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  • Curriculum Planning

    Incorporating LGBTQIA+ Content in History Lessons

    An inclusive history curriculum benefits all students by providing mirrors to their own lives and windows into others’ lived experiences.
    Meg Honey
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Windows and Mirrors: Learning About Difference—and Belonging—Through Books

    When there is diversity in classroom materials, students connect to the experiences of others—and have their own reflected and valued.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Why Diverse Classroom Libraries Matter

    At a school in Oakland, California, students see themselves—and the broader world—in the books they read.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Tips for Writing Strong Letters of Recommendation

    Use personal narratives to write authentic, effective, and compelling recommendation letters. 
  • Education Equity

    6 Steps to Equitable Data Analysis

    When analyzing data, educators should include students’ identities and culture for a fuller picture of how they are doing.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Teaching Friendship Skills in Preschool

    Young children want friends but don’t always know how to treat them, so promoting heathy ideas about friendship in preschool is key.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Teaming Up With Researchers To Improve Classroom Practice

    A researcher helps a math teacher devise new ways to increase retention—and student engagement.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    A Two-Step Process for Reducing Chronic Absenteeism

    Getting students back in the building is just step one—next comes fostering a positive school climate so that they want to stay.
  • Professional Development

    Can 360-Degree Feedback Empower Students and Teachers?

    Student-teacher professional development can not only improve practices but also build trust and strengthen relationships.
  • Literacy

    Critical Literacy in Early Elementary Grades

    Using a form of literary criticism in tandem with drama activities helps young students think deeply about how stories are constructed.