective teaching is publishing new guidelines to improve the quality of teaching.&nbsp; One issue that’s getting a closer look is teacher mentoring programs.&nbsp; In Nashua, one mentoring program works to groom better teachers and keep them in the classroom for years to come. Thu, 18 Oct 2012 14:33:56 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 15048 at http://nhpr.org Creating "Cohorts" To Support New Teachers Controversy Surrounds Teacher Preparation http://nhpr.org/post/controversy-surrounds-teacher-preparation <p>Most people agree that good teachers help students succeed.<br />But how do good teachers learn to be effective?</p><p>One D.C.-based, private nonprofit is asking just that. They want colleges to participate in a study that&nbsp;ranks&nbsp;teacher preparation programs. Mon, 26 Mar 2012 21:55:41 +0000 Sheryl Rich-Kern 2767 at http://nhpr.org Controversy Surrounds Teacher Preparation