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Building From Children’s Strengths

This essay discusses what the childhood perspective offers–and what we would lose were we deprived of it. In that context it discusses current threats to childhood and the effects of these threats on education, the strength and potential of our humanness, with special emphasis on children’s own strengths as a basis for their education and the power of collective thought, […]

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How might STEAM notebooks power your Write Out 2022?

Dear friends of Write Out, As you already know, this year’s event Write Out is STEAM-Powered and will run October 9-23. And that STEAM-Powered Write Out will use notebooks and journals that inspire observing, describing, and annotating just like STEAM professionals do! Why notebooks you may ask?  Learning from the authors of Composing Science: A Facilitator’s Guide to Writing in the Science Classroom we […]

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Who Keeps a Journal?

Kevin Hodgson writes: A number of years ago, Brian Kelley shared a folder with me of images of notebooks and journals from famous artists, scientists, writers, athletes and more. It was an intriguing look at how scribbles and margins and notes were being used. I tucked the folder away in Google Drive and sort of forgot about it. As we began to think […]

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Interactive Science Notebooks – Write Out 2022

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Paul’s Portfolio

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Field Notes

Scientists use many tools to conduct and analyze their research. A field notebook is one of them. The data we collect at the Northeast Coastal and Barrier Network is from on-site, in the field visits to each of the parks within our network. This means a significant chunk of our data, including quantitative measurements and numbers and qualitative observations, are […]

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Set Up Your Portfolio  

We invite you to set up a digital space for your portfolio using Web Stories. What we are inviting you to make: When you are done with this activity, you will have created a Web Story with three sections – one for each of the Habits of Mind that you have chosen – and blank pages that you will fill […]

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Youth Voices Turns Twenty: Oh, The Places You’ll Go!

What has changed in the two decades since we launched Youth Voices might be described as a digital transformation of tools into platforms. In a recent book, two researchers point to this kind of change as one to welcome in order to embrace The Digital Mindset we need to thrive today. “The rapid scaling of computational power means that digital technologies […]

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Zines at Upward Bound Delaware Tech Summer 2022

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Upward Bound at Delaware Tech 2022

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Read and Write Comments About Other Letters to Colleagues on Youth Voices.

We invite you to explore “Letters to Colleagues” by your peers that are published on Youth Voices and to respond with your insights and thoughts. Using Youth Voices Guides, elaborate and expand on your ideas using a structure that feels comfortable to you. What we are inviting you to make: When you are done with this activity, you will have […]

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A Multimodal Scrapbook about Multimodal Literacy

Use these multimodal resources to inspire comments and replies about your own multimodal learning experiences and how you might design multimodal learning and composing for your students. With all due respect the the resources we have collected here, a careful reading of each of them is not our intention. Instead, we want you to look quickly on the left side […]

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Read and Write Comments About Other Descriptive Reviews on Youth Voices.

We invite you to explore Descriptive Reviews by your peers that are published on Youth Voices and to respond with your insights and thoughts. Using Youth Voices Guides, elaborate and expand on your ideas using a structure that feels comfortable to you. What we are inviting you to make: When you are done with this activity, you will have remarked […]

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Write a Descriptive Review of a Child

We invite you to describe a student — an actual student or one you create — who you might encounter in a future class. In a Youth Voices Doc write a portrait of a youth, making up details about how they interact with the texts, languages, and problems of your discipline. What we are inviting you to make: When you […]

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Read and Annotate Examples of Descriptive Review

We invite you to notice and note how the Descriptive Review of A Child protocol is applied in several examples. On NowComment, you will read several examples of child profiles and comment on what stands out to you about both the learner and the way that the descriptive review of the learner was composed. What we are inviting you to […]

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Read and annotate Pat Carini’s Descriptive Review of A Child in NowComment.

