Your professional learning plan for this school year is like no other before it. With requirements for physical distancing in place for the foreseeable future, school organizations have had to pivot in order to deliver the professional learning experiences teachers need to support their efforts,
Far too many believe that students in mostly white schools do not have a need to focus on racial justice. This notion is especially present in schools where there are very few students (and adults) of color. However, families, parents, community members, educators and students in predominantly white schools and communities need
Imagine you have a Golden Ticket—a chance to disrupt the grammar of schooling, a chance to engage more students, a chance for educators, not policy makers, to truly lead a drastic improvement in our schools, a chance to keep the best of what is and add the best that has been, a chance to truly hear
Anyone who has been teaching remotely knows that there are parents—well-intended parents—who are over-helping. And by over-helping, we mean telling students answers and doing the work for students. When parents do so, teachers are not sure if students have learned what they need to learn.
The COVID-19 pandemic has caused a great deal of reflection in schools throughout the nation. As you are probably well aware, significant mental health, social, emotional, and behavioral needs existed before the pandemic, and social and emotional learning (SEL) has been part of education for decades. Although it isn’t a new topic, we
Over the last several months, teachers, students, and families have experienced several different learning platforms and iterations of school. Throughout the experiences, both parents and caregivers have expressed the challenges of writing instruction in a virtual or hybrid model.
I’ve always recognized the challenges of writing instruction,
No matter how you are teaching--remotely, hybrid, or face-to-face--your students have a plethora of unique, real world examples of mathematics all around their homes and neighborhoods. They just may not recognize it! Student-Led Math Show-and-Tell is a simple activity that provides students the opportunity to
Ruth Bader Ginsburg dissented countless times because she knew it would make a difference in the lives of women in the future. She knew that taking a stand, crafting an argument, and ultimately getting to work on behalf of other women would fundamentally change human rights. She
In March of 2020 life came to a SCREECHING halt. For a brief moment I think we all kind of looked at the “two-week quarantine” as an opportunity to slow down for a minute and count our blessings. That is, of course, only to quickly realize that