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Undocumented students face an uncertain future. Teachers shouldn't make light of their challenges, but must also encourage them to pursue their dreams, Mary Ann Zehr writes.
April 26, 2017 – Teacher
As a teacher at an international school in China, Bill Tolley shares his takeaways on teaching controversial subjects under censorship, while still encouraging students to develop critical thinking skills.
April 18, 2017 – Teacher
Instead of a traditional U.S. social studies class in elementary school, what about a curriculum that celebrates perspectives and cultures from around the world? It’s never too early to start teaching students how to think globally, teacher Kyle Redford writes.
April 18, 2017 – Teacher
A new era of teacher leadership, both online and in person, allows educators to connect beyond their school walls and quickly respond to problems impacting their classrooms, writes Kira J. Baker-Doyle.
April 12, 2017 – Teacher
Giving students more choice in where they go to school often comes at the expense of quality education. That's why school reform should begin with accountability, writes Gina Caneva.
March 29, 2017 – Teacher
The current body of children's literature still lacks representation of urban youth. Students should be able to read books that are relevant to their lives, writes Kathleen Melville.
March 29, 2017 – Teacher
Educational technology has its place, but paper can also engage students and transform learning, Amy Williams writes.
March 21, 2017 – Teacher
Inclusive classrooms can teach all students, with or without disabilities, that everyone has unique strengths. Cossondra George shares how her students learned to accept and appreciate each other's learning differences.
March 7, 2017 – Teacher
Community service is important for students, but pushing an academic agenda can get in the way of helping an organization. Teacher Kyle Redford writes about how to create meaningful service learning that benefits both classroom and community.
February 28, 2017 – Teacher
A team of teachers thrives when its members identify and build off of each other’s strengths to create a positive school culture driven by a shared vision, writes Nick Tutolo.
February 28, 2017 – Teacher
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 educator Rachel Otty.
February 21, 2017 – Teacher
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.
February 16, 2017 – Teacher
As Betsy DeVos begins her term as secretary of education, how can she work to make every student’s future successful? Educator Bryan Christopher offers a letter of advice.
February 14, 2017 – Teacher
Educators need to remember how to love what they do. Cristie Watson encourages teachers to advocate for the profession to help re-spark their passion for education.
February 14, 2017 – Teacher
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