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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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Learning From the Past: The Power of Stories

Early in my teaching career, I had a conversation with a student that will always haunt me. I...

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Is it Possible to Detect Plagiarism?

Plagiarism is an enormous problem in higher education and it often begins when students are in...

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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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Sparking Joy in the Classroom with Student-Formulated Questions

Editor's Note: This is the first of seven blogs from our friends at the Right Question Institue ...

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Own It! Investing Students in Their Own Language Goals

There’s always such a positive energy at the start of the school year. As teachers, we know...

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Where Have All the Phonics Gone?

Walk into any classroom and observe the language arts instruction that's taking place. What do...

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“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and...

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Monster Match: Using Art to Improve Writing

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the...

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Preparing Students to Access Complex Texts

The power to read is one of the most precious gifts any teacher can bestow upon his or her...

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Tips for Building Your Classroom Library

At the start of the school year, teachers around the country are busy setting up their...

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Building Literacy Skills Through Storytelling

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's...

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Peek at the Process: Learn By Watching Students Write

This blog post is a hypothesis. I haven’t tried this in my classroom. I don’t know for sure that...

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Putting Thoughts on Paper: Start with a Storyboard!

As a special education teacher, I know many students have trouble analyzing text and recalling...

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Classroom Real Estate Matters: A Language-Rich Environment

It's that time again — time to start setting goals for the new school year and preparing your...

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Project LIT: Spreading the Word About Your Community Book Club

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

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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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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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