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.

Voices in Education

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.  

Voices in Education

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?

Voices in Education

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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New Year’s Resolutions from the Inaugural Class of PBS KIDS Early Learning Champions

New Year’s resolutions and inspiration from some of our PBS Kids Early Learning Champions!

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Teaching Media Literacy: If Not You, Then Who?

Teaching students how to be media literate citizens is not something that can be taught in a “one and done” lesson. In the past, this might have sufficed, but to combat today’s climate of fake news and viral media, we need a broad approach -- an ALL in approach where we all collectively accept the responsibility to prepare our students. Are YOU doing your part to prepare your students to be media literate citizens?

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