Student Ownership

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March 12, 2021 Using Poetry to Teach Women’s History Month

One of my favorite poems is, Still I Rise by Maya Angelou. “You may write me down in history With your…

February 22, 2021 Building Student Agency: Encouraging Voice and Choice

Many years ago, a friend of mine (who happens to be a 1st grade teacher) shared a story from her classroom. She liked to break…

February 5, 2021 Letting Go of Control

Teachers like to be in control. In their classroom, they have the responsibility to shepherd young minds, to teach them to master the standards, and…

February 3, 2021 Black History is Our American History

When a country reflects on its history, it is typically taught through the perspective of the dominant demographic. Think about that for a…

November 13, 2020 Think Happy Thoughts: Building Confidence without Arrogance

I grew up as part of the “Disney Generation”. My peers and I were given this moniker by our elders for two reasons. One was…

October 7, 2020 On Newness and Normalcy: Creating Structure for Your Students

Normal. These days, “normal” feels nostalgic — a reminder that the world wasn’t always apocalyptically strange. We long for the way…

September 18, 2020 5 Hispanic Heroes Your Students Should Know

Every year, from September 15th to October 15th, the United States celebrates National Hispanic Heritage Month. It’s a time when we as citizens recognize and…

September 14, 2020 Weekly Graders Rarely Make History

When I was a freshman in high school, my afternoons consisted of two classes: Mathematics and History. Both classes were taught by experienced teachers who…