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Using Stories in PD to Promote Reflection

  • Friday 31st July 2020
In his new book James Dillon takes a unique and potentially powerful approach to professional development, writes Anne Anderson. Dillion replaces the usual data and research with a collection of stories about teaching and learning gathered during his 40+ years’ of education experience.

Talented Young Men Overcoming Tough Times

  • Friday 31st July 2020
Thomas P. Hébert looks into what enabled five talented young men to overcome adversity and at the factors that influenced the emergence and sustainability of their resilience. Included in what helped, the young men credit teachers, writes educator Elizabeth OBrien.

Media Literacy: Teaching Kids about Political Ads

  • Friday 31st July 2020
Experts predict record ad spending this election season, as much as $6 billion. As we brace for this tidal wave, says media literacy consultant Frank Baker, we need to prepare students to analyze the techniques of persuasion being used to sway votes and gain power.

A Graphic Tale: Remote Teaching with Mr. Fitz

  • Wednesday 29th July 2020
David Lee Finkle teaches English and creative writing in a Florida public school. For 20 years in local newspapers and online, his comic strip Mr. Fitz has shared the realities of teaching and school life with humor, empathy and irony – as you'll see in this selection of recent ‘pandemic strips’.

5 Steps Toward Cultural Competence in Schools

  • Wednesday 29th July 2020
The slow burn of racial injustice has once again erupted in a blaze of protests – illuminating long-standing social, economic, and educational disparities and divisions. Only this time is different, writes Vernita Mayfield. And it demands cultural competency from every educator.

Sharing the Joy of Reading with Students

  • Tuesday 28th July 2020
To motivate students to embrace independent reading, Kasey Short recommends we help them find the right books, use authentic assignments for accountability, and provide the time to read – all to help build a classroom climate where reading is valued, enjoyed and celebrated.

Staging ‘Story in a Bag’ in Your Room or Online

  • Sunday 26th July 2020
Get kids engaged in narrative writing using Story in a Bag. ELA consultant Lynne Dorfman shows how this hands-on activity enlivens in-class and distance learning as it helps students build their writing fluency and encourages them to learn problem solving on the spot.

Authentic Project-Based Learning in Grades 4-8

  • Friday 24th July 2020
Looking through the lens of formative assessment, Dayna Laur shows how project based learning can be used as a way to teach all standards, using her five-stage process. Laur includes examples and many formative assessment tools, writes teacher leader Laura Von Staden.

Hands-On Physical Science in Middle School

  • Friday 24th July 2020
Hands-On Physical Science challenges 6th-8th graders to develop ways to solve tasks and answer questions using a hands-on, inquiry-based approach, taking abstract physics and chemistry concepts and make them more concrete and real-world, writes teacher Tracy Albers.

Teaching U.S. History Through a Trauma Lens

  • Wednesday 22nd July 2020
How can social studies teachers sufficiently teach about systemic racism and oppression without making this lens the only way students see history and its connections to current events? Sarah Cooper and Lauren Brown continue their chat about teaching U.S. History in 2020.

Masters of Scale Podcast: The Power of Small Goals

  • Tuesday 30th June 2020
When Charles Best founded DonorsChoose from his Bronx classroom in 2000 — years before social media would exist or crowdfunding would become a word — he didn’t have many places to look for guidance. Yet when he found himself making copies of a book for his students to share early one morning, he found unusual […]

Bring Geography to Life by Tracking Hurricanes

  • Tuesday 11th August 2020
Nearly 20 years ago Jennifer Smith began having her fifth grade social studies students track hurricanes as part of their geography unit. Middle grades kids are excited to learn material that impacts their daily lives and spurs a sense of service and empathy for victims.

Launching a School Year in Uncertain Times

  • Monday 10th August 2020
Amid the uncertainty facing teachers and principals this fall, Ronald Williamson and Barbara R. Blackburn offer strategies to keep the safety of students and staff uppermost, to communicate often with your school community, and to sustain your school’s culture.

