Four educators share changes they are making in their teaching as a result of the violent death of George Floyd and subsequent protests, such as trying to leave a deficit framework behind and looking at more systemic causes of racism.
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August 27, 2020
In the face of the shootings of George Floyd, Jacob Blake, and others, four educators share their plans for confronting racism, including encouraging a culture of questioning in the classroom and engaging with Black community members.
August 26, 2020
Five educators offer 30 time-saving suggestions for teachers, including using a digital task manager and not grading every student paper.
August 23, 2020
Five educators share tips on practices teachers can use to save time and be more effective in the classroom, including by encouraging students to take responsibility for certain tasks, such as peer-editing.
August 21, 2020
Four educators share their experiences of blended learning. They suggest elements needed to make it work in remote teaching such as emphasizing relationship-building and minimizing the number of online tools.
August 19, 2020
Three educators share how they are adapting the principles of "blended learning" to the COVID-19 environment, including through involving community members and using a "flipped" classroom.
August 18, 2020
Six educators share tips for teaching virtually, including making time to connect personally with each student and emphasizing collaborative work.
August 17, 2020
Three educators offer tips for online instruction, ranging from keeping videos short (3-5 minutes) to laying out an agenda at the beginning of each class.
August 14, 2020
Four educators share instructional strategies for online instruction, including adapting face-to-face techniques like "think-pair-share" and "learning stations."
August 13, 2020
Two teacher guest contributors and I highlight lessons that we learned in the spring, including emphasizing what we can control and not worrying (much) about what is outside of it.