We invite you to read and annotate The Descriptive Review of a Child Protocol. This protocol was developed by Pat Carini to support a reflective process around students and their work. On NowComment, you will comment on and react to the process described in the article. What we are inviting you to make: While you read The Descriptive Review of […]

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10 Self & 10 World Questions

We invite you to write 10 SELF and 10 WORLD QUESTIONS (plus keywords or #hashtags) to find What we are inviting you to make: When you finish this activity, you will have a new update on your Youth Voices wall for the DOC where you have written. Three Examples of 10 Self & 10 World Questions (with Keywords or #tags) How […]

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Post Bio with Audio and an Image

We invite you to create a multimodal discussion post on Youth Voices to introduce yourself to the other members of your class and the wider YV community! What we are inviting you to make: This might be your first post on Youth Voices. Welcome! We call these published documents “discussion posts” because we see each of them as the beginning […]

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Write and Record Your Bio

We invite you to introduce yourself to the Youth Voices community of youth, teachers, and mentors. Write and record a Bio that will be one of your first discussion posts on the site. What we are inviting you to make When you are done with this activity, you will have the text and a recording ready to put up as […]

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Make Personal Connections to the Habits of Mind

We invite you to read and annotate a foundational text about the “16 Habits of Mind” proposed by Arthur L. Costa and Bena Kallick “to create a more thoughtful, cooperative, compassionate generation of people who skillfully work to resolve social, environmental, economic and political problems.” (https://www.habitsofmindinstitute.org/about-us/) Use a tool called NowComment to make comments on Costa’s “descriptions for 16 of […]

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“What Makes Me Who I Am?”: Using Artifacts as Cosmopolitan Invitations

As a classroom researcher, Tiffany DeJaynes revisited the curriculum of an English elective she helped design and found students using artifacts to investigate personal identity and create community Objects surely don’t talk. Or do they?—DANIEL MILLER, THE COMFORT OF THINGS In her artifact presentation, Sara held up a ring her father gave her from Guatemala and said, “It makes me […]

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Fire Keeper’s Daughter 5 – Chapters 45 – 57

PART III NINGAABII’AN (WEST) IN THE WESTERN DIRECTION THE JOURNEY FOCUSES ON THE RIPENED BERRIES AND THE HARVEST, A TIME OF CONSTANT CHANGE. CHAPTER 45 I love camping. The smoky scent fills the air and burrows into fabric, hair, and skin. Hold on. It’s camping but mixed with stale air. A closed- up, musty space. My head throbs with my […]

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The Fire Keeper’s Daughter 4 – Chapters 31 – 44

CHAPTER 31 That is more money than we’ve ever kept in our shared account.A sick feeling washes over me.Is Levi involved?It’s ludicrous. There must be a plausible reason why Levi would keep so much money in our account. I’m certain of it.The bank lady asks if I’m still there.“Uh-huh,” I manage.“The statement for September’s activity will mail out on Monday. […]

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Learning and Transfer

Processes of learning and the transfer of learning are central to understanding how people develop important competencies. Learning is important because no one is born with the ability to function competently as an adult in society. It is especially important to understand the kinds of learning experiences that lead to transfer, defined as the ability to extend what has been […]

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Chapter 2 – How Experts Differ from Novices

People who have developed expertise in particular areas are, by definition, able to think effectively about problems in those areas. Understanding expertise is important because it provides insights into the nature of thinking and problem solving. Research shows that it is not simply general abilities, such as memory or intelligence, nor the use of general strategies that differentiate experts from […]

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Moxie 5

CHAPTER TWENTY-ONE I pull open the heavy door of the VFW hall and am immediately overtaken by the scent of stale cigarette smoke. “Phew, it smells like our den before my dad quit,” says Claudia, wrinkling her nose. Lucy, Sara, Kaitlyn, and Meg are with us, too. We all blink as our eyes adjust to the semi-darkness of the wood-paneled […]

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Moxie 4

CHAPTER SIXTEEN I smooth out the pages of Moxie’s next issue on the couch. The glow of the Christmas tree in the corner of our den casts a soft golden light over the pages. “Looks cool,” Seth says. “Did I show you what I’m putting inside each one?” I ask, handing him a stack of round, palm-sized stickers. “Badass,” Seth answers, […]

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Fire Keeper’s Daughter 3 – Chapter 21 – 30

Chapter 21 On Saturday, I stare at the Tribe’s billboard on my way through downtown. Despair drops anchor in the pit of my stomach. The left side has NEVER FORGET in white letters on a dark background. Heather’s senior picture, along with her description and the phone number for Tribal Police, fills the other half. It isn’t until I pass […]

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Moxie 3 – Chapters 11 – 15

CHAPTER ELEVEN It’s early November and chilly enough that my bathrobe over my jeans and T-shirt feels good and not too hot. But my cheeks are still burning from nervousness as I walk toward the front doors of East Rockport High. On my morning walk to school, I stopped half a block away to slip the bathrobe on over my […]

