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Category: Teacher Voice

Celebrated Summer

Whatever you’re doing this summer —please, let yourself heal. I know it’s hard, considering what’s happening in the world. For me, teaching is healing.

Captivate Your Classroom With These High School Playlists

Captivate your classroom with these teaching “playlists” which are a series of themed blended resources you can use for the diverse students in your class. Explore each playlist by subject, or access the entire collection.   Social Studies: The Problem With Prosperity Our world is more interconnected than ever before but globalization has vast economic, political and social […]

Please Don’t Give Students Pointless Busywork This Summer

Summertime is a crucial period of rest for students, but as educators we know minds should stay active to retain the year’s learning and ensure brains “stay in shape” till back to school season. So how do we balance giving our students time to recharge, while keeping them academically engaged? The key is to provide […]

On Walking Out

They think increasing security is a bad idea and arming teachers is worse. That no one’s going to listen to kids anyway. Which is why today mattered so much

Building “Good Noise” in Classrooms

The principal slams the door open and skids into my high school English classroom, sweating and red-faced, eyes darting across the room. Most students barely notice him come in; they’re all standing in clusters rehearsing opening remarks and giving each other pep talks. The two young women closest to the door look up at him, […]

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