The Magic of Validation
It can feel unnatural at first, but once you’ve given validation a try, some of your most difficult conversations are going to get a whole lot better.
Making School a Safe Place for LGBTQ Students
Discrimination and harassment are still a daily reality for many LGBTQ students. Here are some things teachers can do to change that.
7 Systems that Work for Outside-the-Box Learners
Most teachers struggle with students whose academic performance doesn’t match their potential. When the usual approach doesn’t work, try something different.
Is Your Classroom Academically Safe?
So much of learning depends on whether your students feel comfortable taking risks. Here are some suggestions for making your classroom an academic safe space.
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?
How Dialogue Journals Build Teacher-Student Relationships
Dialogue journals are a powerful tool for building trust with your students. Learn how they work.
Kindergarten Redshirting: How Kids Feel About it Later in Life
More parents are opting to delay their child’s entry into kindergarten. Years later, how do these students and their parents feel about the decision?
Helping Students Make New Year’s Resolutions: A Step-by-Step Plan
This week, since the topic of new year’s resolutions is likely to come up anyway, why not make a lesson out of it? Here’s a step-by-step plan to help your students make resolutions that could significantly impact their quality of life.