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Culturally Responsive Teaching Favors Depth Over BreadthA few ideas for history teachers seeking to add teaching resources that reflect the diversity of their students’ lives and backgrounds.252
How to Teach Black Resistance Beyond Black History MonthHigh school students can learn about Black Americans’ fight against social and political oppression throughout the school year.
Teaching the Writer’s Craft With Micro Mentor TextsPenny Kittle shares a lesson plan that uses very short mentor texts to foster students’ love of writing and confidence in their work.238
Why Learning at Home Should Be More Self-Directed—and Less StructuredOn March 18, 2020, Simone Kern tweeted that simply “recreating schools at home” passes up a golden opportunity to engage kids in authentic, self-directed learning.31.6k
Hard School Work and the Right Kind of AnxietyNot all feelings of self-doubt and anxiety are antithetical to learning. In fact, confusion and frustration can be fruitful—and drive deeper learning.458
6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any SubjectStudents need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.38.6k
Getting First Graders Started With ResearchTeaching academically honest research skills helps first graders learn how to collect, organize, and interpret information.849
Rethinking How We Teach Reading in Elementary SchoolTo become better readers, Natalie Wexler says, students should grapple with abundant, high-caliber texts in the elementary grades—not just skills and strategies.3.5k
Creating a Weekly Sequence That WorksNew and veteran teachers can benefit from creating a predictable weekly sequence of content delivery, student application and exploration, and assessment.468
3 Ways to Integrate SEL Into the CurriculumTo ensure that social and emotional learning has the greatest impact on learning, embed SEL in academic instruction.830
Incorporating the College Essay Into Your CurriculumWriting college application essays is stressful, and this 10-day lesson can help. And the writing practice benefits those students who don’t plan to attend college as well.390
How to Plan When You Don’t Know What to Plan ForWhat school will look like in the fall is still uncertain for most of the U.S., but teachers can develop flexible plans that work for distance and in-class teaching.12.1k
Connecting Black History to JoyBlack History Month isn’t only about pain—it can be a full-fledged celebration of accomplishments that have shaped America.503
5 Highly Effective Teaching PracticesWe teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it's essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. But it's important to focus on purpose and intentionality -- and not on quantity. So what really matters more than "always trying something new" is the reason behind why we do what we do.30.2k
The Importance of Student Choice Across All Grade LevelsWhen students get to make decisions about their learning, it can be powerfully motivating.4.4k