Contrasting Cases: A Simple Strategy for Deep Understanding
This flexible tool helps students go beyond surface traits and consider deeper connecting principles.
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.
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.
Fire Up Your Students with a Campaign Project
Whether it’s real or fictional, putting students to work on a campaign for a cause is a powerful way to get them writing persuasively.
Hexagonal Thinking: A Colorful Tool for Discussion
If you’ve been looking for a fresh way to get students thinking outside the box, this may be just what you need.
Historically Responsive Literacy: A More Complete Education for All Students
Based on the work of 19th century Black literary societies, this fresh approach to curriculum focuses on identity, skills, intellect, and criticality.
Think Twice Before Doing Another Historical Simulation
Historical simulations can be powerful for teaching, but when it comes to traumatic or violent periods, like slavery, there really isn’t a good way to do them.