TCHERS' VOICE / Lesson Planning

“Just in Time” Promising Practices For Educators By Educators

By Showcase Schools
December 14, 2018

In New York City, a team of folks are gathering promising practices from all over town and providing peeks into classrooms to observe, learn, and garner new ideas. Take a look at the videos below

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TCHERS' VOICE / Educating for Democracy

Move Over Debate, It’s Time to Deliberate

By Heather Van Benthuysen and Erica Hodgin
December 13, 2018

Do you find yourself shying away from political dialogue or even avoiding it at all costs these days? If so, you’re not alone. In fact, 53% of Americans say talking about politics with people they

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TCHERS' VOICE / Differentiation

Using Line-Up Time for Extra Learning Opportunities

By Brett Bigham
December 07, 2018

Editor's Note: We've asked Special Education teacher Brett Bigham to look at videos in Tch's library and tell us how he would adapt them for the wide range of learning abilities seen in today's classrooms.

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TCHERS' VOICE / Engagement

Bridging the Home-School PBL Connection: 5 Wins When Involving Parents

By Jennifer Pieratt
November 29, 2018

As an educator, I like many of you, have been so pleased to see the recent focus on addressing the holistic needs of children through Social and Emotional Learning (SEL). The push in recent research and resources

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TCHERS' VOICE / Differentiation

Monster Match: Using Art to Improve Writing

By Brett Bigham
November 15, 2018

Every elementary teacher knows the power of good illustrations within a book. During our early reading days, when books are often more pictures than words, we learn to look at the drawings and pictures to

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