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Respecting Black Boys In a Way That Supports Excellence

What does it look like to respect Black boys in a way that supports excellence in education?

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International Dot Day: A Celebration of Courage and Creativity

"Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

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Word of the Day

In a classroom where language takes center stage, a student dealing with communication issues or...

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Active Learning: A Strategy for Science Sensemaking

That moment on the first day of school when a student comes into my classroom and says they hate...

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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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Elevating the Preservice Teacher Voice in Our Math Community

I'm so incredibly thankful for my math community. As I engage in discussions with educators at...

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Starting The School Year On The Right Note For ELLs

You've set up your classroom space and spent some time getting to know your students and their...

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Understanding: The First Step for White Women Teaching Black Boys

After Trayvon Martin was killed, seven Harvard medical graduates — all Black men — donned their...

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Content, Language & Literacy Instruction for SIFE To Develop Literacy

Who are SIFE with Developing Literacy?

Students with Interrupted/Inconsistent Education (SIFE)...

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5 More Things English Learners Need From Classroom Teachers

The beginning of the year is always a busy time as we welcome many new families to our district....

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Dear New Teacher...

You’ve come to the right place. All of us at Teaching Channel are so excited for you to begin...

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10 Questions to Ask When Looking for Teacher Professional Development

Teachers have a few things to consider on a daily basis:

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Start Small But Mighty: Voice and Choice in PBL

For teachers who are new to project-based learning (PBL), voice and choice are often the most...

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Leveraging Free Online Curriculum Content: Time Suck or Time Saver?

There's no doubt that the internet holds tremendous value for teachers. Try to remember (or...

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Establishing a Culture of Continuous Collaboration

If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.

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Back to School: Prepare to Communicate with Families All Year Long

As I write this piece, it’s as if my computer, watch, phone, oven, microwave, and all...

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The Perfect Storm: 3 Simple Steps to Project Ideation

As I work with teachers on project-based learning (PBL) in schools across the country, two...

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Visual Scaffolding Tips for ELLs

Differentiating language for English Language Learners (ELLs) while delivering grade-level...

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Seamlessly Implementing Social and Emotional Learning

The importance of Social and Emotional Learning is evident. 40 years of research show that kids...

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Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

Have you been toying with the idea of Project-Based Learning? Maybe admiring the PBL buzz in the...

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