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It's time to move past our expectations that sending a worksheet home will help children learn in meaningful ways, writes Samantha Hulsner.
December 6, 2016 – Teacher
To advance teacher leadership, Anthony Colucci shares insights on promoting supportive mentorships, meaningful professional development, and district-led initiatives to foster a collaborative teaching profession.
November 28, 2016 – Teacher
Teacher leadership allows educators to influence and elevate others while still doing the job they love. William Anderson shares his insights on leading from the classroom.
November 18, 2016 – Teacher
Many Latino students felt scared and anxious after the election. Justin Minkel writes about how teachers can make sure they feel safe.
November 15, 2016 – Teacher
Andrea Shunk left the classroom but remained in education. She explains the need for diverse professional roles that work together to enhance the teaching profession.
November 7, 2016 – Teacher
Correct misconceptions and put assumptions aside when teaching English-language learners, says Anabel Gonzalez. Teach to the student and recognize individuality in his or her differences.
November 1, 2016 – Teacher
When educators talk about grit as it relates to children of color in high-poverty schools, they often forget the role of kindness and compassion, Justin Minkel writes.
October 31, 2016 – Teacher
Students with learning challenges can look to peers for support and encouragement. Teacher Kyle Reford shares how student-led panels can destigmatize learning struggles through the exchange of personal stories and experiences.
October 24, 2016 – Teacher
Creating a makerspace in the classroom with household materials allows students to learn through modeling and design thinking, Marcia Powell writes.
October 21, 2016 – Teacher
Students’ experiences with community service on local and global scales can teach them valuable lessons about awareness and collaboration beyond the school building, says teacher librarian Chiquita R. Toure.
October 17, 2016 – Teacher
Effective classroom management is about getting to know each student—even the ‘hard kids’—as individuals who deserve patience and compassion, says Justin Minkel.
October 12, 2016 – Teacher
New learning is heavily dependent upon old mastery, says Nicole Smith. Teachers can close knowledge gaps by helping students retain information and make connections across content areas.
October 10, 2016 – Teacher
Building new teachers' emotional resilience and cultural competence is key to helping teachers succeed in educating all students, Elena Aguilar writes.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher
Managing student behavior can be the top challenge for new teachers. Rachel Thompson shares her three reflections after a year of successes and failures.
October 5, 2016 – Teacher
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