Voices in Education

Learning to Use My “Teacher Voice" Beyond the Schoolyard

As teachers, we are all agents for change and improvement. For our students, we can often bring about significant change and improvement in their learning by using our “teacher voice.” Recently, I learned ways I can use my teacher’s voice to bring about change and improvement outside the classroom.

Voices in Education

Managing Feelings in the First Week of School

It’s back to school for most kids around the country, but for some, it’s time to go to school for the first time ever. Even if they have been in daycare or preschool, starting “big school” is a BIG deal for new kindergarteners. 

Voices in Education

New Ways to Power Up and Re-energize Faculty Meetings

Faculty meetings provide the time and space for teachers to come together to address school concerns -- they just need a timely revamp to ensure that the meeting is relevant and meets its potential.

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Brain in the Cooler

If I had a nickel for every time I have been told as a teacher that I must keep my students engaged, I could probably retire. Student engagement — these words are mentioned in countless articles, videos, webinars and textbooks about education and teaching. All of these sources have given me insights into how I might better engage my students in class, but true student engagement has been elusive for me at times.  

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Remove Labels and Redefine Student Success

There should never be a statement that starts with “those kids” to refer to socioeconomic status, family life, color of skin, behavior or disability. “Those kids” all have names, unique abilities, and defining factors that will always shape and color their world.

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Who Tells Your Story?

Every student has a voice and a story. Is it true that they have no control over how their stories are told, or can we provide resources to help them direct their own narratives? In this three part series educators will have the opportunity to explore tools, devices, and unique practices which encourage students to not only critically consider how history is defined, but also how to ensure their own stories are accurately documented and their point of view is conveyed.

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Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education

Our world changes every day, and with that, our teaching practice does to: there is always more to learn as a STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, Math) educator. In this three part series, we’ll look at ways to inspire our young scientists and make concepts such as data and computational thinking engaging!  Register for the three part "Live Learning" experience: Inspiring Young Scientists Through STEAM Education.

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Teaching Black History Beyond Slavery and Black History Month

What if, the core of what Wakanda and the Black Panther stood for wasn’t all fictional? Is it possible that African history, which is widely communicated from Western perspectives as primitive and less than, actually began very similarly to the principles and ideologies that were present in the movie, The Black Panther?

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Strategies for Celebrating World Cultures in Your Classroom

Teachers from across the country have creative ways to integrate world cultures into the classroom. We asked teachers to contribute their ideas by answering this prompt: “I incorporate world cultures in my classroom by…:”

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