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How To Use Summer to Close Student Learning Gaps

While every day may feel like Groundhog Day in home quarantine, as the weather heats up we are...

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Ten Steps to Starting a Community Book Club

The first video in this series introduced Project LIT Bronx.

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Shifting the Culture of Reading in a School: Project LIT Bronx

Editor’s Note: In this Tch DIY video series, Tch Laureate Geneviève DeBose Akinnagbe shares the...

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How YA Novels Help Teachers Build Empathy

We walk through our classroom doors and want to relate to our students. We want to understand...

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Scholar Activism: Reflections on Becoming a Scholar-Activist

Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and...

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Scholar Activism: Student Presentations to a Community Panel

Tch Laureate Geneviève Debose Akinnagbe teaches ELA at Bronx Studio School for Writers and...

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Bullying and the Beauty of Books: 7 Resources for Your Classroom

As a teacher-librarian, I spend most of my days answering questions, teaching research, and...

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Banned Books Week: More Than The Freedom To Read

Banned Books Week (Sept. 24 - Sept. 30) was founded in 1982 by the American Library Association ...

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The Great American Solar Eclipse: Across the Curriculum

Total Eclipse of the… Start?

Bonnie Tyler's infamous tune has been resonating for months and the...

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Rich Talk = Rich Learning

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Content Conversations: Strategies for ELLs

Editor's Note: Oakland Unified School District's ongoing partnership with Teaching Channel has...

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Hacking Feedback: Seeking And Receiving Feedback From Students

One of my favorite education books is The Courage to Teach. In that text, Parker Palmer explores...

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Hacking Feedback: 3 Strategies + Tools

So much of teaching is living in tension: giving more support vs. letting a student productively...

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Making Time for Complex Text in Literacy Instruction

The Common Core Standards call for teachers to use more complex texts more often. One of my ...

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Teaching Novels in the Common Core Era

The teaching of literature, and novels in particular, has been a subject of some controversy and...

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Harlem Renaissance: Collaborating to Plan & Teach Gifted ELA Lessons

We filmed Sherwanda Chism and Debora Gaten over a year ago, and I've been talking about their...

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Help All Readers Access Complex Texts

You'll notice that text complexity is an important part of the Common Core State Standards...

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Planning to Assess: How to Align Your Instruction

For many of us, the new year brings new assessments -- and undoubtedly, some anxiety. This can...

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Video Playlist: Six Videos to Incorporate Complex Texts

This video playlist is designed to help you include more complex texts into your lessons. Learn...

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Literacy and CCSS: Removing the Stigma from the Struggle

The Common Core State Standards (CCSS) have raised the bar significantly for our students. For...

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