Teaching Strategies to Build Student Confidence

Today’s topic comes from TeachHub.com, an organization dedicated to providing a comprehensive collection of relevant and up-to-date K-12 education news and editorials.

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Teaching Tolerance: Teaching in the Shadow of Trauma

The following is an article from Teaching Tolerance, an organization that provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

When we teachers get a so-called “problem child” in class, it’s crucial to ask ourselves, “What is causing this behavior to manifest? What is occurring in this child’s life that we can’t see?”

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826CHI Justice & Equity Dialogues

With social and racial injustices affecting young people on a daily basis, we — the educators, volunteers, and caring adults of 826CHI — strive to raise our awareness of these issues in order to best support our students. Once a month, 826CHI’s staff convenes for the “Justice & Equity Dialogues,” a space that allows us to take turns leading a conversation about issues that affect our students, as well as reflect upon the role we play in cultivating a diverse and inclusive third space for learning and self-expression in our students’ lives. In this place, separate from school and home, our students know that caring and supportive adults are there to help them experience success.

You can find the link to our Archived JEDI Meetings here.

Teaching Tolerance: School Is No Place for Class(ism)

23985633118_b73ec77be2_zThe following is an article from Teaching Tolerance, an organization that provides free resources to educators—teachers, administrators, counselors and other practitioners—who work with children from kindergarten through high school.

The language that educators use to address students can maintain and reinforce class structures and classist attitudes. The antidote? Anti-classist language.

By: Nichole Berg

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