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Ideas for Media Literacy Education Leveraging Civic Media

In January of 2008, I began student teaching in the Washington, D.C. public schools. It was a...

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Four Ways to Create Equitable Discussion Using Socratic Seminar

Consistently including each of the interwoven Elements of a Socratic Seminar guarantees that our...

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U.S. History Curriculum to Prepare Students for Active Citizenship

Historians often say the best way to understand the present is through the study of the past. At 

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Duo of Videos on Building Community and Curiosity

In New York City, educators attend thoughtfully designed learning visits at schools in order to...

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New Year, New Learning - Let’s Go Meta & Personalize!

As an educator for over 36 years, I have participated in thousands of hours of professional...

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First Days of School: Getting Comfortable Being Uncomfortable

Editor's Note: This series is a great collection of genuine and productive ways of engaging...

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How Teacher Mindset Shapes Student Success

We talk a lot about shaping student mindsets for learning, but equally important, is the role...

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3 Ways Wordless Videos Ignite Social Emotional Learning

We all know Social Emotional Learning (SEL) is deeply important for all students (and all of us...

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Support Language Learners with Confianza

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Turning Student Mistakes Into Teachable Moments

Today’s lesson: Turning student “mistakes” into “teachable moments.” 

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How to Use Happiness to Your Advantage

I’ve got something to share with you, and it might blow your mind: Happiness is not a result of...

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5 Tips for Blending The Question Formulation Technique (QFT) with NGSS

Have you ever interviewed a group of your students about their experiences in your classroom? It...

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Community College Students Question the Purpose of Grades

About 25 miles east of Los Angeles sits  Mt. San Antonio College (affectionately known as Mt....

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Teaching as a Spiritual Journey

Given the frequent teacher criticism we see in American society and the media today, one thing...

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Voice Technology is Here: How it Could Reinforce Your Teaching

Let’s face it, children these days are often more technologically savvy than their parents....

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5 Reasons Why the QFT Can Support Your Professional Learning Work

In my many years in the classroom, I have yet to find an instructional strategy as effective as...

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Collective Teacher Efficacy

Collective Teacher Efficacy: A team of individuals sharing the belief that through their unified...

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Engaging Developing Readers

Reading is a skill that initially appears to be accessible to some, and downright daunting for...

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Leveraging the Power of Personal Professional Development

I’d like you to hear about a big passion of mine: personal professional development!

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Pushing Back on Outmoded Beliefs

In recent decades, research has guided some major shifts in how we think about teaching,...

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