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A learning-by-doing solution to career advancement for teachers
A learning-by-doing solution to career advancement for teachers

Retaining and growing the educator workforce has never been more pressing. One way to build the profession is through job-embedded opportunities for career advancement.

How to empower students to hear -- not fear -- different perspectives
How to empower students to hear -- not fear -- different perspectives

The skill of communicating across differences is key for teaching students how to avoid the trap of labels -- and the “us” versus “them” mentality. The Moral Courage method can help students turn tense moments into rich conversations.

I see what you aren’t saying: hidden messages of classroom setup
I see what you aren’t saying: hidden messages of classroom setup

What does your classroom say about how you value math? What you say -- or don’t say! -- does matter.

Phonemic awareness and phonics for learners of every age
Phonemic awareness and phonics for learners of every age

Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction is largely associated with young children, but focusing on sounds and their connection to letters helps students of all grade levels with reading, spelling and writing.

What the pandemic taught me about student choice
What the pandemic taught me about student choice

An AP History teacher shares the lessons about alignment, mastery, and grace that have been proven to foster success in any learning environment.

Keep students motivated for college and career during a pandemic
Keep students motivated for college and career during a pandemic

Fort Worth Independent School District’s Go Centers help students chart out their college and career options. See how.

Reimagining AP teaching with PBL
Reimagining AP teaching with PBL

AP teaching should do more than just prepare students to recite facts or pass the test. Here’s how you can do that with PBL.

National Teacher of the Year offers “pocket of possibility” for all students
National Teacher of the Year offers “pocket of possibility” for all students

Elementary-school special-education teacher Juliana Urtubey is ready to “amplify the brilliance” of students who think and learn differently.

Raising champions
Raising champions

Community and service are at the heart of Utah’s 2021 Teacher of the Year John Arthur’s teaching philosophy. See how he applies these concepts to training students and recruiting teachers.

Teaching literacy when students are below grade level
Teaching literacy when students are below grade level

A second-grade teacher shares how she’s combatting learning loss by helping students recognize their potential.

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