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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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Taking on Culturally Relevant Real-World Learning

Now more than ever, cultural relevance is a crucial ingredient for the success of our schools,...

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Talking Across Political Differences

Part of our job is to teach young people how to talk with one another, especially with people...

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Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these...

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Tch Tips: 4 Ways to Integrate Civic Learning Throughout the Year

Are you trying to figure out how to extend your students’ interest and engagement in democracy...

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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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Connecting Black Boys and Their Families with School and Success

As teachers, we know that connection is key to success in schools. In The Guide for White Women...

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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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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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Summer Reading and Reflection for Democratic Classrooms

A recent study involving rural farmers and urban activists in North Dakota asked each group to...

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LGBTQ Teachers: Opening The Closet Door May Close Door On Your Career

Do you remember in It’s A Wonderful Life when Zuzu Bailey says, “Every time a bell rings, an...

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The Digital Civics Toolkit: 5 Resource Modules for Educators

As we come to the end of another school year, it’s often a moment to pause and imagine what new...

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Building Democratic Classrooms: Cultivating Civic Competencies

Question for you: If the health of our democracy depends on the people, then when do we learn...

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Supporting Students in Developing Persuasive Policy Arguments

Mr. G. was a literacy teacher at a Colorado high school where more than 80 percent of the...

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Youth In Front: New Resource in Support of Youth Civic Engagement

We've all witnessed an impressive array of youth civic engagement in the last month in the wake...

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The Power of Student Voice in First-Person Commentaries

It’s easy to have an opinion these days. But getting someone to see the world from your point of...

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Are You Prepared to Talk About Race?

“The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.”

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Social Justice: Lesson Planning Resources

When events like those in Charlottesville, Virginia happen, we watch the news in disbelief and...

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Teaching for Civic Engagement: Taking Action Project

As I’ve been writing about in this Teaching for Civic Engagement blog series, I’m thinking about...

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Reflections on Teaching for Civic Engagement

See Matt’s Video on Teaching Channel: Encouraging Students to Take Action

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