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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. However, it is important to give students a “hard reset,” kind of like when you call the IT person because your computer is malfunctioning. As we approach the “second half” of the year with students—the longer half, by the way—let me be your IT person with an obvious answer you just need to hear to try it out: Give students a restart!

Hour of Code

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

The Hour of Code is a movement reaching more than 100 million students in over 180 countries. Anyone, anywhere, can organize an Hour of Code event.

Millions of educators around the world will conduct an Hour of Code in their classrooms for Computer Science Education Week, Dec. 5-11. Are you in? Register your class at http://hourofcode.com/#join.

It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments.

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?

Tell them, first, that we will protect them.  Tell them that we have democratic processes in the U.S. which make it impossible for one mean person to do too much damage. Tell them that we will protect those democratic processes–and we will use them–so that Trump is unable to act on many of the false promises he made during his campaign.

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

StoryCorps

Join StoryCorps and 50,000+ educators from around the country working to make The Great Thanksgiving Listen a holiday tradition

Cleary Vaughan-Lee

In this post, Cleary Vaughan-Lee, Education Director for Global Oneness Project, explores the importance of studying endangered cultures in the classroom.

Julie A. Broihier

Teaching about 9/11 can be difficult for many reasons.

Rebecca Fanning

Federal Courts’ Naturalization Ceremonies are Living Civics Lessons

Amber Chandler

Authentic Audiences: Can I Get a “Like” for That?

Amber Chandler

This is part one of a three-part series explaining how adding BAM (burning questions, authentic audiences and millennial skills) to your lesson planning will engage students in exciting ways.