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Blackface has taken center stage in our public discourse. Again. Virginia is embroiled in a controversy based on admissions by Governor Ralph Northam...
Julia G. Thompson
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Almost everyone has had at least one teacher who was able to simultaneously write notes on the board and tell students in the back of the room to...
American Federation of Teachers
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Raphael Bonhomme thought he was well prepared when he started teaching. He had a masters in education from Howard University as well as classroom...
Barbara R. Blackburn
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Motivating students, especially those who seem to constantly cause trouble, can be difficult. There are four myths about motivation that, when...
American Federation of Teachers
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High school students at Lynn Vocational Technical Institute in Massachusetts are proving they care about the littlest people on their big campus...
PBS NewsHour Extra
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Editor’s note : Recently, Karen Pence, wife of Vice President Mike Pence, came under scrutiny for returning to teach at Immanuel Christian School in...
Kindred Spirits
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'Generation Z Will Inherit This World and Be the Change We Should Have Been’ by Estella Owoimaha-Church The famed quote from Mahatma Gandhi says, “Be...
Julia G. Thompson
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If you can spare a few minutes to observe other teachers, the chances are very good that one positive outcome will be an appreciation for the way...
American Federation of Teachers
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Although we teach different subjects and grade levels, as educators we all want the same things for our children. We want them to be happy, healthy,...
Just look at them. Always on their phones. They don’t even know how to have a conversation anymore. They will text each other even when they’re in...