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Writing to Learn Math

In what ways might middle-grade students’ math agency deepen by writing about their learning or discoveries in math class, including, but not limited to, journaling, explaining math ideas, and writing conjectures and proofs about their mathematical discoveries?  (continue reading)

How Curious George Showed Me I Wasn't Meeting the Needs of My Black Boys

I knew I had work to do within my classroom library to ensure black boys saw themselves not just in their race and gender in books but in their intersecting identities, meaning books that represented their race, gender, interests, and/or experiences.  (continue reading)

The Reading Revolution: How One Community Fought for Book Access and Won

Over the years, the “library” space came to be used for professional development, math labs, anything but literacy programming, and collection development slowed down significantly.  (continue reading)

Quiet Wonderment

Witnessing a roomful of students typing or scribbling away, occasionally pausing to ponder a point or reconsider a sentence—this is teacher bliss. But how do we guide them to a place where they are writing for more than their teacher, for more than a grade?  (continue reading)

Teacher Vulnerability and Student Engagement: Striving for Authenticity in Middle School

Whether teacher vulnerability leads to an increase in student engagement is yet to be determined. However, an initial survey responses suggest students crave and appreciate authenticity.  (continue reading)

We Are What We Read: The Quest to Expand Our Identities as Readers

Heinemann fellow Julie Kwon Jee has this question: In what ways does a continuous exploration of identity via literature and personal reflection increase engagement and encourage students to become active participants in choosing the books they read both inside and outside their classrooms?  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Impacting Pedagogy with Identity Work

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content...  (continue reading)

On the Podcast: Exploring Identity Work with Heinemann Fellow Minjung Pai

This week on the Heinemann Podcast we’re learning about the importance of personal identity work in education. To understand this work better, and its impact on teachers, we’re handing this week’s podcast over to Heinemann Fellow, Minjung Pai.  (continue reading)

Crossing the Creative Desert

There is a better way than teaching to district assessments and high-stakes college entrance exams. Though we may have to teach a type of formulaic writing, we don’t have to abandon the work that truly matters to our students.  (continue reading)

PLC Series: Stereotypes as an Enemy of Equity

Welcome back to the PLC Series for the 2018-19 school year! Each month, we'll share a post designed to provoke thinking and discussion through a simple framework, incorporating mini-collections of linked content...  (continue reading)

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