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Articles by Meris Stansbury

What it takes to be a teacher
Originally from Ohio, Meris graduated from Kenyon College in 2006 with a B.A. in English Literature. After graduating, she became the Education Program Manager for The World & I, a monthly educational publication based in D.C., and joined the eSchool News team as Assistant Editor in July 2007. Now Associate Editor at eSN, Meris covers the current issues in ed-tech. Topics she's most interested in include school reform, global education, and emerging technologies and trends. When she's not busy covering education, she's in her kitchen…setting off the smoke alarm. You can reach her at, or find her @eSN_Meris on Twitter.

What it takes to be a teacher

My Parisian mother was a teacher for a year as a favor to my private school when their French teacher unexpectedly quit one summer. “Sure, I could teach,” was her…

Groundbreaking: We can predict cognitive styles, and here’s how

While the education field’s acceptance of learning styles is helping students receive more options for learning, students are often lumped into one category without any explanation of why they prefer…

4 questions every tech leader should answer

As schools continuously work to construct digital learning plans that will help transform teaching and learning, it is essential that school technology leaders are updated with the latest policies and…

One startling fact about flipped learning

Flipped learning has been on education’s radar for the last two years, with many schools experimenting with a teaching and learning style well-suited for 21st Century learning. But new results…

Digital Issue Article
10 things to ask when choosing ed tech for young children

Put a child in front of an iPad and they’ll be learning, right? Not exactly, say two early childhood experts. Thanks to extensive research, experts now know that choosing the…

5 must-haves for online assessments

As K-12 schools across the country begin to implement online learning, issues of cheating and lack of credibility are some of the main reasons why skeptics hesitate in supporting online…

4 ways to make your class more engaging

Mobile technology and its use in the classroom is booming across the country; but outside of the ‘cool tech’ aspect, many educators struggle to understand why students find tech-connected classrooms…

Questions to answer after high school

According to a new report, there are basic questions postsecondary data, with access to college and university data, need to be able to answer—not only for higher-ed institutions, but for…

Digital Issue Article
New Common Core resource aids students with special needs

One of the best non-profits for the advancement of education technology has developed a new, free Common Core website for educators that offers customizable resources to improve teaching and learning…

10 next-generation science apps for education

The Next Generation Science Standards are a new set of standards that provide consistent science education through all grades, with an emphasis on technology and engineering. eSchool News readers have shown…