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A Note from Lucy Calkins

Last week, Lucy published a Facebook post in response to recent reports that she and her colleagues at TCRWP had changed or updated their thinking. We invite you to read her words.  (continue reading)

How to Instill Students with a Sense of Civic Engagement

If our students are to become the citizens our society needs, we need to prepare them for this struggle.  (continue reading)

Teaching for Social Justice

If we truly want to disrupt societal injustices, we have to help students first question then disassemble the particular beliefs and practices that maintain oppression.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Demystifying the Writing Process with Kelly Boswell

What do we do when students are reluctant to write? The most important thing to remember is that it's the conditions, not the kids.   (continue reading)

New Ways to Think About Vocabulary Instruction

We can shift the focus from memorizing word meanings for the sake of memorizing them, to making word learning more meaningful and engaging across the whole school day.  (continue reading)

Not All Mistakes Are Good: Identifying the Types of Mistakes Teachers Make

Mistakes are necessary on our path to learning. Knowing that there are different types helps reduce negative errors and increase and welcome positive ones.  (continue reading)

How Book Clubs Can Thrive In Both Physical And Virtual Classrooms

In times when book access can be challenging, it is important to know that there are a variety of ways for book clubs to thrive in our physical and virtual classrooms.  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Reading, Writing, and Speaking for Change

Your classroom can be a place for students to experience what it means to live in community with others, to overcome differences, and to ask the questions.  (continue reading)

Coping With Teacher Burnout During a Pandemic

Are you flirting with burnout? Overwhelmed by what it takes to teach in a pandemic? Join the conversation around finding ways to cope and even thrive during these challenging times.  (continue reading)

Shifting Your Teaching Toward Digital

Distance learning lessons and teaching strategies for the virtual classroom from the authors of Read The World and Amplify, Kristin Ziemke and Katie Muhtaris.  (continue reading)

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