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As Teachers, We Cannot Fix This Gun Mess. But Our Students Can, and We Can Help

A culture of violence and guns cannot be fixed in a moment, writes a 5th grade teacher. But by teaching young people to raise their voices, educators can help them create change. (February 21, 2018)

We Can’t Teach Black History in Isolation

Black history shouldn’t only be taught in February. English teacher Jamilah Pitts shares strategies for educators looking to teach the culture, oppression, and achievements of African-Americans year-round. (February 21, 2018)

'I Worry Every Day': Lockdown Drills Prompt Fear, Self-Reflection After School Shooting

Lockdown drills are ubiquitous in schools these days, but teachers say they’re especially unnerving in the wake of a horrific school shooting such as the one in Parkland, Fla. (February 20, 2018)

Be an MVP in Your Rookie Years: 8 Tips to Support the Journey

(February 16, 2018)

The Dilemmas of Change in the Assessment Culture

(February 14, 2018)


System leaders and the system itself play a critical role in providing support and context for curriculum work. (02/15 09:55 am)

Teaching Channel Spotlight

Using Storytelling to Teach Spatial Relations in Early Math (Video)

Allyson Krogmann Jordan, an early learning coach in the Santa Monica-Malibu school district, uses storytelling to engage her students in a math lesson about spatial relations. Watch the video.

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