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teaching issues and craft
Learning curve | February 1, 2018 >>
Many teachers have been using some form of flexible seating in their classrooms for years. But some teachers have begun to take flexible seating to a whole new level by replacing most or all of the traditional furniture in their classrooms with a host of other options, including wobble seats, floor pillows, crates, lap desks and beanbags.
Teacher to teacher | February 1, 2018 >>
It’s not easy to engage students in productive and meaningful discussions in math class while still using scaffolds and differentiation. This is where station teaching can help.
Teacher to teacher | January 4, 2018 >>
I help my students learn to advocate for themselves when they need time, space and quiet to process feelings or calm themselves. One strategy I’ve used with success is to create a Peace Place in my classroom.
Teacher to teacher | December 7, 2017 >>
When working on my doctoral degree in educational psychology, I embarked on a journey to explore the home-school connection for students with special needs, its challenges and the most effective ways to initiate it.
Learning curve | December 7, 2017 >>
Educators in the Bronx’s District 8 are embracing a new approach to gifted education. Known as the “schoolwide enrichment model,” it focuses not on classifying gifted individuals but rather on developing and nurturing gifted behaviors in all students.
Feature stories | November 2, 2017 >>
Thanks to its participation in the PROSE program, the Urban Assembly School of Design and Construction in Manhattan has introduced an innovative new class schedule that has given teachers and students the gift of time.
Teacher to teacher | November 2, 2017 >>
Creating a classroom culture where feedback is valued and expected requires deliberate and explicit mechanisms.
Learning curve | October 5, 2017 >>
The ASD Nest model is designed to “nest” children with autism in fully inclusive classrooms.
Teacher to teacher | October 5, 2017 >>
Here are some ideas for strengthening the professional learning community at your school.
Feature stories | September 7, 2017 >>
Brooklyn 8th-graders learn about the civil rights movement through the story of a Bronx woman who left her mark on segregated Alabama when she was about their age.
News stories | September 7, 2017 >>
In light of the events in Charlottesville, Va., in August, here are some teaching resources to help you navigate conversations in your classroom about tolerance, social justice, civil discourse and more.
Teacher to teacher | September 7, 2017 >>
Classroom circles serve as a way to build relationships and resolve conflicts in classroom communities.
Teacher to teacher | July 6, 2017 >>
Regardless of what your summer plans are, please consider adding the 3Rs: rest, rejuvenation and reflection.
Feature stories | June 1, 2017 >>
Meditation program reaping benefits for students and staff at Bronx HS for Law and Community Service.
Learning curve | June 1, 2017 >>
There’s been a seismic shift in the way teachers approach math instruction over the last few decades. Rote memorization of mathematical algorithms — or so-called “drill and kill” instruction — has given way to experiential learning.
New teacher articles | June 1, 2017 >>
With summer inching closer, here are some tips to get your classroom together, review the work you’ve done this year and commemorate a job well done.
Teacher to teacher | June 1, 2017 >>
I find my students are more active and motivated when a classmate is leading the class discussion. But what are some steps that teachers can take to create a foundation that will support meaningful accountable talk?
Learning curve | April 6, 2017 >>
Educators at PS 66 in Richmond Hill, Queens are striving to find the balance between encouraging English language learners to preserve their native language abilities and nurturing them in their burgeoning English skills while educating them alongside their native English-speaking peers.
Teacher to teacher | April 6, 2017 >>
By becoming more efficient, we can help ourselves, our current and future students, and future generations of teachers for whom we model the concept of teaching as a sustainable career rather than a draining, altruistic sprint.