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Sarah Gonser

Contributing Editor

Sarah Gonser is a contributing editor. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Hechinger Report, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, and numerous other media outlets. Her first job in journalism was as the obituary writer for a California daily newspaper.

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  • Critical Thinking

    Six Scaffolds That Deepen Independent Learning

    When teaching problem-based lessons, use thinking scaffolds to propel students toward greater expertise and deeper learning.
  • STEM

    Connecting Math and Science to Reading and Writing

    Educators in K-12 classrooms are exploring unique ways to bridge the gap between math, science, and literacy.
  • Growth Mindset

    Easy to Say—But How Do You Really Help Students Learn From Failure?

    Teachers need real, actionable strategies when it comes to teaching students how to develop the resilience to learn from their mistakes.
  • Critical Thinking

    Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

    Vetting primary resources isn’t easy—but doing it well is crucial for fostering engagement and deeper learning in a rapidly changing world.
  • School Leadership

    Key Strategies for Reducing Friction Over Student Discipline

    Principals and teachers must work hard at alignment when it comes to the difficult—and evolving—question of student discipline.