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Learning First Alliance
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By Richard M. Long, executive director, Learning First Alliance Looking out into a classroom full of kids—some alive with curiosity, some tense with...
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Julie Stern
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This blog is Part III of a series on early childhood . People who can self-regulate big emotions and connect well with their peers are more...
Kindred Spirits
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From Tricia Baldes Handwritten notes. Fresh baked cookies. Flowers. Poetry. Doodles and drawings. These are some of the many ways I’ve seen teachers...
Amber Chandler
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There’s a rickety chair near my desk in my classroom. It doesn’t look like much now, but remnants of what once was can be read like an ancient...
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Julie Stern
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Spread the word: The triangle is not the revised Bloom’s Taxonomy. Why does this matter? All good teachers savor “aha” moments—when students...
Interview with Lindsay Carron Lindsay Carron http://lindsaycarron.com Lindsay Carron's artwork lies at the crossroads of indigenous voice and...
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Around 6:30 a.m., my two young children begin their day—sometimes playing sweetly in their rooms—but more often shouting, “Moooooommy! I’m ready for...
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Amber Chandler
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I’m currently teaching a college class called “Adolescent Literacy in a New Literacy World.” The purpose of the class is to introduce students who...
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American Federation of Teachers
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Special Resource: Would you like to organize or join a march? Check out AFT’s guide for teachers . By Cathleen Fry Editor’s note: Read our entire...

Photo Credit: By Samuel Hollyer (1826-1919) of a daguerreotype by Gabriel Harrison (1818-1902)(original lost). (Morgan Library & Museum) [Public domain]

Amber Chandler
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My love for Walt Whitman began in my freshman year of college. I lugged around a tattered copy of Leaves of Grass , and my impressions of Walt...