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Education Equity

How can we ensure all students have equal access to opportunities, support, and the tools they need to succeed? Explore and share proven ways to make this happen.

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Shifting Mental Models in Educators

When we recognize a mental model surfacing that doesn't seem to be of service, either in ourselves or in another, here are some approaches for shifting it.

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Empowering Educators Through Cultural Competence

We're teaching students, not just curriculum, so cultural competence should equal professional competence, especially with students who don't share our background or level of privilege.

How Teachers Can Help Girls Lead

Based on recent findings, a report offers three recommendations as to how teachers, schools, and districts can help close the gender leadership gap.

Creating Classrooms for Social Justice

Teach your students about making positive change in the world by connecting with them, discussing real-world problems and multiple perspectives, creating classroom community, and including authentic assessment.

Teaching for Justice: 10 Ways To Unravel Systemic Oppression

How do you confront any racial injustice at your school? How do you reflect on your own potential biases in the classroom? Explore ten tactics to help answer those questions.


How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

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Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

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Makerspaces and Equal Access to Learning

Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.

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Recalling and Rekindling the Spirit that Initiated Special Olympics

The spirit of Special Olympics needs emulation so that doors are more widely open for all -- in schools and social institutions.

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Equity for English-Language Learners

Provide ELLs with quality instructional practices and resources, including fair assessments, free use of dictionaries and thesauruses, extra time, and the option of multiple media.

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Social Justice Projects in the Classroom

Successful classroom social justice projects require raising students' awareness through empathy, giving them choice and voice in creating their projects, and providing advocacy and aid opportunities.

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Resources for Closing the Digital Divide

Learn more about the changing landscape of the "digital divide," and explore resources that discuss how to improve digital access and help all students develop digital and media literacy.

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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

High-poverty schools can meet student, professional, and system learning agendas by strengthening instructional framework, targeted interventions, reading proficiency, reflective practice, and data-based inquiry.

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The Deficit Model Is Harming Your Students

Raise your underserved students' expectations by raising your own, and create a series of reachable, data-based goals, scaffolding your instruction and mitigating their fear of failure.

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Intervention for Failing Students: What Matters Most?

People, not programs, matter most when it comes to intervention for struggling students.

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Serving Gifted Students in General Ed Classrooms

While gifted students might excel in certain areas, we must differentiate their learning to address other academic areas along with their social and emotional needs.

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Strategies for Reaching Quiet, Disengaged, Struggling, and Troublemaking Students

Not every student benefits from in-class participation, immediate answers, inflexible grading, or harsh consequences. Learn the nuances for those requiring deeper recognition and a lighter touch.

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"It's Not What's Wrong With the Children, It's What's Happened to Them"

Instead of punitive discipline that limits students' potential, we must adopt a more holistic approach and address the life circumstances that are causing their behavior.

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Equity vs. Equality: 6 Steps Toward Equity

Six steps toward classroom equity include knowing every child, celebrating their potential, recognizing their challenges, becoming flexible, making it safe to fail, and using culture as a resource.  

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How Does Poverty Influence Learning?

Poverty-related factors that intervene in students' ability to learn include health and well-being, limited literacy and language development, access to material resources, and level of mobility.

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Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview

Comprehensive Assessment: An Overview

Performance assessments offer a richer, more holistic approach to evaluating what students know and can do.

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