From Teacher to Learning Guide

From Teacher to Learning Guide

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Recently, some of my students have accused me of "not teaching”. You see, when we give the students the keys to their own education,...
The Arts In Your Classroom in 2017

The Arts in Your Classroom in 2017

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Have you been hearing about Arts Integration lately? It has been around for decades  but has really become an education buzzword in recent years....

How to Talk About Religion

Earlier this year, the Supreme Court of Canada affirmed the constitutionality of Quebec's new Ethics and Religious Culture Program, a mandatory K-12 curriculum intended...

Two Shifts Educators Can Make to Improve Outcomes for LGBTQ Students

New research published by AERA details the psychological and educational outcomes for lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and questioning (LGBTQ) students, as compared to their...

What’s for Lunch?

This isn't about the unhealthy lunches at our schools, nor the growing concern of childhood obesity--it's quite the opposite. At Briarcliff High School in...

Make Someday Today: Sign the Whole Child Petition

Ask your state board of education to stand for policies and practices that support the whole child--Sign the Whole Child petition. Someday happens. We saw...

When Students Green Your School, Minds Grow

A well-designed environmental project can help improve students' reading and writing skills while also engaging them in meaningful work that reduces your school's carbon...

Gov. Patrick Champions Whole Child

Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick stands for the whole child. In his recent commencement address at U. Mass. in Boston, Patrick gave voice to the...

Five Elements of Personalized Learning in Finland

I've been keenly interested in personalizing secondary schools in the United States, so it was affirming to see the degree to which Finnish schools...

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