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Teacher to teacher | February 4, 2016 >>

The value of letting our students' ideas propel classroom work came home to me most dramatically when my students last year found old artifacts hiding in a gap in our classroom closet.

Teacher to teacher | January 7, 2016 >>

As teachers, we want our students to view reading as a pleasurable experience — not just as something that is required of them. The following ideas may help in your quest to create that enjoyment.

Teacher to teacher | December 3, 2015 >>

One strategy for bringing learning to life in your high school classroom is to have your students take on the role of characters from the past or from literature.

Teacher to teacher | November 5, 2015 >>

Mathematics is a difficult subject to teach. But every one of our students is capable of jaywalking. They are capable of determining how far they should risk going into the ocean. It’s just that sometimes they don’t know how to express it or they haven’t had the opportunity to express it in a way that makes sense to them.

Teacher to teacher | October 1, 2015 >>

Cultivating and celebrating trust and respect among adolescents in New York City is what student-written YCTeen magazine is all about. Teachers in New York City public high schools can get the print magazine for free.

Teacher to teacher | September 10, 2015 >>

To get high-needs students to grow, learn to connect with and appreciate the arts, art teachers need to frontload with materials, vocabulary, sentence starters and time in the museums and galleries of New York City.

Teacher to teacher | July 10, 2015 >>

Grammar isn’t typically a favorite part of English language arts for students or teachers.

Teacher to teacher | June 4, 2015 >>

Your first foray into technology and online units can be a toe dip. Use the resources and skills you already have to create something that will work for your students. 

Teacher to teacher | May 7, 2015 >>

Think alouds are also a great way to assess if your students are understanding the material. If they are able to explain how they reached their answer, then you know they wholly understand what are you teaching, rather than just taking a guess. 

Teacher to teacher | April 2, 2015 >>

Core Knowledge Language Arts, a Common Core-aligned ELA curriculum for elementary schools, has considerable strengths, though like all curricula, it’s not perfect out of the box.

Teacher to teacher | March 5, 2015 >>

I started a class contest among the sections of middle school students that I teach. Not only has it motivated individual students to be on task, but it has encouraged students to help their peers.

Teacher to teacher | February 5, 2015 >>

By guiding my students, I helped them overcome their insecurities with answering multiple-choice questions. Even my lowest-achieving students gained confidence as they actually asked for more multiple-choice questions to practice these strategies on.

Teacher to teacher | January 8, 2015 >>

The overarching question for all pedagogues remains the same: How do you get students to be engaged in learning while keeping their own interests in mind — and without losing your own mind? 

Teacher to teacher | December 4, 2014 >>

Much like our 21st-century students, teachers today need be connected. As we become less isolated within the walls of our classrooms, opportunities to tune in and take learning into our own hands present themselves regularly — if we know where to look.

Teacher to teacher | November 6, 2014 >>

There is something all students get — a universal language everyone understands: positive reinforcement.

Teacher to teacher | October 2, 2014 >>

A 5th-grade teacher discovers the value of using artifacts in the classroom during lessons.

Teacher to teacher | September 4, 2014 >>

Do you count down the minutes at work or leave feeling defeated? Here are some tips about teaching that they didn’t teach you in college.

Teacher to teacher | June 26, 2014 >>

When I was in high school, my 10th-grade English teacher at Edward R. Murrow, Lou Frederick, changed the way I perceived the world. Frederick did this through a system called the “Deep Board,” which captivated our interests while doubling as a tool of positive reinforcement for our deep thoughts.

Teacher to teacher | June 5, 2014 >>

With our society’s increasing reliance on technology, writing and publishing have become immediate and public. Students no longer have to write only for an audience of one.

Teacher to teacher | May 15, 2014 >>

As teachers, we have all dealt with a child who is difficult to reach, and teaching that particular student can be a struggle. Here are some tips to assist you.

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