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Curriculum Opinion How Should Teachers Handle the Movement to 'Rewrite' High School History? Embrace It
The history curriculum is a good place for educators to take the initiative on racial justice, urge history educators Jack Doyle and Chris Doyle.
Jack Doyle & Chris Doyle, July 14, 2020
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On July 24, 2016, a photo of Philando Castile hangs on the gate of the governor’s residence in St. Paul, Minn., as protesters demonstrate against the deadly shooting of Castile by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn.
On July 24, 2016, a photo of Philando Castile hangs on the gate of the governor’s residence in St. Paul, Minn., as protesters demonstrate against the deadly shooting of Castile by a police officer during a traffic stop in Falcon Heights, Minn.
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Teaching Profession Opinion Do White People Get It? Racism Through the Eyes of a Black Male Teacher
Educators have a responsibility to eradicate systemic racism, writes Malcolm J. Gillard. That starts with understanding their role in upholding it.
Malcolm J. Gillard, July 7, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion The Enduring Work of Teachers: Invisible to the Eye
In a year marked by loss, we can’t forget the most important thing we do as teachers, writes Justin Minkel: We make sure every child knows they’re loved.
Justin Minkel , June 30, 2020
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Law & Courts Opinion Teacher: I Was Fired for Being Gay. Now It Can't Happen to Anyone Else
The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling was a victory, but it doesn’t take away the hurt of losing my students in a cold February, writes Brett Bigham.
Brett Bigham, June 23, 2020
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Teaching Opinion Teaching in the Fall: Get Ready to Meet Students Where They Are
When they come back to us in the fall, our students’ need for connection, belonging, and real-world experience will be fierce, and we need to adjust our approach based on their needs, writes teacher Ariel Sacks.
Ariel Sacks, June 23, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion Teachers, You're Doing a Better Job Than You Think
Yes, teachers have struggled to provide all that the learning they'd wish for students during COVID-19, writes teacher Justin Minkel. But they've provided crucial lifelines: love, support, and normalcy.
Justin Minkel , June 2, 2020
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Teaching Opinion 6 Classroom Changes Teachers Will Make When Schools Reopen
Teaching during the pandemic is bringing home the value of fewer grades and “old people" technology, writes Gina Denny.
Gina Denny, May 18, 2020
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School & District Management Opinion We Might Have Gotten Remote Learning Wrong. We Can Still Fix This School Year
Districts can use the remaining weeks for intense work with at-risk students or for training teachers, writes Larry Ferlazzo.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 13, 2020
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Teaching Opinion Loving Our Students From a Distance
During this hard and scary time, when our students need their teachers the most, suddenly they can’t be there in person. Here are some ways teacher Justin Minkel has found to keep that connection virtually.
Justin Minkel , April 28, 2020
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Student Well-Being Opinion One Teacher's Life in a Coronavirus Epicenter
The days are a technology overload, mixed with the joy of seeing her students' faces and worry about her own family's health and safety, New York City teacher Ariel Sacks writes.
Ariel Sacks, April 1, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Why I Created 'Book Groups' for My Students
Teacher Christina Torres wanted to create an in-class, curricular space for her students to build in-depth relationships with books. And she thought that if she let them choose what they read, they might value literature more.
Christina Torres, March 10, 2020
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Reading & Literacy Opinion Six Tips for Making the Most of One-on-One Reading Conferences
One-on-one time with students can be used to hold a reading conference, do a formal assessment, or collect information by listening to a student read, writes teacher Justin Minkel.
Justin Minkel , February 25, 2020
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Assessment Opinion I've Changed How I Grade My Students. You Should, Too
My job as a teacher is to help students learn, not to use extrinsic motivation to get them to work, writes Miriam Plotinsky.
Miriam Plotinsky, February 18, 2020
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Teaching Profession Opinion Is Your School Affirming Institutional Racism During Black History Month?
One particularly tense staff meeting helped educator Robert Parker rethink how his school celebrated Black History Month.
Robert Parker, February 12, 2020
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