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The AFT’s own Share My Lesson offers a collection of lessons to help teachers educate all students about immigration and create inclusive school communities. The materials, which teachers, parents, and immigration advocacy organizations from across the country have contributed to and which anyone can access for free, are designed to support all students. 

Artwork by Favianna Rodriguez www.culturestrike.org

 

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Immigration Policy and Rights

Listenwise helps teachers use stories from public radio n their classrooms. To find more stories and lessons for your middle and high school ELA, social studies, and science classrooms...

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Colorín Colorado provides information, activities, and advice for educators and Spanish-speaking families of English language learners. Teachers who work with English as a Second Language learners...
Teach Immigration strives to promote a better understanding of immigrants and immigration by providing educational resources, lessons and professional development that inspire...

It’s October and many high school seniors across the country are busy preparing to apply for college, which means that teachers, guidance counselors, parents and others are also busy — helping students fill out FAFSAs, select schools, revise essays, and write recommendation letters among other tasks.

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major national and...

Trump’s Executive Order on Muslims, Refugees and Immigration

By the Anti-Defamation League

On January 27, President Trump signed an executive order...

Building an Inclusive Classroom

This year, we are highlighting new resources designed to support teachers and paraprofessionals in providing safe classroom environments for LGBTQ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning) students.

Bullying is a community issue that extends beyond the school campus and is...

Mary Cathryn Ricker

I became a teacher to make a difference in people’s lives. And I’ve never met another teacher who didn’t feel the same way. 

Ali Michael

“What should I say to my students after the election, if Trump wins?” a principal asked me recently.  Good question.  What should we tell our children?

Tell them, first, that we will protect them.  Tell them that we have democratic processes in the U.S. which make it impossible for one mean person to do too much damage. Tell them that we will protect those democratic processes–and we will use them–so that Trump is unable to act on many of the false promises he made during his campaign.

One of the most important tasks to accomplish at the start of a school year is developing a workable set of classroom rules that provide guidelines for acceptable behavior and protect your right to teach and your students’ right to learn. Rules also send the message that good behavior is important and that you expect students to work productively. Students of all ages benefit from the guidance these rules provide in establishing a tone of mutual respect, trust and cooperation. When creating rules for your classroom, you should follow three guidelines to ensure their success.

The Immigrant Experience

Visit PBS NewsHour Extra for more education resources designed to help teachers and students identify the who, what, where and why-it-matters of the major...

Teach Immigration strives to promote a better understanding of immigrants and immigration by providing educational resources, lessons and professional development that inspire...
Mental Health Resources

It happens to every child in one form or another – anxiety. As parents, we would like to shield our children from life’s anxious moments, but navigating anxiety is an essential life skill that will serve them in the years to come. In the heat of the moment, try these simple phrases to help your children identify, accept, and work through their anxious moments.