Three students share a relatively positive picture of their full-time virtual learning experiences this year, highlighting that they think it saves time and that teachers are working hard to make it work well.
Four teachers explain how they are handling this year's presidential election in their classrooms, including by asking key questions and creating opportunities for small-group discussions.
Four teachers share suggestions for post-election lessons, including focusing on local issues and practicing media literacy.
Four students write about their online learning experiences, and it's not a pretty picture....
Four high school students write about their distance learning experiences this year, sharing mixed feelings, including liking not having to wake up early but also suffering from eye strain.
Three educator contributors, and several readers, share strategies for encouraging students to read, including offering choice and time in class.
Three educators offer classroom ideas for encouraging student intrinsic motivation to read, including through book choice and opportunities for discussion with their peers.
Four educators share strategies for encouraging students to WANT to read, including by illustrating that it makes them smarter and that it makes them better writers.
Four educators share ideas for how teachers can create the conditions in which students are more intrinsically motivated to read, such as eliminating rewards and ensuring that students are represented in accessible books.
Many educators, including me, share their best classroom moments so far this year, including a Halloween costume unveiling and virtual visits from poets.