We're back from spring break and back to doing the job we love: teaching. While away last week, these articles, touching on wide-range of topics, caught my interest by offering ideas for improving best practices and student engagement. I hope something here will light a spark in you as we all jump into the final months of the school year.
In the wake of the March for Our Lives and recent student-led school walkouts, this New York Times article brings to light a January report on the impact of civic engagement on teenagers. Spoiler alert: it's good for them. Want to increase civic engagement in your classroom? We have ideas for you!
A piece from Chalkbeat addresses all the benefits value of looping with students (teaching the same group of students across multiple grades) in elementary school.
In an article for ASCD InService, Thomas McMurray and Eric Sheninger assert seven key attributes that great school leaders display at any level -- leading from the classroom or the top of a district.
A high school teacher goes on a quest to find the best strategies for teaching English to non-English speakers.
This Diversity and Cultural Literacy Toolkit from School Library Journal offers a strong collection of resources specifically targeted at librarians, but valuable to any educator.
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