Students and teachers at some Baltimore schools recently observed the national "Black Lives Matter Week of Action in Schools" initiative. Students at one middle school looked at a TED talk with founders of the Black Lives Matter movement, while students in an English class read poems by black authors and wrote their own poems about a founding principle of the movement.
All sixth-graders at a Nebraska school created a product and a sold it to other students as the culminating project of their economics unit. The annual project is a tradition of the school's sixth grade and teaches students the value of money and teamwork, teacher Leslie Gubbels said.
Speech skills are essential to preparing students for the workforce, writes educator and teaching coach Heather Wolpert-Gawron. In this blog post, she describes how she teaches oral skills, including using TED talks and Ignite Talks as scaffolds and examples for her students to model in their own work.
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A Massachusetts school district has started bilingual classes for students who recently evacuated from Puerto Rico and moved to the area. The classes aim to allow students to learn in their native language as they settle into a routine in a new community.
Teachers who build a community with fellow educators are more likely to stay in the profession, asserts instructional coach Meagan England. In this blog post, she shares how she uses blogs, Facebook groups and Twitter to keep connected and engaged.
Students in the Breaking Boundaries class at a Pennsylvania middle school have connected with Israeli and Arab peers at two schools in Israel to work on shared assignments virtually and to learn about one another. The students discuss their cultures, similarities and differences, plus universal topics such as acceptance and how to treat others.
Some people who self-identify as European-American or white are learning they have African-American heritage after taking DNA tests from companies such as AncestryDNA and 23andMe. The discovery of being multiracial can take some by surprise and create a range of emotions, including vulnerability and happiness, according to this article.