Words Matter: Language-Affirming Classrooms for Code-Switching Students
Rather than micromanaging how they use their language, we can guide students to decide for themselves when and how they code-switch.
Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding
This flexible tool helps students go beyond surface traits and consider deeper connecting principles.
Power Lesson: Poetry Gallery Walk
This peer feedback approach has the potential to build empathy and community, as long as you set it up with intention.
Lessons that Build Students’ Media and News Literacy
Our students can access information in seconds, so we need to arm them with critical thinking skills and an understanding of the ethics of content creation.
8 Ways to Grow Students’ Vocabulary
By adding even a few of these strategies to your repertoire, you’ll help students build vocabularies that will support them no matter what path they choose to pursue.
Teachers are being silenced. What can be done about it?
How is the anti-CRT movement harming and silencing teachers, what damage will it ultimately do to students, and what can be done to fight it?
Make Units More Inspiring with Vision Boards
Planning units can be less than exciting when all you have to deal with is words. A vision board can generate fresh enthusiasm and help you focus on what really matters.
Introducing the HyperRubric: A Tool that Takes Learning to the Next Level
Unlike the traditional rubric, which serves mainly to evaluate, the HyperRubric pushes students to keep moving forward.