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Notice & Note Instructions (NowComment)

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Happening Yesterday, Happened Tomorrow

Teaching the ongoing murders of black men Emmett Till.Medgar Evers.Henry Dumas.Fred Hampton.Mulugeta Seraw.Amadou Diallo.Sean Bell.Oscar Grant.Trayvon Martin.Jordan Davis.Eric Garner.Michael Brown. There is a history in our country of white men killing unarmed black boys and men with little to no consequence. I taught the murders of Sean Bell and Amadou Diallo, using Willie Perdomo’s “Forty-One Bullets Off-Broadway” as the model […]

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Fire Keeper’s Daughter 2 – Chapters 11 – 20

CHAPTER 11 My mother hands me a pill and a glass of water. Watches as I drink. Helps me into bed as I begin to shiver and my teeth chatter. She is the steady one now. I have a faint memory of shaking like this during my coming-of-age fast at fourteen on Sugar Island. For two nights and two days […]

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Moxie 2 – Chapters 6-10

CHAPTER SIX I always push the cart when my mom and I go grocery shopping so my mom can focus on the list—written on paper, of course. It’s been that way since I was in middle school. “Black beans or refried?” she asks me, examining the canned goods in front of her. “Refried.” “Black beans are healthier.” “Refried.” My mother […]

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Wesam’s Copy of Plot Analysis

Recently, I read  Born A Crime, by Trevor Noah.  I appreciated how it made me as a reader so invested in the book. This story telling was really great and Trevor himself reading the book made it better because of the fact that he experienced it and wrote a book about it makes you feel better and inspires to do […]

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Fire Keeper’s Daughter 1 – Chapters 1-10

For my parents, Donna and Henry Boulley Sr., and their love of stories I am a frozen statue of a girl in the woods. Only my eyes move, darting from the gun to their startled expression. Gun. Shock. Gun. Disbelief. Gun. Fear. THA-THUM-THA-THUM-THA-THUM.The snub-nosed revolver shakes with tiny tremors from the jittery hand aiming at my face.I’m gonna die.My nose […]

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Moxie 1 – Chapters 1-5

For all the teenage women fighting the good fight. And for my twelfth-grade Current Topics teacher for calling me a feminazi in front of the entire class. You insulted me, but you also sparked my interest in feminism, so really, the joke is on you. Revenge is best served cold, you jerk. CHAPTER ONE My English teacher, Mr. Davies, rubs […]

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Buffalo shooting victims: ‘Hero’ guard and a teacher who was a ‘pillar of the community’ are among 10 killed

(CNN) A retired police lieutenant. A substitute teacher who was a “pillar of the community.” A beloved grandmother of six. A dedicated community activist. They were among the 10 people killed in a shooting at a Buffalo, New York, supermarket Saturday — a massacre authorities believe was racially motivated. Thirteen people, ages 20 to 86, were shot. Eleven were Black and two were […]

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Wesam’s Copy of Character Traits and Relationships

Trevor Noah, the protagonist in Born A Crime, has a few traits that influence his relationships with others. One, he is restless. Two, he is eager.  Three, he is wrong These traits influence his relationships with others. We can see it in this passage from the book: “Tonight we’re having chicken livers.” “No, I’m gonna have McDonald’s.” “Tonight we’re having dog bones.” “I think I’m gonna go with McDonald’s again.” “Tonight we’re having chicken feet.” […]

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Connect with Comments

We invite you to look through the Youth Voices site. There are thousands of posts! Find one that interests you. Read it carefully. Add a comment to the post you read.  What we are inviting you to make: We are asking you to write a comment to another student on Youth Voices, using one of these guides: General Discussion, Quoting a Source […]

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Activate Your Journal

We invite you to ignite, inaugurate, establish, and commit to keeping a journal on Youth Voices every day! What we are inviting you to make: Write the first entry of a journal that will become your go-to, every day place for reflection, exploration, speculation, risk-taking, drafting and revising. We are asking you to start writing at least one Doc in […]

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STUDENTS: Habits of Mind Explanation

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Personalize Your Profile

We invite you to personalize your profile by adding a profile picture and a cover photo, then by writing your first status update. And don’t stop there! Keep adding text, image, video, and GIF updates every day! What we are inviting you to make: When you finish this activity, you will have four new updates in your wall on Youth […]

