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Marissa King

Chief of Staff at the non-profit Teaching & Leading Initiative of Oklahoma

Marissa’s teaching experience ranges from kindergarten to adult education. She lives in Tulsa, OK, with her husband and son.

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  • Teacher Development

    For Teachers: Summer Reading During Turbulent Times

    Influenced by the pandemic and social unrest, two teachers recommend books to read this summer on topics like wrestling with loss, addressing inequity, and recharging for the school year ahead.
  • Education Equity

    In Rural and Urban Communities, Kids Still Struggle to Get Online

    Two teachers, one urban, one rural, reflect on what the divide looks like in their communities, and what they’re doing to help bridge the gap.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Stories Help Build a Strong Classroom Culture

    Sharing narratives of real-life heroes is a simple and relatable way to teach social and emotional skills.
  • Teacher Development

    6 Summer Reads for Teachers

    Six engaging books to inspire big-picture thinking on a range of topics from school culture to classroom instruction.
  • Character Education

    Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students

    Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills.
  • New Teachers

    Getting Your To-Do List Under Control

    Building routines around recurring tasks can help new teachers save effort and focus on what really matters.
  • Social Media

    Using Emojis to Teach Critical Reading Skills

    Use kids’ expertise with emojis to help them analyze texts more effectively.
  • Teacher Development

    How the Digital Age Is Affecting Students

    Five books that give insight into how social media and technology are shaping today’s students and their learning.
  • Literacy

    Social Media Posts as Exemplars

    Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.

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