“This week, October 16-20, is a national week of action focused on higher education—it’s time for students, faculty, and staff to stand up for all our immigrant, Dreamer, and DACAmented students, families, and colleagues. We must raise our voices to keep them safe.”
— Loan Dao (Associate Professor of Asian-American studies, UMass Boston)
If you’ve heard about the DACA, feel compelled to send a postcard, or are passionate about change, click below:
In a powerful panel hosted by The Heinemann Fellows, authors Sara Ahmed, Sonja Cherry-Paul andCornelius Minor share their perspectives on racism and how to approach the topic in classrooms.
Here are some of the quotes that resonated with me, personally. To view the transcript in its entirety, click here. Continue reading
Memorial Day is right around the corner, and one of the most effective teaching strategies is to combine the curriculum with real life.
Now you can do just that with these wonderful articles from ReadWorks. Continue reading
No doubt about it, no matter who you are or how much experience you have with presenting–sometimes it’s just plain terrifying. And that goes for whether you’re a teacher, or student.
When it comes to teaching presentation skills, it’s all about encouraging your students to be comfortable, to relax, to stand tall, to breathe, and to speak with authority. But sometimes, being a fearless presenter goes beyond that. Continue reading
As teachers we’re always looking for great reading material, and thanks to NTCE, we have a list of the best children’s books for this New Year! Continue reading
An article in the Wall Street Journal addresses the relevant, and difficult question regarding ‘darkness’ or negativity in young adult literature.
“Contemporary fiction for teens is rife with explicit abuse, violence and depravity. Why is this considered a good idea?”
And this is a question that many teachers face in their classrooms. Why is it that we teach books about death, abuse, addiction, and pain to young kids? Continue reading
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of speaking to renown producer and DJ, Justin Blau, known by his stage name, 3LAU. (I’ll let you in on a little secret, I’m a huge EDM fan). But regardless of whether you’ve heard his remixes, or are into the genre at all, the story of his career is an amazing one, because he believes in the power of education. Continue reading