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Akita’s draft

oo.To TeCuetimtes JuiceThomas{stDraftUTICETi pinesbitoformavisonesplicationshFomJustice Alito Circulated:February10,2022___ Recicuiote:fgttti Sfoo.tea ionmaybedele ye aSUPREME COURT OF THE UNITED STATES No.19-1502THOMAS E. DOBBS, STATE HEALTH OFFICER OF THE MISSISSIPPI DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH,ET AL,PETITIONERSv.JACKSONWOMEN’S HEALTHORGANIZATION,FTAL.ONWRITOFCERTIORARITOTHEUNITEDSTATESCOURTOF APPEALSFORTHEFIFTHCIRCUITobruary_ 202)JUSTICEALITOdeliveredtheopinionoftheCourt.AbortionpresentsaprofoundmoralissueonwhichAmer. icansholdsharplyconflictingviews. Somebeliveforvently that a human person comes into being at conception and thatabortionendsaninnocentlife. Othersfeljustas stronglythatanyregulationofabortioninvadesawoman’s right to control her own body and prevents women from achievingfulequality. Stilothersinathirdgroupthink thatabortionshouldbeallowedundersomebutnotalcir-cumstances,andthosewithinthisgroupholda […]

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Wesam’s Copy of World Connections

This book talks about a kid who was born a crime, he was born a crime because a black man is not allowed to have sexual interactions with another European women and vice versa with a black women and a European man. This book speaks about how the kid grew up through everyday struggle like going to three different church’s […]

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Cristin’s Tolentino Copy of Book Connections

The third page of Kindred by Author: Octavia E. Butler might leave a reader feeling apathetic because Rufus is a little too cruel. An example of this is on page 219.  “He did it!” she hissed. “Even if he didn’t put the rope on her, he drove her to it. 1 He sold her babies!” This is fierce because Rufus sold Alice […]

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Learning the Right Way to Struggle

Several common educational strategies lean into the idea that, in the classroom, challenge is something to embrace. When Hunter, 6, started first grade last autumn, he struggled to match letter sounds with the shape of letters on paper. He found writing letters hard and writing words even harder. “It felt bad,” he said recently. But Hunter also knows how to […]

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An Interconnected Framework for Assessment of Digital Multimodal Composition

Drawing from the Beliefs for Integrating Technology into the English Language Arts Classroom, as well as prior scholarship on digitally mediated communication, rhetorical studies and composition, assessment, and digital literacies, this theoretical article presents a framework for creating and assessing digital multimodal compositions. The Interconnected Framework for Assessment of Digital Multimodal Composition conceptualizes digital multimodal composing through three inter-connected and […]

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There There, Part II, pages 36-72

PART II Reclaim A feather is trimmed, it is trimmed by the light and the bug and the post, it is trimmed by little leaning and by all sorts of mounted reserves and loud volumes. It is surely cohesive. —GERTRUDE STEIN Bill Davis BILL MOVES THROUGH the bleachers with the slow thoroughness of one who’s had a job too long. […]

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Ernaida’s Copy of Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama

Kindred shows the reality of the 1800’s and how someone from the 1900’s is dealing with it. Since I started reading the book, I faced a lot of cruelty that the slaves suffered in that time by their owners (white people). The <first… second… third… final… chapters/pages/sections> of <Title> by <Author’s First and Last Name> might leave a reader feeling […]

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Kendy’s Copy of Tracking the Plot / Guía de comentario literario: El seguimiento de la trama

<Begin with a freewrite about your book. Write non-stop about your book. What have you been thinking about your book since you read last?> The <first… second… third… final… chapters/pages/sections> of <Title> by <Author’s First and Last Name> might leave a reader feeling <strong adjective> because <Explain what it is in the text that might bring that response.> An example of […]

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There There 1, pages 1-36

Prologue In the dark times Will there also be singing? Yes, there will also be singing. About the dark times. —BERTOLT BRECHT Indian Head There was an Indian head, the head of an Indian, the drawing of the head of a head dressed, long-haired Indian depicted, drawn by an unknown artist in 1939,broadcast until the late 1970s to American TVs […]

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“Metamorphosis” by Franz Kafka (1915)