Our Vulnerable Learners Need Our Best Supports

  • Sunday 9th August 2020
Every child wants to be successful, but school can be a tough place for vulnerable students. To pull them into the success loop requires both an understanding of their plight and a willingness to fully support them with targeted strategies, writes Suzy Pepper Rollins.

Becoming the Teacher Every Student Deserves

  • Thursday 6th August 2020
Whatever grade you teach, you will find lots to use in Berit Gordon’s The Joyful Teacher, says reviewer Linda Biondi. Her expertly chosen resources, complete lessons, ideas for class environment, independent practice, assessment and more will help you and your students thrive.

Strategies for Teaching Vulnerable Learners

  • Thursday 6th August 2020
As they teach vulnerable students, veteran and new teachers will benefit from reading Suzy Pepper Rollins’ well organized and conversationally written book full of data, strategies, and a clear understanding of the real-world struggles we face, writes Laura Von Staden.

Our 16 Most Popular Pandemic Posts

  • Thursday 6th August 2020
We’ve collected our 16 most-read posts with pandemic themes, from March 15 through today. Each has thousands of visits, retweets and shares. Check out our summaries and explore – there’s plenty here to help with fall planning and teaching. And keep watching for more!

10 Actions That Put Student Writers First

  • Wednesday 5th August 2020
How do we put our young writers first? We seek to develop a mindset and actions that provide opportunity, dignity, and encouragement, says literacy expert Regie Routman. Then we carefully tailor feedback that celebrates strengths and boosts each and every writer’s confidence.

Tap Out! Help Students Self-Assess Fast

  • Tuesday 4th August 2020
For a fresh, fun way to quickly assess student progress, try having them “Tap Out!” in person or online. Kids can think about their efforts toward meeting a learning target, and teachers get ongoing formative assessment data, writes NBCT Rita Platt. Lots of tips and tools!

When Should We Skip the Graphic Organizer?

  • Monday 3rd August 2020
When it's time to analyze a fiction or nonfiction text, don't let students coast through the lesson by simply filling in a graphic organizer. Author and teaching coach Sunday Cummins has ideas that will help learners think about text structures conceptually and flexibly.

Examining EL Education with an Anti-Racist Lens

  • Sunday 2nd August 2020
Using a questioning format developed by Dr. María Cioè-Peña, teachers of English learners can examine current education policies through an anti-racist lens and resist practices that may demean and segregate students and devalue their cultures, writes educator Tan Huynh.

A Message from the Equal Justice Initiative Founder and Just Mercy Author Bryan Stevenson

  • Thursday 6th August 2020
Supporting racial equity in education is essential to racial justice. We’re thrilled to share our new partnership with the Equal Justice Initiative, a nonprofit that works to end mass incarceration, excessive punishment, and racial inequality. Starting on August 6, projects that request Just Mercy alongside other books from a special list focused on racial justice […]

Five things you can use for your students this fall (whether your school is in-person or remote)

  • Tuesday 4th August 2020
Maybe you’re adapting your entire curriculum to work in a hybrid or remote teaching environment. Maybe you’re teaching in-person—but in a classroom environment that  doesn’t feel like any you’ve experienced. Or maybe (and, oh man, our hearts go out to you), you’re still just not sure what your school has planned for the school year.  […]

Providing Our Writers with Genre Choices

  • Thursday 13th August 2020
Matt Glover shows teachers how they can marry genre units with craft and process studies to give students choice and agency throughout the school year. ELA teacher Rebecca Crockett thanks Glover for revealing ways to teach state standards and give writers more autonomy.

The Art and Science of Teaching Art and Music

  • Thursday 13th August 2020
Robert Marzano and two colleagues have developed what will surely become the go-to resource for planning, designing, implementing, and assessing teaching art and music, using Marzano's New Art and Science of Teaching framework, writes curriculum coordinator Alex Valencic.

