Four Ways Teachers Can Support Students of Color
By taking a few specific actions, teachers could be doing an incredible job of helping students of color reach their full potential.
A Strength-Based Approach to Teaching English Learners
Instead of focusing on the deficits of English language learners, what if we held up their cultures, languages, unique skills, and life experiences as assets?
Are We Meeting the Needs of Black Girls?
If you work with students of color, especially with Black girls, consider this book required reading.
Join the Cult of Pedagogy Summer Study!
A true Teacher Nerd sees the summer for what it really is: An opportunity to LEARN MORE!!
A Collection of Resources for Teaching Social Justice
Want your students to actively engage in addressing inequality? Explore this annotated bibliography of resources for teaching students about social justice.
4 Things You Don’t Know About the Jigsaw Method
This cooperative learning strategy has been around for decades, but how well do you really know it?
3 Tips to Make Any Lesson More Culturally Responsive
Google “culturally responsive teaching” and you can find a dozen videos of well-meaning teachers leading some call-and-response chant about exponents or rapping about the Boston Tea Party while students sit back and giggle.
A Teacher’s Coming Out Story
Most LGBT teachers still feel they have to conceal their sexual orientation. A few years ago, 5th-grade teacher Jessica Lifshitz decided to stop hiding.