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Multiculturalism as a threat and multiculturalism as an asset | Rebar Jaff | TEDxErbil

Multiculturalism

Multiculturalism in the Modern World: Jen Holladay at TEDxDenverTeachers

Multiculturalism

Online Tools and Apps for Poetry

April is National Poetry Month! ReadWriteThink.org! As you’re planning poetry activities during this month (and beyond!) consider using these …

The Effect of Scoring Order on the Independence of Holistic and Analytic Scores

<b>By:</b> Nancy Robb Singer, Paul LeMahieu <b><br>Publication:</b> The Journal of Writing Assessment <b><br>Date:</b> July 19, 2012<p><b>Summary</b>: This research explores the matter of …

4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

So if this year’s National Poetry Month inspires you to give daily poetry a go in your classroom, maybe even just for the month, consider these four …

Literature

Should Students’ Grades Be Lowered for Lateness?

Recently I read a Tweet about the topic in the titular question of this post. It engendered a spirited but short lived flurry of posts. I’d like to …

More Thoughts on Feedback, Grades, and Late Work

My good friend and stellar colleague, Ken Lindblom, posted Should Students’ Grades Be Lowered for Lateness?, spurring a series of Tweets about …

Navigating a “No Zero” Policy

A “no zero” policy is receiving media attention and stirring controversy and resistance in Greenville, South Carolina.Establishing a “no zero” policy …

Comic Book Templates: An Entry Point into Nonfiction

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>RI<p>Reading Standards for Informational Text 6-12<p>9-10<p>9th & 10th Grades<p>1<p><b>Cite strong and thorough</b> …

A Reason to Read: Driving Deep Analysis

1a<p>Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one on one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on …

Text Graffiti: Previewing Challenging Topics

Lesson ObjectivePreview a topic and make predictions based on textual evidenceLength5 minQuestions to ConsiderWhat strategies does Ms. Ochoa use to …

Silent Tea Party: Pre-Reading for Challenging Texts

Lesson ObjectiveMake predictions from quotes to prepare for a challenging textLength6 minQuestions to ConsiderHow do the quotes and questionnaire …

Analyzing Texts with Storyboards

Common Core State Standards<p>ELA<p>English Language Arts<p>RL<p>Reading Standards for Literature 6-12<p>9-10<p>9th & 10th Grades<p>1<p><b>Cite strong and thorough textual</b> …

Three Teachers Talk

As I mentioned in my previous post, my family decided (on a whim and while I was away at a conference) to get a golden retriever puppy. Meet …

ILA Bridges - Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom | International Literacy Association

Plan for Success With ILA Bridges: Instructional Units for the Engaging Classroom<p>These complete literacy units, created by classroom teacher and …

When Grading Harms Student Learning

The Dreaded Zero<p>I used to give out zeros in the hopes that it would force students to do work and learn. This was a terrible idea! I'm so happy that …

Hands Up

Examining a classroom ritual<p><b>By Lisa Rosalie Eisenberg</b><p><i>Bright is made possible by funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation. Bright retains</i> …

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

Should Formative Assessments Be Graded?

Complete Coverage<p>Four experts offer their takes on the question and suggest some alternatives.<p>When asked whether assignments that are meant to inform …

Frederick Douglass, Defender of the Liberal Arts

Though he believed vocational education was key to empowerment, the former slave's writings offer a reminder that subjects like literature and philosophy are still integral to social mobility.<p>In a speech delivered at the 1894 dedication of the Manassas Industrial School for Colored Youth, which was …

Black History

The n-word: An interactive project exploring a singular word - Washington Post

Sheryll Cashin (left) is a Georgetown Law professor and author of “Place Not Race.” Paul Butler (right), also a Georgetown Law professor, is author of “Let’s Get Free: A<p>Hip-HopTheoryof Justice.”<p>Kambale Musavuli (left), who is a native of the Democratic Reublic of Congo, is a human rights advocate. …

Harper High School - Part One

Pedro Noguera - How do schools promote equity among students?

YouTube

Why I must come out

When fashion model Geena Rocero first saw a photo of herself in a bikini, "I thought ... you have arrived!" As she reveals, that's because she was …

5 Must-Watch TEDTalks That Challenge the Way We View Disability

TEDTalks often challenge us. To think differently. To learn. To be better people. To recognize a problem that needs solving. We’ve seen a handful of …

Courageous Conversations @ Whitworth: Geneva Gay

Geneva

Sonia Nieto: Diversity and Thriving in Schools 1B

Diversity

Anti-bias Education Articles

We feature 104 free downloadable (PDF) articles on anti-bias early childhood education. These articles are presented in the categories of curriculum, …

Sonia Nieto: Diversity and Thriving in Schools 1A

Diversity