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Kindred Spirits: Beyond the Dream: MLK in the Classroom
Happy New Year! Having a kindred spirit to bounce ideas off of is such a joy. Tricia and I were able to spend some quality time during the winter...
Seven Ways to Help Teens Find Purpose
By Patrick Cook-Deegan Over the past decade, I have had the chance to ask thousands of teenagers what they think about school. I’ve found that the...
Three Teaching Insights from Martin Luther King Jr.’s Final Speech
As an English teacher, I love a good story. As a believer in a higher power, I hope to one day see how the individual strands of our lives are woven...
Sexual Harassment and the Next Generation: How to Talk with Young People
This article was originally published on November 27, 2017 on the Anti-Defamation League website and can be found here . By Jinnie Spiegler, Director...
Winter Holidays: December Dilemma or Teaching Opportunity?
This article was originally published on the Anti-Defamation League website and can be found here . By Jinnie Spiegler, Director of Curriculum at...
How to Build Resilience in Students Who Don’t, Won’t, Can’t Read
The Giver is one of my favorite books to teach because—to put it bluntly—it has a lower Lexile reading measure (760) than many books although it...
Kindred Spirits Guest Post: Mindfulness Is Really About Attention and Impulse Control Training
Denise Nobile, founder/educator of Youth Nation Yoga, is a registered children’s yoga teacher (RCYT), a certified Mindful Schools educator, and an...
Prep for the Hour of Code, December 4-10
Hour of Code
Pop quiz! I want you to take a moment and think about the courses that are required for students in K-12, and then why they're required. OK. Quiz...
Great Thanksgiving Listen transforms students from consumers to creators
American Federation of Teachers
By Juanita Douglas I have spent the last 26 years of my life as an urban educator in the heart of Chicago. My goal has been the same each year:...
Thankful For Challenges
Did you ever notice that those #ThankfulThursday posts all over social media don’t list flat tires, burned dinners, or failed lessons among the...
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