Three Small Shifts for a Better Classroom Climate

By Amber Chandler

April Brown

It is drilled into us from childhood, sometimes explicitly, sometimes not, that failure is bad.  No one wants to be a failure, fail a test, or fail to live up to live up to expectations. 

On an average day, a teacher asks upwards of 400 questions, and that doesn’t even count the written assessments. Have you ever wondered if you’re asking the right questions? Questions that are so perfectly crafted that they truly tell you if students have mastered the content? Let’s test that idea. The Wisewire team of learning experts is excited to contribute the first in a series of blogs focused on helping you create effective classroom assessments and interpreting the results.

In the aftermath of recent global electoral developments, it’s clear that the way we interpret and synthesize news is important. Britain’s exit from the European Union and the 

Cleary Vaughan-Lee

Teaching What Unites Us: The Values of Democracy

by Cleary Vaughan-Lee

Amber Chandler

As a teacher, my new year is really in September, and I always treat it that way, with resolutions to go along with my school supplies. I think most teachers are like that, and students too.

Hour of Code

Bring computer science to any classroom or school. Start with an Hour of Code!

Written by Renee Jain, Chief Storyteller at 

Ali Michael

“What should I say to my students after the election, if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently.  Good question.  What should we tell our children?

The Education Division of the Anti-Defamation League

Our country has a long history of youth-led movements that brought about significant social change.

Mary Cathryn Ricker

I became a teacher to make a difference in people’s lives. And I’ve never met another teacher who didn’t feel the same way. 

Jeremy Gypton

It’s election season again, and with it has come encouragement and admonition from all angles to “just vote!” Celebrities, teachers and politicians—so many of them tell us to get out and vote if we


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