by Nawal Qarooni Casiano | 11.14.21
By designing inclusive, affirming lesson plans, you can make your learners feel so empowered to grow! That’s why I want to share 3 steps to planning culturally responsive, student-centric ELA lessons.
by Jessica Peacock | 10.21.21
As teachers, nothing matters more to us than making our students feel like their learning matters – because if they invest in their growth and believe in their abilities, they really can change the world.
by Emily House | 10.15.21
I used to start the year with a massive slideshow about myself. But over time, I realized: Of course my students want to know who I am, but they want to learn about me through the way I interact with them, and through our authentic conversations.
by Adam Yankay | 9.30.21
As a high school math teacher, I know that a lot of my students experience negative emotions as soon as they step into our classrooms for the first time. I’ve always wanted to make students feel comfortable and confident in math class, not anxious or afraid.
by Nicholas Emmanuele | 9.16.21
Last school year, I had a student who told me near the end of the semester, “I think I have a C.” I could see in her work that she was earning a high B or even an A. I asked why she thought she had a C, and she said, “Well, I’m just a C student in English. That’s what I always get.”
by Ralph Aiello | 9.9.21
When our students are planning their futures, they count on the adults in their school communities for guidance. But often, the voices students are most likely to listen to are those of young people like them, who have recently been in their shoes.
by Dawn Harris | 8.30.21
We teachers are preparing students to become teammates and leaders, coaches and mentors, neighbors and community members.
by Sara Wilcox | 8.18.21
When my students come in on the first day of school, I say, ‘Welcome. I’m Mrs. Wilcox. Can you tell me who you are?'”