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Teaching and Relationship-Building Must Be Culturally Responsive

When teachers take on the work of culturally responsive teaching, they commit to ensuring that marginalized students not only can, but will improve their school achievement.  (continue reading)

Are Our Teacher-Student Relationships Strong Enough?

Reflection is an essential practice to relationship-building. We cannot always be our best selves but reflection helps us prepare for a better future with students.  (continue reading)

The Many Ways In Which Scientists Use Literacy

Until fairly recently, many committed science educators downplayed the idea that reading and writing play an important role in learning science.  (continue reading)

Reading, Writing, and Talking Like Scientists

Scientists engage with text differently than professionals in other domains  (continue reading)

An Argument for Cross-Disciplinary Learning

The goal of our education system can no longer be to impart a set body of scientific knowledge...  (continue reading)

The Teacher's Role in Math Fact Fluency

Teachers play a vital role in building students’ number sense and fluency with number combinations.  (continue reading)

The Phases of Learning Facts for Addition and Subtraction

Meaningful and effective learning of number facts involves three phases. Let's consider each in turn.  (continue reading)

Teaching for Authentic Fluency, Not Rote Memorization

Learning these facts is not about rote memorization. Seeing and using patterns, and building relationships, can free children’s cognitive resources to be used in other tasks.  (continue reading)

A Mindset for Culturally Relevant Teaching

You've decided to engage in culturally relevant teaching, but you're probably wondering what that will look like in your classroom. If you're like most teachers, you want some clarity. But before identifying strategies and tools, it's important to develop mindsets that allow you to do the work.  (continue reading)

Defining Culturally Responsive Teaching

Teachers who engage in these practices understand the importance of culture to teaching, learning, growing, and developing.  (continue reading)

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