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When teachers recognize a problem in the school system, they have a responsibility to advocate for change, writes Nick Tutolo. Here’s how he changed his school’s policy on advanced math classes.
October 18, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers should create happy classrooms to help their students thrive. Justin Minkel shares three ways to foster this joy of learning.
October 18, 2017 – Teacher
In these turbulent times, teachers should speak up and use inclusive language to make their classrooms safe environments for all students, writes Daniella Suárez.
October 11, 2017 – Teacher
Special education teachers sometimes feel left out, but it doesn’t have to be that way, says Sasha Long. Here are eight things general education teachers should keep in mind.
October 11, 2017 – Teacher
Visual notetaking can be an important tool for students to synthesize information, create connections, and demonstrate their understanding of difficult concepts, writes arts educator Sherrill Knezel.
October 4, 2017 – Teacher
Most students only risk failure if they think they will ultimately succeed. That's where teachers can make a difference, says Kyle Redford.
October 4, 2017 – Teacher
Teachers should proactively cultivate effective relationships with colleagues and supervisors. Carl Draeger shares four guiding principles to foster a healthy professional climate.
September 27, 2017 – Education Week
Some teachers may argue for using "age-appropriate" texts in the classroom, but students should be allowed to read books that illustrate the real difficulties of childhood and honor their realities, says Christina Berchini.
September 27, 2017 – Teacher
Students need choice and voice to be truly engaged in their learning. Marcia Powell shares strategies to design successful educational gaming opportunities with student buy-in.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
When students are given creative freedom in the classroom, they have the opportunity to tackle problems connected to their interests, says Matt Presser.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
In troubled times, teacher-leaders need to push past feelings of helplessness and lead transformative change, writes Megan Allen.
September 13, 2017 – Teacher
A New Orleans school leader, who taught in one of the first schools to open after Hurricane Katrina, offers advice to educators in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
September 13, 2017 – Teacher
Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
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