This blog shares ideas, research and opinion about how to support great teaching and create vibrant classrooms.
Each year brings a steady stream of new opportunities and challenges for educators, and 2017 was particularly difficult. In the midst of it all, there remains one clear source of hope: our students.
How challenging classes, supportive teachers, and inspiring books are preparing 12-year-old Alana to become a civil rights lawyer.
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We're celebrating the back-to-school season by launching a new collection of essays by the winners of the Fishman Prize, our annual award honoring exemplary teachers.
In Florida, Brevard County Schools Superintendent Dr. Desmond Blackburn discusses his five steps for effective community engagement, and why selfies and spreadsheets are at the heart of his community engagement strategy.
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A kid discusses how great relationships with teachers of color prepared him to succeed in college—and inspired him to pursue a career in education.
Fourth-grade student Lewis discusses his goal of becoming an engineer, and why he wants more group projects (but not more homework) from his teachers.
A 10th grader discusses her dreams and aspirations—and how teachers can help her achieve them.
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April Inez Kaplowitz