Weekly news and resources for teacher leaders, February 23, 2017. View as web page.
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Clarifying the Truth: Teaching Islam in Our Age of Misinformation
History teachers need to be intentional about confronting misleading narratives that target groups based on religion or nationality, especially in the current political climate, writes Rachel Otty. Read more.
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New Ways to Have Old Conversations: Teaching Black History
Celebrating Black History Month in class should inspire students to think critically about equality and justice and appreciate a significant part of American history, writes William Anderson. Read more.

Beyond Answers is the book K-2 teachers need to understand and implement the Standards for Mathematical Practice. Each concise chapter focuses on one of the 8 practices, demonstrating through real classroom examples how you can break the cycle of teaching procedurally and help students understand—not just do—math. Preview the entire book!

Undocumented Teachers Shielded by DACA in Legal and Emotional Limbo
More than 100 Teach For America teachers are among 750,000 undocumented immigrants protected by the deferred-action policy, which President Trump has said is a "very difficult subject" for him. Read more.
(Education Week)
Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement
(Teaching Now)
In W.Va., Teachers Turn Trump's 'Fake News' Attacks Into Teachable Moments
(Digital Education)
Should Job Shadowing Be a Requirement for Teacher License Renewal?
(Teacher Beat)
Austin District Warns Teachers Not to Talk to Students About Immigration Raids
(Teaching Now)
Home Visits With a STEM Twist
(Teacher Beat)
Feeling Slighted, District of Columbia Teachers Fire Back at Betsy DeVos
(Politics K-12)
AFT President Urges Big-City Mayors to Shield Immigrant Students, Families
(Learning the Language)
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Don't Give Up on Coaching a Teacher
(The Art of Coaching Teachers)
Teachers of the Year in the Spotlight
(Capturing the Spark)
Performance Assessments Are 'Adaptable, Accessible, and Forgiving'
(Classroom Q&A With Larry Ferlazzo)
Advice for New Teachers: Bring About Change
(Teacher in a Strange Land)
Twitter Can Improve Text-Based Class Discussion
(Work in Progress)
Is 'Should Guns Be Allowed in Schools' the Right Question?
(Leadership 360)
A Classroom Strategy: The Line-Up Game (Video)
Elizabeth Iwaszewicz, a kindergarten teacher at Lafayette Elementary School in San Francisco, uses music to help students focus their attention as they line up. She uses Jeopardy!'s theme song to make the routine like a quick and timed game. Watch video.
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1. Study: Teacher Satisfaction, Collaboration Are Keys to Student Achievement
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3. Guided Reading: How to Make Kids Hate (or Love) to Read (Opinion)
4. Can Teachers Outsource Grading? Two Educators Explain What That Looks Like
5. Don't Give Up on Coaching a Teacher (Opinion)

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