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May 14, 2019

How to Spark Empathy During Test-Prep Season: Lessons From a 5th Grade Math Teacher in Brooklyn

Empatico is a great way to spark empathy and energy in your students during testing season.

April 24, 2019

Fill Your Own Bucket: How to Refill Our Teacher Leader Buckets

When our buckets are running low, we should take some time for ourselves so that we can get back to being the types of teacher leaders our schools and our professions need us to be.

April 23, 2019

Sparking Empathy: I Used to Think ... But Now I Know ...

Empatico affords my students the opportunity to connect in a powerful way with students from a different part of the county. Not only did they shatter some of their misconceptions but they also created an opportunity to use their new skills to engage with community leaders and impact social change.

April 19, 2019

Why We Must Teach Perspective-Taking When Developing Empathy

All people face challenges, adversity, and have personal experiences that may be driving their behavior. Our willingness to take different perspectives or look at the world from a different point of view is what will ensure empathy is part of our minds and hearts. And empathy makes our society a more caring, kind, and accepting place for all of us to live.

May 31, 2018

A Classroom Strategy for Improving Student Mental Health

What's one step that teachers can take improve student mental health? Find out from an award-winning teacher.

February 19, 2018

Teaching Means Witnessing Small Acts of Humanity All the Time

That is why I am in love with teaching. Working with young people means that I get to witness these small acts of brilliant humanity all the time. I get to continually be inspired and challenged and amazed. I get to watch as students transform themselves into people who will change the world.

January 09, 2018

Learning With Students From Other Cultures Is a Key to Progress in Our Global Society

We live in interesting times. As our global society struggles to navigate problems brought about by fear and misunderstanding of those who are different, we have unprecedented access to tools that make connecting and learning with others easier than ever before.

September 14, 2017

Let's Be Honest: Professional Bullying in Schools Is a Thing

When a teacher lives in fear of confrontation, ridicule or being talked about, this is professional bullying.

September 06, 2017

Social-Emotional Skills Should Be an Integral Part of Every Lesson We Teach

As I have come to understand and teach social and emotional skills, I've learned they can't be—indeed, should not be—viewed as something separate from our lessons, or something to be taught one hour a week. These skills are part of everything we do.

August 28, 2017

What Families Really Need From a Teacher's Back-to-School Letter

Now isn't the time for reminders about materials and copying and pasting your district's tardy policy. Now is the time to let parents know what is most important to you as a teacher, what big goals you have for their students, and start forming the team that will get you there.

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