English & Language Arts

How the news, Netflix and social media influence how schools talk about suicide

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Over the last decade, the suicide rate among teenagers in the U.S. has increased. Use this lesson to discuss the role the media plays in discussions on suicide prevention and awareness. Continue reading

Elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, teach students the importance of storytelling, and most of all, listening. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative, hone interview and listening skills and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

Lesson plan: Elevate student voice by teaching the power of listening

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This Thanksgiving, elevate student voice by teaching them how to listen. Based on StoryCorp’s The Great Thanksgiving Listen, students will record an interview with an elder relative and become part of America’s great oral history project. Continue reading

Lesson plans for Halloween: Neuroscience and Zombies!

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  The following lessons about neuroscience have been inspired by the book, “The Zombie Autopsies,” written by Steven C. Schlozman, M.D., and are intended to…read more

National Poetry Day: How this program brings happiness to troubled teens

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Learn how a unique program in Seattle teaches teens who are in jail, on the streets, or in other ways leading difficult lives to write poetry as a way to triumph over their experiences. Continue reading

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