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Amber Chandler
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If you were to peek into my house on any weekday morning between the years of 2008 and 2013, you’d see an elderly woman, sitting on her walker,...
Re-Imagining Migration
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by Aakanksha Gupta In the weeks following the 2016 elections, I couldn’t tell my professors that my lack of participation in class was due to my...
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Most educators aim for a level of comprehension that moves beyond memorization. We want students to be strong thinkers and problem-solvers, and to be...
Our society values role models. Sports figures, soldiers, creative artists, religious leaders, scientists, and even superheroes are among the many...
Re-Imagining Migration
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On December 10, Human Rights Day, we commemorate the 70 year anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UDHR). Let’s backtrack: what...
By Tricia Baldes and Andrea Hayden Sitting on a plane on the way home from Houston after attending the NCTE (National Council of Teachers of English...
Julia G. Thompson
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If you’re like most teachers, you may have already had to deal with some significant school-related issues even though the term has just begun: a...
LEARNING FIRST ALLIANCE
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Have you ever been inside a school’s furnace? I have. It was a school that had distributed leadership, and everyone in the school took charge of...

Liz, far right, with her mom, Tammy, along with classmate Spencer, middle, with his mom and dad. 

Amber Chandler
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Engaging middle school students can sometimes seem like an impossible proposition. After all, we are competing with hormones, social dilemmas, first...
American Federation of Teachers
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In the middle of August each year, Washington, D.C.’s public school teachers head back to school. During the pre-service week before our students...