Kristin Vogel

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Why we need to save social justice teaching

In 2012 the family of a white student in Jon Greenberg’s race and social justice class at The Center School filed a complaint against him with the …


Helping Children With Anxiety: What to Say to Children When They Are Anxious

Anxiety has a way of making everyone feel helpless – the ones in the midst of an anxiety attack as well as the ones beside them who would do anything …

Why Community Schools Are The Key To Our Future

We’ve got the whole world in our school.<p>John H. Reagan High School is located in northeast Austin. In the late 1990s and early 2000s, Reagan’s …

Bill de Blasio

With Public Schools Under Attack, What Would Martin Say?

This year marked the fiftieth anniversary of Mississippi Freedom Summer and the passage of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, one of the most important …

RSA ANIMATE: Changing Education Paradigms


Explainer: what is differentiation and why is it poorly understood?

Differentiation is a long word that sounds complicated but it just means teachers plan for the children who are actually in their class, instead of …


Seven books for the classroom during election season

Election season is here and teachers will be finding ways to teach their students about the election process and encourage them to develop leadership …

Alexander Hamilton

Teachers as gamers, gamers as teachers

Games can have enormous power in the learning process. Playing Minecraft or Sim City can teach young people about complex systems, creativity, …

Special Education