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Teach Students About Juneteenth With These 9 Lessons, Videos and Primary Source Documents


Topics: Juneteenth

As June arrived in 1865, the Civil War was over. It was more than two years after Lincoln signed the Emancipation Proclamation and six months after the Thirteenth Amendment to the Constitution officially…


A student creates a classroom poster for Pride Month

8 LGBTQ+ Resources for Educators


Topics: LGBTQ+

By the time Tricia Friedman was 8, she knew that she was different. She grew up and became an educator, but it took her more than a decade to be out in her career.

People assume that the creator of the…


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High School Theater Pivots to Radio To Keep Performances Going During Pandemic


Topics: remote learning

Much of education during the coronavirus pandemic has involved screens and technology to keep both teachers and students safe. But one Oregon high school took a different approach.

Looking to the days…


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A New Framework for Activating Equity and SEL in the Classroom


Topics: digital equity, SEL

In my many travels to schools before the pandemic and my countless virtual interactions with educators since, I have come to realize that not all educators teach in districts where…


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10 Resources for Addressing Anti-Asian Racism in the Classroom


Topics: anti-racism

Since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, violence and racism toward Asian-Americans has dramatically increased, and many people of Asian descent – including students – have been bullied, harassed and attacked…


a group of students surround a laptop

Fine-Tuning Your PBL Projects


Topics: Project-based learning

In project-based learning, students achieve better results when they receive feedback and have time to make improvements in their final products or solutions. The same is true for PBL teachers. Critique and…


A teen boy podcasting

Get Your Students Creating Their Own Podcasts


Topics: podcasting

Tai Poole is a ninth grader in Canada and has been hosting the podcast series Tai Asks Why? with the Canadan Broadcasting Company (CBC) since he was 11. Each…


A woman helps a child read something on a laptop

9 Resources for Teaching About Slavery


Topics: primary sources

A report by the Southern Poverty Law Centers Teaching Tolerance project recently found that only 8% of high…


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Citizen Science: Students Find Climate Change Clues in Their Own Backyards


Topics: NASA, STEM

Scientists have always been reluctant to attribute extreme weather events to climate change. Weather is different from climate, they say, and extreme variations aren’t unusual.

However, climate change…


seven portraits of K-12 educators

Adapting Learning Science for Unprecedented Times


Topics: Learning sciences

Longer class times to encourage creative teaching. Fewer courses to minimize cognitive overload. More time for socializing with peers and working on passion projects.

Grounded in the most promising…