Teaching U.S. History in a Fractured America

  • Wednesday 12th August 2020
Lauren Brown and Sarah Cooper conclude their 3-part exploration of what it means to teach U.S. History in 2020. With fall elections just ahead, they consider how to balance historical narrative and current events in classes that frequently reflect our divided nation.

7 Skills Students Need for Distance Learning

  • Sunday 16th August 2020
Middle grades kids are returning to school from many different developmental places. Distance learning this fall will demand skills students will need to learn effectively but mostly don’t have yet. School leader Jody Passanisi shares strategies to build 7 essential skills.

Keeping Assessment in Social Studies Real

  • Thursday 20th August 2020
Practical, touching and funny, David Sherrin’s Authentic Assessment in Social Studies: A Guide to Keeping It Real offers a multitude of innovative approaches while reminding us that student potential lies at the heart of everything we teachers do, writes Sarah Cooper.

Becoming a Globally Competent School Leader

  • Thursday 20th August 2020
Author Ariel Tichnor-Wagner provides school leaders with tools to reflect on curricular programming and to scale these learning experiences for students and staff. Middle School head Michael McLaughlin finds the book's ideas timely and actionable.

Find Out Where Your Learners Are Now

  • Wednesday 19th August 2020
Using the case of Grade 7 teacher ‘Mr. Thomas,’ teacher educator Curtis Chandler walks us through a 3-point strategy that can help teachers detect what kids know, what they missed last spring, and what’s most urgent to learn now. Written with new and veteran teachers in mind!

Supporting Kids Who Are Learning Offline

  • Tuesday 18th August 2020
School closures have made learning more challenging. For students without access to technology, this challenge might seem insurmountable. Tan Huynh looks at some ways teachers are reaching language learners who don’t have regular access to tech tools or the internet.

Kids Need Feel-Good Middle Grades Books

  • Monday 17th August 2020
When middle grades kids look back to this time, Megan Kelly wants them to remember finding refuge in books. In this post she highlights graphic novels, short stories, mysteries and more she plans to share with her students to help them feel good and reduce their stress.

Tools to Grow Students’ Science Understanding

  • Thursday 17th September 2020
The Science Teacher’s Toolbox is written in a practical format with easy-to-follow directions for grades 4-12, says middle level science educator Tracy Albers. She suggests you “have your page marker tabs ready when you read through this treasure trove of valuable strategies!”

The Ups and Downs of Zoom Breakout Rooms

  • Thursday 17th September 2020
After a spring of Zooming with established classes, Sarah Cooper finds new challenges using virtual breakout rooms this fall. Having to sort groups of unfamiliar students really makes a difference. She shares which breakout strategies still work and what needs extra care.

Find the Bright Spots: A Virtual STEAM Story

  • Wednesday 16th September 2020
Science consultant Kathy Renfrew hopes we can shift our attention away from “remediation” by building on the bright spots we’ve experienced during pandemic teaching. She shares the story of a STEAM engineering design project and how it was adapted for distance learning.

Helpful Teaching Tips for a Hybrid Model

  • Tuesday 15th September 2020
In her 2nd month of hybrid teaching, Kasey Short is still adapting day by day through trial and error. She's learned a lot, as you'll see in this detailed look at her virtual/in-person blending, digital organization, communication, collaboration and feedback – with tips for each!

Personal Connections. Essential Standards.

  • Monday 14th September 2020
In a school year when frustration, fatigue and uncertainty make teaching and learning an unprecedented challenge, principal Rita Platt is leading her staff to focus on two top priorities: (1) limit instruction to essential standards, and (2) build personal connections with EVERY student.

Virtual Teaching Ideas: Fisher, Frey and Hattie

  • Sunday 13th September 2020
Distance learning is uncharted territory for most teachers, but Covid-19 has forced it upon us, says Tan Huynh. The advice in Fisher, Frey & Hattie’s Distance Learning Playbook can help create a virtual environment that looks and feels more like the physical one we’re used to.

