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Julia G. Thompson
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Thousands of pages of helpful advice on classroom management have been published, yet it remains one of the most challenging tasks any educator faces...
American Federation of Teachers
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Kathy Flynn-Somerville’s journey started in high school, when a substitute teacher introduced her class to mindfulness meditation. That was 45 years...
Julia G. Thompson
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Do students feel safe in your classroom? Questions like this may evoke images of a school shooting, but there are many other ways that classrooms are...
Barbara R. Blackburn
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January is the time for goals and resolutions. We start the year with a list of things we want to accomplish, such as finding enough time for our...
Amber Chandler
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If you were to peek into my house on any weekday morning between the years of 2008 and 2013, you’d see an elderly woman, sitting on her walker,...
Re-Imagining Migration
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by Aakanksha Gupta In the weeks following the 2016 elections, I couldn’t tell my professors that my lack of participation in class was due to my...
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Most educators aim for a level of comprehension that moves beyond memorization. We want students to be strong thinkers and problem-solvers, and to be...
Our society values role models. Sports figures, soldiers, creative artists, religious leaders, scientists, and even superheroes are among the many...
Re-Imagining Migration
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On December 10, Human Rights Day, we commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Let’s backtrack: what...
By Tricia Baldes and Andrea Hayden Sitting on a plane on the way home from Houston after attending the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English...