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TNTP Re-imagine Teaching

What If We Better Understood How Students Experience School? 

In our upcoming national report, we take the radical step—for us and for our field at large—of asking kids themselves about their schooling.

Amanda Kocon

What a Fourth Grader Taught Me About Supporting ELL Students Like Her

“Even as a bilingual educator from a family of immigrants, I made a lot of assumptions in my effort to support my ELL students.”

Cristina Marks

Who Are the Next Bold Leaders in Education?

We’re looking for bold activists, innovative entrepreneurs, creative problem-solvers: anyone with big ideas for helping students of color thrive in school—and in life.

Rasheed Meadows

How Can My Kids Be Honor Roll Students and Still Not Read at Grade Level?

"I feel like the school is taking advantage of me by making me believe my kids are learning, but the state evaluations show otherwise.”

Esmeralda Fabián Romero

Let the Kids Speak: Roshely, High School Student from New York City

A 16-year-old discusses why graduating is important. “My mom cares a lot about me getting my diploma. Some of our family members didn’t complete high school, and she’s seen how hard it can be to improve your life without an education.”

April Inez Kaplowitz

Higher Literacy Standards Help Students Succeed in School—and in Life

Too often, discussions of academic standards gloss over the importance of core academic skills and the knowledge necessary to navigate the literacy challenges of everyday life

Ben Jackson

Four Ways to Strengthen Partnerships with Families of ELL Students

Families of English Language Learners aren’t a rare exception—they’re a valuable part of school communities, and it’s time to treat them like partners.

Editorial Staff

The Most Important Questions School Leaders Should Ask Community Members

“To me, authentic engagement means going out into the neighborhood and listening to people. Meeting people where they are, under their circumstances. Sometimes that can feel uncomfortable for folks.”

Jessica Wilbanks

Equity in Schools, One Student at a Time

Personalized learning has the power to make each student equally important.

Dan Weisberg

What Is Your School’s Dress Code Telling Students?

When we tell students they have to "be this" or "look like that" to succeed, we are using our power to minimize and dehumanize young people.

Kenya Bradshaw

Why Some Teachers Helped Me Succeed, and Some Didn’t

At only seven years old, I could tell the difference between teachers that cared and those that didn’t—I think all kids can.

Niara Riddick

Language Isn’t a Barrier—It’s an Opportunity

Serving over 4,500 English language learners, Durham Public Schools knows the vital role families of English language learners play in student success.

Editorial Staff

A California Education School is Changing the Rubric to Put Kids First

Last year, the CSU Chico School of Education began using the TNTP Core Rubric to train its teachers—and made critical changes to the tool to meet the unique needs of California’s classrooms.

Erin Grogan and Amy Hammerle

Debating Social Issues in the Middle School Classroom

Fifth-grade English students cut through the noise of current events to form their own identities and perspectives at a time when their community—and their families—feel threatened.

Maria Morfin

Let Compassion Lead: Shadow a Student

By spending a day with a student, educators gain new perspectives on many aspects of what kids are dealing with at school—from learning to loneliness to lunch.

sam seidel

6 Ways to Teach Black History All Year Round

Tips, lesson plans, and teaching tools for giving students rich exposure to black history throughout the school year—and not just in February.

Editorial Staff

To Close the Teacher Diversity Gap, Start with Education Schools

CEO Dan Weisberg considers the gap between the number of teachers and students of color—and the role teacher education programs play in perpetuating it.

Dan Weisberg

Black Panther Proves That Our Kids Need More Black Superheroes in the Classroom

Let’s take a cue from “Black Panther” and ensure kids have role models who look like them, both onscreen and in the classroom.

Kenya Bradshaw

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