A Brain-Based Model for Sticky Learning

  • Friday 11th September 2020
In Learning That Sticks, author Bryan Goodwin and colleagues break student learning down into a 6-phase mental model based on what researchers are learning about the brain and the ways it manages information. It's worth the read, writes teacher leader Laura Von Staden.

Concept Mapping Across the Curriculum

  • Friday 11th September 2020
Reading Concept-Based Instruction will help teachers use curriculum mapping to identify thematic trends and then pull that information together for effective cross-curricular planning. Social studies teacher Mary Marsh says the book's challenges will be worth the effort.

Use Print and TV Ads as Informational Texts

  • Thursday 10th September 2020
Whether your ELA, social studies or media literacy students are tracking advertising on Madison Avenue or Capitol Hill, expert Frank W. Baker has the tools and ideas you need to blend this high engagement topic into standards-based lessons on analyzing informational text.

September 11: Teaching Tragedy

  • Thursday 10th September 2020
Help students understand 9/11 and its impact on us since that tragic day. We've gathered teaching resources from many sources.

Teaching Math Virtually: Learning as We Go

  • Monday 28th September 2020
With all of her math students learning online at least some of the time, Michelle Russell has struggled to “get it right.” Her six lessons learned so far include: Don’t assume they know technology basics. Mix firmness with compassion. Grow their self-sufficiency. Yours?

Don’t Abandon the New Normal for the Old

  • Sunday 27th September 2020
Teacher collaboration became a lifeline, not a luxury, when Covid-19 interrupted traditional school schedules and forced us to gain new skills and more effective teaching practices. Tan Huynh and Andrea Honigsfeld celebrate the positives of the new normal for ELs and all kids.

How to Be Sure You Are a Caring Teacher

  • Thursday 24th September 2020
The Caring Teacher asks educators to reexamine how and why they teach the way they do, to record reflections, questions and thoughts toward the goal of reducing bias and increasing student success. Linda Biondi believes every moment spent in reflection will be worth it.

The Awesome Power of Simple Questions

  • Wednesday 23rd September 2020
How can we stretch younger students’ excitement for inquiry into the middle school years? After tutoring a 9-year old this summer, MS teacher Mary Beth Nicklaus hopes the power of pursuing their simple questions will energize the quiet kids among her 6th graders this fall.

Teach Math by Diving Deep Into Real Data

  • Tuesday 22nd September 2020
Rather than approach math using only a curriculum that follows textbook lessons, we can boost learning by teaching math as a science. Middle grades educator and NBCT Kathleen Palmieri is learning how to incorporate data studies to help students relate math to the real world.

Jen Serravallo: Let Go and Gain Engagement!

  • Monday 21st September 2020
The more we try to exert control in the online classroom, the more stressful it can be for us and for students, writes author and literacy expert Jennifer Serravallo. Six shifts will give learners more ownership and flexibility, increase engagement, and boost learning.

Conveying Your High Expectations Remotely

  • Sunday 20th September 2020
How do teachers’ behaviors reflect our expectations in a remote classroom? For example, teachers tend to probe students more if they have high expectations of the students, writes Barbara Blackburn. She suggests strategies to challenge all students, even at a distance.

How Halloween Can Meet 2020’s Challenges

  • Friday 9th October 2020
This fall, with some tweaks and fresh online tools and resources, Halloween can still be fun and packed with learning whether your classes are online, in-person or both. Check out MiddleWeb’s updated resource collection for ideas across the content areas.

An Action Guide to Design Thinking

  • Thursday 8th October 2020
Making the case to move from best practices to design thinking in schools, Alyssa Gallagher and Kami Thordarson provide a clear, concise guide to the steps of the design thinking process. Teacher leader Laura Von Staden recommends their book to all educators.

