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.
A Must-Have Guide to Culturally Responsive Teaching
This practical, insightful, and absolutely necessary book is a guide for teachers who want to help culturally and linguistically diverse students not just survive, but thrive.
12 Ways to Support English Learners in the Mainstream Classroom
Advice from three ESL teachers on the things regular classroom teachers can do to help English language learners thrive in mainstream classrooms.
Talking About Race in School: An Interview with José Vilson
Race-related issues impact all of us, inside school and out. How can we have productive, healthy conversations with students about these issues?
Know Your Terms: Code Switching
Correcting nonstandard dialects doesn’t really help students learn to speak or write in formal English. So should teachers just let kids talk (and write) how they want?
What I Love About José Vilson’s “This Is Not a Test”
Technology has allowed us to connect with other like-minded teachers, people whose ideas and convictions help bolster and refine our own, who put the thoughts we can’t quite explain into words that are powerful, honest and brave. People like José Vilson.