Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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7 Ways to Foster Kindness in Your Virtual or Hybrid Classroom During the Pandemic

By Naomi Drew, M.A., author of Create a Culture of Kindness in Elementary School.  As teachers, we are charged with one of the most important tasks of all: shaping the futures of young people. It’s more important than ever to … Continue reading

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How to Build Empathy and Trust During Circle Time

By Lydia Bowers, author of We Listen to Our Bodies As educators, we tend to use circle time to recite the days of the week (clap, clap), sing a few songs, and introduce lessons. Instead, circle time can provide a … Continue reading

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How to Use #DisruptTexts for Transformative Learning

By Isaiah Moore Before the name Black Panther conjured images of a superhero, I’d heard it mentioned only once in school. My eleventh-grade US history teacher said blandly, “People died because of the racist beliefs of the Black Panthers. Their … Continue reading

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More Resources! Help for Special Education Students Doing Online Learning

By Lisa M. Kiss, M.Ed., contributing author Teaching Kids with Learning Difficulties in Today’s Classroom: How Every Teacher Can Help Struggling Students Succeed (Revised & Updated 3rd Edition) As the COVID-19 pandemic forced me and many other educators to enter … Continue reading

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