Student Choice Is More Than a Buzz Phrase

  • Thursday 8th October 2020
Kids need the opportunity to make choices about what they learn and how they learn it, writes Alex Valencic. This doesn’t mean education becomes a free-for-all. It’s a call to action for us to know our students and help spark a love of learning that will last a lifetime.

Teaching 7th Graders Social Media Literacy

  • Tuesday 6th October 2020
Media Literacy is a new elective course at Jeremy Hyler’s middle school this year, and he’s excited to be teaching it. “Could there be a more urgent time?” Hyler shares some of his 7th grade course design, includes his key resources, and reports on the first five weeks.

How Admin Can Support 2020’s New Teachers

  • Monday 5th October 2020
With the topsy-turvy world of the Covid pandemic crowding all of us this fall, we have to be mindful of how teachers new to the classroom are experiencing their unique first year. Assistant Principal DeAnna Miller shares some ways she is working to provide extra support.

Adapting Rigorous Work to Remote Learning

  • Sunday 4th October 2020
As teachers work to offer SEL support during remote learning, they can also adapt assignments to provide students with academic challenges that engage them in higher order thinking and teamwork. Barbara Blackburn and her colleagues share examples across content areas.

A Vision of Schoolwide Technology Integration

  • Thursday 1st October 2020
Gilmore and Deos’s Integrating Technology targets teachers in its early chapters and IT leaders later on in its broad messaging. The authors present a useful theoretical model, says reviewer Jeny Randall, short on "how to" examples but long on vision for the future.

What Teachers Need Now from Administrators, Parents and Society

  • Wednesday 30th September 2020
Millions of teachers are facing multiple professional and health challenges. Cheryl Mizerny reflects on the existential threat of Covid-19, the pedagogic and personal demands of sustaining hybrid classrooms, and how administrators, parents, and society can reduce the stress.

Techniques Teachers Use to Reduce Stress

  • Tuesday 29th September 2020
With the stressors of COVID-19 teaching likely to be around for some time to come, educator Curtis Chandler suggests ways he and others can use research-based strategies to reduce teaching stress, hold pandemic angst at bay and bolster our capacity to serve kids well.

Get the digital resources you need on DonorsChoose

  • Friday 9th October 2020
Teachers across the country are relying on digital resources to help them make the shift to online and hybrid learning. Digital courseware helps engage students, pace individual work time, develop lesson plans and curriculum, and support standards-based teaching.  Do you need digital resources to bring your students’ learning to the next level? There is a […]

Offering Student Choice Using a Menu Strategy

  • Thursday 22nd October 2020
For any educator interested in offering student choice but unsure of how to begin, Laurie Westphal's Differentiating Instruction With Menus approach offers a strategy that will ease fears about loss of control and assure quality work, writes teacher Erin Corrigan-Smith.

Picturing the Pandemic: Helping Kids See More

  • Wednesday 21st October 2020
When we find time in our busy school day to introduce a current event text, like a magazine cover, we’re actually helping students understand how images are used to communicate and even manipulate. Frank Baker shares a resource-rich pandemic media literacy lesson.

Every Student Has an Epic Hero Inside

  • Tuesday 20th October 2020
Focusing on the elements of the epic hero, this activity from author and 2019 PA TOY Marilyn Pryle helps students learn about literary elements while reflecting on their own lives, goals, and obstacles as they consider the hero’s backstory, good qualities, flaw, and quest.

Real World STEM? Try Plastics Pollution.

  • Monday 19th October 2020
STEM kids need to ratchet up their know-how about the real-world problem of plastics pollution and work together on sensible solutions. As they tackle this impending global crisis, they’ll grow problem-solving competencies for a lifetime, writes STEM educator Anne Jolly.

SEL & the Brain: Every Student Has a Story

  • Sunday 18th October 2020
For those with positive stories, social-emotional learning helps reinforce the skills they need to succeed. For those with stories of trauma, SEL can help balance negative experiences with positive ones. Author-educator Marilee Sprenger shows how brain research can help.

