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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.


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

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How Do We Talk About Poverty in Schools?

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

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Being Respectful of Student Gender Identity

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5 Questions That Promote Student Success in High-Poverty Schools

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Global Teacher Prize Winner Nancie Atwell Takes the Mic

Founder of the Center for Teaching Nancie Atwell is using her platform to advocate for educational practices and policies that put children at the center.

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An Agency Approach to Meeting the Needs of ELLs

With a regional agency coordinating ELL resources between districts, schools have a better chance of identifying and closing the conducive gap for these students.

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Math as a Social Justice Lever

Some suggest going easy on kids who'd rather drop out than study math, yet math remains an essential life tool across racial, gender, and class lines.

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Correcting Inequity in Our Schools

Check out three ways educators can strive to bring more equity to the profession -- and to the schools where they work.

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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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Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

Improve trust and communication with difficult students by expressing gratitude, using encouraging statements, and treating them in the same way you treat your best students.

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Breaking Down Silos: Career Technical Education in the Era of Common Core

Common Core State Standards have the potential to shine new light on the role that career technical education can play in preparing all students for success in the global community.

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When You Lose A Student: Contemplations On Why We Do What We Do

A former middle school teacher shares the heartache that comes with the recent death of a former student.

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How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

In high-poverty schools, it's critical to establish caring relationships, supporting students through advisory programs, create smaller learning environments, and encourage participation in extracurricular activities.

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Makerspaces for Students With Special Needs

Students with special needs and neurological differences can benefit from the hands-on process, experimental nature, and visible results of maker education.

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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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Check Yourself: Why Self-Reflecting on Privilege Matters

Checking one's privileges is not about taking on guilt, but about acknowledging and confronting societal and institutional discrimination.

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The Real Meaning of Zero Tolerance

Although many zero tolerance policies mandate a limited range of consequences, we should consider interpreting rules and enforcement through the lens of school values.

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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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