Creating Classroom Norms in this New Normal

With the start of the New York City public school year around the corner, I keep revisiting last Fall to consider what exactly I should...

Missing from Texts: Critical Changemakers

As we reflect on this past year, it's important to understand and acknowledge the sacrifices and compromises that we have made as a...

5 Ways to Reduce Stress and Feel Like Yourself Again

Feeling Crispy...It Might Be Burnout! In March 2020, most K-12 schools in the U.S. closed their doors one day and started remote...

Thinking Things Through with Alma’s Way

We go through the thinking process all day, every day, as we sift through SO MANY big and small ideas. In the classroom, students go...

Using the Change of Seasons to Spark Curiosity and Encourage Exploration

A Seasonal PBS LearningMedia Collection that Encourages Curiosity The collection has a wide variety of learning tools that span...

Missing Narratives: Uncovering Untold Histories

Imagine being in a bookstore, picking up a book and reading the description in the back. You like what you read, so you decide to read the...

We Are All Digital Citizens

We are all digital citizens! No matter, how much you engage with technology, you are a digital citizen. And it’s our responsibility to...

Launch Your Class to the Moon and Back

31 Ways to Bring Lunar Science into Your Classroom The Moon is a constant celestial companion in classrooms around the world. Lunar...

Making the Classroom Ready for Educational Media

The school year is coming! The school year is coming! As schools across the country are opening for a brand new year, excitement mounts...

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | September

Welcome to September’s Back-to-School Special edition of Watch Club! We have highlighted memorable moments from previous Watch Club after...

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | August

“Everything that happens in a home…it happens [on the pier] as well.” - Desean, Pier Kids In her autobiography, Assatta...

POV Watch Club: After Show and Resources | July

In his 1963 address, “A Talk to Teachers,” James Baldwin spoke of the responsibilities that educators have in intervening in the world...

Tools to Be More Present With Students

Read In my last blog, I introduced the concept of the Window of Tolerance and shared how we all have different windows of tolerance based...

Unlearning: Kindness, Color Blindness and Racism

“Jack is the furthest thing from racist… Shame on you… I’ll defend him and his lovely family to the end of time,” the...

Let's reflect, what do we mean when we say inclusion?

There’s nothing that says America more than a warm traditional oven-baked apple pie. First, you have your choice of delicious juicy red...

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