Achieving Equity in Gifted Programming

  • Thursday 15th October 2020
April Wells tackles inequity in gifted education by sharing the story of an urban district that redesigned its gifted programs and took aggressive steps to remedy the lack of racial, economic and language diversity. Teacher educator Sarah Pennington finds the book timely.

Origin Tales, Geniuses, and the Fate of Flames

  • Wednesday 14th October 2020
Dina Strasser shares 'a small bit' about why she changed her blog title to I Will Screw This Up, has some news about a big celebration in the world of awards, and offers some reflection on a book by a Canadian SF/fantasy author you might not yet have in your YA collection.

For All of Us Feeling Like 1st Year Teachers

  • Tuesday 13th October 2020
Recognizing that we are all new to the process of teaching and learning this year, teaching coach and NBCT Elizabeth Stein considers three keys for success as we move forward on our co-teaching journeys: flexibility, communication, and blending academics with SEL.

How to Stop Labeling LTELs and Engage Them

  • Monday 12th October 2020
It’s past time to rethink the label “Long-term English Learner,” writes EL teacher Tan Huyhn. He shares Dr. Maneka Brooks’ ideas for involving students designated as LTELs in their own learning, including text sets that relate to their experiences beyond the classroom.

Calling Kids’ Folks to Share Good News

  • Sunday 11th October 2020
Positive phone calls and texts to students’ families are powerful, writes principal and NBCT Rita Platt. Parents and caregivers enjoy hearing good things and will be more responsive when you get in touch with less happy news. Rita includes several starter scripts and scheduling ideas.

The Books Teachers Need Most in 2020, at Every Grade Level

  • Monday 12th October 2020
teacher with booksWhether you’re teaching from home or in your classroom, one thing hasn’t changed during this unusual back-to-school season: Books are still an essential learning resource for students everywhere. Some teachers are sending books to kids at home, some are doing read-alouds over video chat, and others are trying to make sure each kid can have […]

A Craft Tool Approach to Grammar Instruction

  • Sunday 1st November 2020
As you work with your students on grammar instruction, Sean Ruday recommends emphasizing that grammatical concepts are key parts of writer's craft toolkit. An understanding of the precise purpose of each tool will help them become thoughtful and artful communicators.

Writing Workshop Ideas for the Middle Grades

  • Thursday 29th October 2020
Writing workshop can be an exciting part of the day for students in the middle, writes author and workshop expert Lynne Dorfman. Even when middle level schedules aren’t a great fit for extended workshop writing, teachers can nurture “writerly” attitudes with daily quickwrites.

Using Edpuzzle to Add Video Pizazz to Lessons

  • Wednesday 28th October 2020
It took the pandemic to convince Lauren Brown to finally check out Edpuzzle as a teaching tool. She’s quickly become a fan. Whether you are teaching live, online or in a hybrid model, Edpuzzle can be a helpful way to engage students in video content that you select or create.

Getting Math Students to Show Their Work

  • Tuesday 27th October 2020
After learning virtually for some weeks, many of Michelle Russell’s math students got in the habit of writing down little or no evidence of how they reached their conclusions. Which got her thinking. “What does it really mean when you tell students to show their work?”

4 Keys to Helping Students Annotate Texts

  • Monday 26th October 2020
Are your students’ annotated texts hard to make sense of? Do they underline entire sections of a source and write very few comments? This can be a huge impediment to meaningful learning for some kids. Sunday Cummins offers 4 keys to sharpening their annotation skills.

Practical Wisdom for Scholar-Practitioners

  • Monday 26th October 2020
If you are looking for a book that provides a realistic yet hopeful view of what it means to be an educator and a researcher by way of viewing yourself as a Scholar-Practitioner, then this book fits the bill, writes teacher educator/researcher Megan Reister.

