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One of the most important phases of creating a supportive classroom community is to get to know your students as quickly as possible so you can...
Ami Turner
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This week, the Treasury Department announced that famed abolitionist and Underground Railroad leader Harriet Tubman will replace President Andrew...
José Luis Vilson
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Educators love José Luis Vilson’s insight. Watch his free webinar . I’ve now taught almost 11 years, starting in the throes of overtesting and...
The need to feel a sense of belonging is intense for students of all grade levels. Not only is your role as a teacher important in helping students...
As a new member of the American Federation of Teachers staff as well as an African American Woman and an ordained minister of the American AME Church...
José Luis Vilson
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Add a little sugar, honeysuckle and A great big expression of happiness Boy, you couldn’t miss with a dozen roses Such would astound you The joy of...
Julia G. Thompson
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In the following excerpt from The First-Year Teacher’s Survival Guide by Julia G. Thompson, you’ll learn about how the daily interactions you have...
One of the most common misconceptions many teachers can have about their classes is that their students already know each other well. This mistake is...
At its most fundamental level, a classroom community will be defined by the commonalities that students share, the presence of courteous behavior,...
Although it may not appear to be as crucial as covering the mandated curriculum or helping students pass standardized tests, establishing a strong...