Entries related to: class-culture

Paideia Seminars: How to Build Student Collaboration Skills

Due to the integrated nature of the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), we have an opportunity...

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The OTHER Teacher Look

Sometimes new teachers look at me like I'm crazy when I say things like, "with just your eyes,...

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Talent is Overrated

We all have books that come to us at one time or another, as though they've chosen us instead of...

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My Brother’s Keeper: Raising Student Achievement for Boys of Color

Standing in front of a group of determined young men of color at the White House, President...

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Teacher Perspectives on How New Assessments Can Fuel Learning

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Deeper Learning: Building Academic Courage

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Easing the Pain of Student Collaboration

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Motivating Your Students: Incentive Systems You Can Start Tomorrow

It's March, and you've probably established routines and procedures while simultaneously carving...

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The Best Way to Beat the Winter Classroom Slump is...Joy Factor!!

Or as John Travolta would say, “Jadele Fazeem.”

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Families Matter: Engaging Families to Strengthen Community

We all know the old saying, "An apple doesn't fall far from the tree." We use it to reference...

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What is Impact Volunteerism?

Last spring, I looked out my plane window and saw the view of Cuba becoming more detailed as we...

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6 Routines to Support Mathematical Thinking

Whenever I take a new teacher to observe a veteran teacher, I'm surprised at what they notice....

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Honoring MLK Day: 11 Resources for Service Learning

Editor's Note: Updated January 12, 2018

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Building Writing Fluency: A Simple Routine for Any Classroom

“If you can read everything your students write, you’re not assigning enough writing”- Doug...

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Teacher of the Week: The Chicago Academy's Sandra Oliva

What does it take to be an unsung hero in an AUSL elementary school?

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First Steps Towards Emotional Literacy

At the beginning of the year, my kindergarteners reminded me of kittens just beginning to open...

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Reflections: Engaging Fathers in Education

As a principal and a teacher, I have encountered many youth that share my same childhood...

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School Suspensions: Supporting Students During a Challenging Time

"I've learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people...

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Confessions of a Halloween Grinch

There are many things I miss about being a classroom teacher — reading my favorite picture...

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Beyond Parent-Teacher Conferences: Building Connections That Last

When I first started teaching, I was intimidated by parent-teacher conferences. I knew the...

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