How to Teach Content AND Language Skills

  • Sunday 25th October 2020
You don’t have to be an ELA teacher to teach academic content to English learners. The goal is to guide students in using language “like an expert in a particular field would use it,” writes Tan Huynh, who shares a 4-step process used by international consultant Beth Skelton.

Back in My Classroom, Jamming with Jamboard

  • Tuesday 10th November 2020
When Kathie Palmieri came back to her physical but socially distanced classroom, collaboration was one of her biggest concerns. Drawing on her ‘emergency’ teaching experiences and her new confidence about ed tech, she searched out Google Jamboard “and felt a sense of relief.”

Exploring the Human Impact of Climate Change

  • Monday 9th November 2020
Examining the human impact of climate change through texts allows students to connect climate science to the human cost of climate change, develop empathy for communities impacted by climate change, and discover more about climate justice, writes ELA teacher Kasey Short.

PBL Gold: Deciding What’s Appropriate AND Important

  • Sunday 8th November 2020
Some lessons don’t qualify for Project Based Learning treatment, even in a “wall-to-wall” PBL school or program. Teaching coach Alex Valencic uses two key PBL questions to create a matrix that can help teachers filter out routine tasks, fluff and busy work.

Teacher Self-Care in a Time of Trauma

  • Thursday 5th November 2020
“Supporting the Wounded Educator” is an insightful and helpful book much needed right now, says teacher educator Linda Biondi. It guides teachers to focus on what they can do to lessen trauma for themselves and their community through wellness and self-care initiatives.

The Day After: How Do We Teach Now?

  • Wednesday 4th November 2020
Here’s how Sarah Cooper taught her 8th grade social studies class today, as the nation went about determining a presidential winner. Unlike the day after the 2016 election, “I’m feeling not so much shock as the need to shore up my teaching and once again dig into difficult topics.”

When the Principal Gets COVID-19

  • Wednesday 4th November 2020
When Principal Rita Platt tested positive for COVID-19 and isolated at home, her staff put pandemic plans into action while she concentrated on self-care. Writing from Wisconsin, Rita shares her coping strategies and praises her staff’s response to going all-virtual again.

Visualizing History Using Timeline Tools

  • Tuesday 3rd November 2020
In social studies we want students to visualize the relationships between historical events and be able to think chronologically. Megan Kelly has 6th graders begin with personal timelines. Other teaching tools include videos, a history card game, memes and manipulatives.

Effective Questioning During Virtual Learning

  • Monday 2nd November 2020
Effective questioning during remote learning doesn’t require new strategies. Consultant Barbara Blackburn suggests building questions with higher order thinking models; including questioning stems; adding cubing for student choice; and having students source their answers.

Is Your Classroom Library Culturally Sustaining?

  • Wednesday 3rd November 2021

The essentials for creating diverse, dynamic collections.

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The Best 2021 Black Friday Deals for Teachers (Cyber Monday, Too!)

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Save big on supplies for your classroom and for you, too.

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20 Best Thanksgiving Videos for the Classroom

  • Tuesday 2nd November 2021

Thanksgiving history, facts, songs, and more!

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29 Diverse and Thoughtful Thanksgiving Books for the Classroom

  • Monday 1st November 2021

A wide array of approaches to this complicated holiday.

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20 Fun and Useful Products WeAreTeachers Readers Are Loving This Week

  • Friday 29th October 2021

Awesome books, flair pens, outfit picks, and more!

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15 Clever Anchor Charts for Teaching Story Elements

  • Friday 29th October 2021

All the pieces that make up a story.

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10 Greek Myths Every Student Should Know

  • Friday 29th October 2021

These myths surface in our culture again and again.

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15 of the Absolute Best Podcasts for Teachers

  • Thursday 28th October 2021

Here's what's in our queue.

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30 Beloved Caldecott Winners Students Should Know

  • Thursday 28th October 2021

Old classics and new favorites!

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