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Providing a safe and welcoming literacy-rich environment

Fifth-grade literacy teacher Jamala Roper, of PS 179 in the Bronx, took on the challenge of providing a safe and welcoming literacy-rich environment that is also safe and conducive to the guidelines for blended learning.

A space at home that resembled my physical classroom

I wanted to create a space at home that resembled my physical classroom so that when my students saw me virtually they would feel at home. 

My own mini classroom at home

A Brooklyn kindergarten teacher creates a mini classroom to maintain a sense of normalcy while teaching from home.

Book shopping helper

I created this 'book shopping helper' this year for my students with special needs.

A flexible seating environment for high school students

"Last year, I decided I wanted to create a classroom space that was as unique as my students, a place where they would feel comfortable and want to come to class (that’s half the battle in high school, after all!). With my students’ wants and needs in mind, I created a flexible seating environment..."

A real-life composition notebook classroom

As a literacy teacher to 5th-graders, it is always my mission to develop engaging ways to influence my students to love reading and writing.

180 days of opportunities

I use my bulletin board as a way to reiterate that our students have the amazing power to grow as students and, more important, as kind people.

How to pick a book

It was my goal last school year to encourage my students to pick books to read for fun.