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A student sits and works at a laptop computer.
You have already built a classroom culture that can carry you and your students through the year, with a few adaptations.
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An instructor appears on a computer screen delivering an online college lesson.
Set norms. Check emotional health. And remember that your students might already be pretty good at this.
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An image of a COVID-19 virus.
Caroline Watts says parents can help kids feel stable, safe, and secure while also taking the outbreak very seriously.
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Christine Cunningham discusses engineering during a panel discussion.
Christine Cunningham, winner of the Harold W. McGraw, Jr. Prize in Education, shares ideas for teaching engineering to students of any age.
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Children stand in a circle in a classroom.
Restorative justice has the potential to transform school cultures across the intersections of race, class, gender, ability, and sexuality to better serve all our communities.
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Penn GSE doctoral students Janay Garrett, Daris McInnis, Christopher R. Rogers, Laronnda Thompson, and Latricia Whitfield pose for a portrait.
This month, five Penn GSE doctoral students tell us the Black history they wish someone had taught them in school.
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A student and a school counselor use dolls during a counseling session.
Parents and kids avoid the counselor’s office because they are afraid they, or their child, won’t be seen as “normal.” It's time to break the taboo.
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A U.S. Census worker approaches a house.
Focusing on actions & 3 more ideas for making political issues teachable moments.
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A selection of books from the 2019 Best Books list arranged in a suitcase
Ebony Elizabeth Thomas, expert in children’s literature, releases her 5th annual list filled with stories of perseverance, love, loss, and self-discovery that children and young adults can relate to, escape into, and cherish.
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Children raise their hands while sitting on a mat in Kindergarten classroom
In the latest issue, we look at how families can help kids develop the skills to conquer kindergarten.
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