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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.