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3 LGBTQ Heroes for the Classroom

3 LGBTQ Heroes for the Classroom

As LGBTQ Pride Month wraps up, here are 3 people we highlighted for 2022 that we think are worthy of mention in an LGBT-inclusive curriculum. Alan Turing Turing is credited as the creator of modern computer science and AI. He put his talent to use breaking German codes during World War II. James Baldwin Baldwin … Continue reading

5 Ways to Create Inclusive Classrooms

5 Ways to Create Inclusive Classrooms

When students can feel safe, they can focus on learning. Creating a classroom environment that is friendly and inclusive involves a 360-degree look at your teaching methods and materials. Here are 5 ways to create inclusive classrooms. 1. Prepare for teachable moments Planning for teachable moments will make a difference in developing a safe learning … Continue reading

Overview: Pandemic Educational Funding [Infographic]

Overview: Pandemic Educational Funding [Infographic]

K-12 ESSER funds represent an unprecedented investment in education. Here’s your brief educational funding overview. Infographic text: Overview: Pandemic-related Educational Funding *After schools voiced concerns over spending ARP fund by September 30, 2024, The U.S. Department of Education announced on May 13, 2022, that it will consider requests for 18-month extensions in light of schools … Continue reading

3 Ways Teachers Can Be (SEL)fish

3 Ways Teachers Can Be (SEL)fish

The Great Resignation of 2021 continues to plaque employers into 2022, and K-12 schools are not immune. Teachers continue to take on extra roles to fill in gaps left by colleagues who resigned, which will only accelerate burnout. As schools scramble to find substitutes and hire replacement teachers,  educators may find the most immediate relief … Continue reading

Rethinking Math Education to boost STEM Equity

Weed-Out Math Classes Must Go Promising tech and other STEM careers may continue being out of reach for many students if college math departments treat calculus classes as weed-out classes for math majors. A five-year study published in 2019 explores STEM undergraduate attrition and suggests a link between college calculus and students abandoning STEM majors. … Continue reading