Confusing lack of English proficiency with lack of intelligence and believing students understand academic English because they've mastered social English are among those mistakes five educators cite.
Recently in instruction Category
October 26, 2020
October 23, 2020
Two educators share tips on how to incorporate online discussion boards in virtual or hybrid teaching environments, including going for fewer and deeper ones rather than many shallow conversations.
October 22, 2020
Teacher Lorena Germán shares suggestions about how school committees formulated in response to the killing of George Floyd might move beyond words toward action.
October 21, 2020
Three teachers and I share what has been working—and what hasn't—during the first few weeks of the school year, including the value of student "leadership teams" and giving "fresh starts."
October 20, 2020
Three educators offer do's and don'ts of successful hybrid teaching, including setting boundaries and practicing self-care.
October 19, 2020
Three educators offer lessons from their hybrid teaching experience, including emphasizing differentiation and "flipping" the classroom.
October 18, 2020
Many readers share their responses to the question of politics in the classroom, ranging from the importance of separating it from "partisanship" to stating that "teaching is political."
October 13, 2020
Four educators consider how to explore politics in the classroom, including by incorporating multiple perspectives and ensuring all student voices are heard.
October 12, 2020
Four educators discuss the importance of bringing politics into the classroom, including to help students develop skills in discourse and information literacy.
October 11, 2020
Four educators push back against the admonition to "keep politics out of the classroom" by, among other things, explaining that schools are part of a broader political system.