Three Ways to Keep Student Identities Front and Center in the Mathematics Classroom
While our jobs as educators involve teaching content, it is also true and equally important to remember that we teach people. Students come to us with their own history, background, and life experiences
As science teachers of multilingual learners (MLLs), it is critical that we not only provide equitable access to rigorous science content but also develop their primary, English, and academic language. To do this, we have found the use of what we term “Equity Moves,” or
Dear Teacher: Here are a few science activities that support units of study you are probably promoting. Since core science ideas begin early in a child’s school life, the experiments and activities we’ve identified will begin to develop a base of knowledge for children about forces
Integrated Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Mathematics (STEAM) education has received international attention through the media, policy-makers, and professional organizations such as National Science Teachers Association and the National Council of Teachers of Mathematics as a way to engage students in authentic and transdisciplinary problem-solving.
Do you want your students to simply perform on a test? Or do you want them to really learn the knowledge, skills, and understandings?
Before you jump to answer the question, citing standardized tests and teacher accountability, consider that the students entering your classroom at the
Spending time outdoors is becoming less common as students watch their phone, tablet, and TV screens more and more. For Louv (2008), students today suffer from what he calls “nature-deficit disorder” and can be linked to a rise in obesity, academic and social problems, and
At Corwin, we focus on resources to help meet teachers where they’re at TODAY. Our books in Literacy, Mathematics, and Science/STEM are award-winning and proven to enhance learning using research-backed teaching methods. Throughout March on Corwin Connect, you’ll find a deep dive into the content
It’s 7:45am, and thirty-two 10th-graders slump into their seats for first period chemistry. The topic of the day—the period table—seems far removed from the students’ daily lives. “Some of my kids live day-to-day,” their teacher later told me. “And now they’re supposed to care about
We are true to our creed when a little girl born into the bleakest poverty knows that she has the same chance to succeed as anybody else.
- President Obama, 2nd inaugural address
Ensuring educational equity is imperative; some would say it is even a moral obligation. Whether minority
Did you know that your brain has to be made “ready to learn”? Your job as a classroom teacher will be to create a “brain friendly” environment. A happy, friendly environment will allow two chemicals to be released: dopamine and serotonin. These chemicals are neurotransmitters-