Four teachers share their strategies to help students improve their communities, including through "Structured Academic Controversies" and "Genius Hours."
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July 20, 2020
July 13, 2020
Five educators share ways to use music in lessons across the curriculum, including for textual analysis and to help create a positive classroom culture.
July 10, 2020
Five educators share multiple ways to use music in nonmusic classes, including having students create their own songs to help remember content and y interpreting the music of different eras in social studies classes.
July 07, 2020
Three educators share advice on working with instructional aides/paraprofessionals, including having a "team" mindset and demonstrating empathy.
July 06, 2020
Three educators share ideas on how to make a teacher-paraprofessional relationship work, including through constant communication, planning, and reflection.
July 05, 2020
Four educators share tips on how teachers and paraprofessionals can work effectively together, including by maintaining regular daily communication and providing professional-development opportunities.
June 29, 2020
Five educators share suggestions for grading English-language learners in "mainstream" content classes, including emphasizing formative assessments and separating language proficiency from content knowledge.
June 26, 2020
Three teachers offer their recommendations of high-interest books for students to read, including for English-learners.
June 25, 2020
Four educators share their—and their students'—favorite books, including song picture books and ones focusing on SEL skills, as well as emphasizing the importance of ones that represent "a wide range of experiences."
June 24, 2020
Four teachers discuss specific titles, and common elements, in books that students find popular, including the importance of being able to see themselves in the characters.