Teaching as Resistance: The Septima Clark Story
“If only I could catch some of her spirit.”
Fact vs Fiction: A President's Day Lesson
With increased access to information, students need to understand how to select appropriate resources. President’s Day is a great a time to teach about research and the selection process. I teach my students this simple acronym RADCAB! This helps them to remember criteria for finding information.
National Student Volunteer Day
National Student Volunteer Day is normally recognized in the United Kingdom. This year, it will be honored on February 20. I think it would be something easily adapted for use in the United States. I feel that volunteer work definitely leaves a mark on your heart. I can remember the first time I worked as a volunteer. That experience definitely changed my worldview. My mother had alway...
Teaching Students with SEBD
As any teacher is aware, there are many tiers of student groups in education. In most schools, students are separated by grade levels. In classrooms, they may be grouped by academic ability. In many special education classrooms, they are categorized by need. Special education teachers are familiar with the spectrum of needs for their students. One particular category is students with s...
Freedom Writing: Students Expressing Ideas About Current or Controversial Events
How can we support kids as they process their feelings about current or recent events happening in our world? Today's students had a front-row seat to school shootings, terrorism events, political conflict, and drug-related deaths for example within recent years, and they might have feelings of confusion, fear, or frustration. Educators have to navigate discussing these conversations a...
"Hope is a Song in a Weary Heart"- A 3-Part Series on Lesser-Known Heroines for Black History Month
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Rosa Parks Harriet Tubman Pauli Murray Your students probably recognize the first three names of incredible and resilient leaders from previous studies of Black History Month, but do they recognize the fourth name?