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Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Giving students the opportunity to engage intellectually with their peers

Online learning has quickly assumed a front-and-center position in high schools and colleges, having already been predicted to transform higher education forever. For younger students, its potential is less clear....
Author: Deanna Kuhn, Mariel Halpern
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Under a Microscope

Under a Microscope

An African American first-year teacher on perseverance and an unwavering focus on student success

The 2%. No, I am not referring to the milk. No, I am not referring to my phone battery. The 2% indicates the percentage of African American male educators in America. As most people are aware, African American males...
Author: Brian Bowman
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Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Sudden Shift: Reflections on Online Learning

Lessons learned about humanity, what’s essential, and being prepared

Managing the shift to online instruction at the outset of a pandemic brings to mind the truth that we can hardly call this a “shift.” It was more of a drastic change and philosophical realignment in...
Author: Jason D. DeHart
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Reimagining Success

Reimagining Success

It’s not about back to normal, it’s about creating our new and better story

Back in March, before I felt like an unwilling participant in the Hunger Games, I looked at The Great Pause caused by COVID-19 as an opportunity to reevaluate what I liked from my previous, unquarantined life, and...
Author: Amber Chandler
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Student Success Redefined

Student Success Redefined

It’s not about a test score, it’s about taking ownership of the learning journey

Imagine all the people Living life in peace You may say I'm a dreamer But I'm not the only one I hope some day you'll join us And the world will be as one. --John...
Author: Jennifer Ingold
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How Do You Spell Student Success? G-r-o-w-t-h

How Do You Spell Student Success? G-r-o-w-t-h

A teacher team shares ideas for tapping into student engagement to promote growth

In room E8, at Northside Middle School in Roanoke County, Virginia, we view student success as a significant growth over previous math achievement scores. What does significant growth entail, you might ask? We...
Author: Ruby Voss, Amber Benson
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There’s Energy in the Air

There’s Energy in the Air

Using design thinking to prepare students to be leaders and changemakers

Empathize, Define, Ideate, Prototype, Test. These are the building blocks of the design thinking process, a process that has been accessed time and time again by successful start-ups and other businesses...
Author: Jamie Silverman
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Building Students’ Civic Identities

Building Students’ Civic Identities

Analyzing presidential campaign messages to help students become informed citizens

During the middle school years, students are trying to figure out who they are. Their identities are malleable and constantly changing based on different life experiences. Social studies teachers need to utilize...
Author: Jeremiah Clabough, Ph.D.
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Am I Part of the We in “We the People…”?

Am I Part of the We in “We the People…”?

Applying the Constitution to an eighth grader

"We the People of the United States..." Seven simple words. Words that were meant to bring unity to a young country that was floundering a bit in its early stages. Words that will get many adults (ages 35 and up)...
Author: Kevin DuRoss
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Exploring Socially Conscious Themes

Exploring Socially Conscious Themes

A structured activity that engages students in critical thinking through meaningful conversation

When considering exploring socially conscious themes with middle school students, including such topics as racial and social inequality, poverty, environmental protection, and LGBTQ rights amongst many...
Author: Karen Moroz, Ed.D., Jennifer Carlson, Ph.D.
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