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Re-Imagining Migration
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Among the most charged civic issues of our time is immigration. While the tempting to duck discussions about it might be tempting, neglecting them...
Creating a set of classroom rules is one task that many teachers complete at the start of the school year. For many inexperienced teachers, however,...
Table Talk: Family Conversations about Current Events For Parents, Families, and Caregivers Topic Summary The historical and current day impact of...
Learning First Alliance
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I once visited a school on the Navajo. It focused on the total child before the term was coined, and it took a lot of hard work by a wide range of...

Cardboard Man by Jamie Stayoch, grade 6

I recently watched The Hate U Give with my daughter. I’d already seen the movie by myself on its opening night because I loved the book so much and...
By Randi Weingarten , American Federation of Teachers president, committed to improving schools, hospitals and public institutions for children,...
Julia G. Thompson
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Thousands of pages of helpful advice on classroom management have been published, yet it remains one of the most challenging tasks any educator faces...
American Federation of Teachers
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Kathy Flynn-Somerville’s journey started in high school, when a substitute teacher introduced her class to mindfulness meditation. That was 45 years...
Julia G. Thompson
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Do students feel safe in your classroom? Questions like this may evoke images of a school shooting, but there are many other ways that classrooms are...
Barbara R. Blackburn
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January is the time for goals and resolutions. We start the year with a list of things we want to accomplish, such as finding enough time for our...