Translated by David Wyllie I One morning, when Gregor Samsa woke from troubled dreams, he found himself transformed in his bed into a horrible vermin. He lay on his armour-like back, and if he lifted his head a little he could see his brown belly, slightly domed and divided by arches into stiff sections. The bedding was hardly able to […]

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[Grades 2 & 3] Creating a Stimulating Learning Environment – District 30: Session 4 (2021-22)

P.S. 112 Q  – Joyce Fasano – Grade 2 / Writing Learning Opportunities Students review all story elements we have learned so far. Teacher models chart of character, setting, problem and solution with their ideas. Teacher models first two sentences of beginning of the story. Class engages in shared writing, completing the beginning of the realistic fiction story. Students break […]

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[Grade 7] Creating a Stimulating Learning Environment Through Social Construction & a Variety of Assessment Types – District 30: Session 4 (2021)

Possible Questions to build CRSE awareness during pre-observations: What  resources might  enable students to view concepts, issues, themes,  social problems from several multi-cultural perspectives?  What systems and/or protocols might encourage students to share experiences, feelings, and perspectives during the lesson?(ex. accountable talk stems, discussion protocols, group roles, etc.)  What choices might students make during the learning so that they develop […]

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Creating a Stimulating Learning Environment – District 30: Session 4 (2021-22) Grades 2 & 3

LCI Sample – Liz Locatelli – Grade 3 / Science Learning Opportunities Model how to look deeply and ask meaningful questions by showing a picture of one zone and asking students to name details in the picture and to pose questions based on what they see.  Show images of all the zones and ask if any students have lived in or […]

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Kindred (3 of 5)

By: Cristin Tolentino The second chapters of Kindred by Author:Octavia E Butler might leave a reader feeling disgusted because Rufus was so crazy and gross for hurting the woman he supposedly loved but instead he just raped her. An example of this is on page 36. “You raped a woman—or tried to—and her husband beat you up,” I said. 1“You’re lucky […]

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Habits of Mind for Teachers

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Ukrainian Official Describes Teaching Kids ‘Turtle Game’ To Prepare For Attacks

“The most complicated thing is to explain to children what’s going on,” Kira Rudyk said. Kira Rudyk, a member of Ukrainian Parliament and leader of the Voice Party, described the difficulty of teaching children about the current Russian attacks on Ukraine. “The most complicated thing is to explain to children what’s going on. So there is this little game that’s […]

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Critical Race Theory Opens Up New Opportunities for Student Learning

Contrary to popular progressive belief, some Black and Brown educators are explicitly and unapologetically using CRT in their classrooms to deepen students’ historical knowledge and help them build skills to make sense of the world around them. PHOTO BY FG TRADE/GETTY IMAGES Amid the heated national controversy about CRT in schools, some Black educators are openly using the framework to […]

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Art For Peace In Ukraine

Action: Join the global, student-driven art movement #ArtForPeaceInUkraine initiated by Pechersk School International (IB World School based in Kyiv, Ukraine). Goal: To spread a message for peace via student voices and to engage the attention of the whole world to the current attack on Ukraine. Citizens of Ukraine must be heard! Please help to spread this message across the globe; […]

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Why Critical Race Theory Is Essential To An Honest Education In America

In recent weeks, parents and educational boards in the United States have been in conflict over the inclusion of Critical Race Theory (CRT) in the classroom curriculum. CRT has become a talking point amongst conservative circles in the United States in the growing social debate surrounding systemic racism and structural inequality in American institutions. At present, several states have taken […]

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Art from a nation under attack

Whether sketching in bomb shelters or escaping the capital with unruly pets, Ukrainian illustrators and artists bear witness to the fear, heroism and solidarity of their countrymen – and issue an urgent call for international support. Curated by Erica Weathers Fees have been donated at the artists’ requests to aid organisations in Ukraine Print this page. Author Paul

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Seeing Student Learning: Teacher Change and the Role of Reflection

 In this article, Carol Rodgers describes a four-phase reflective cycle that she uses in her professional development work with teachers. Drawing on the work of Dewey, Hawkins, Carini, and Seidel, Rodgers explores the roles of presence, description, analysis, and experimentation in helping groups of teachers slow down and attend to student learning in more rich and nuanced ways. She also […]

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Myburgh Dissertation – Chapter 5

5. DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION 5.1 Overview of key findings The research question of this study: How can students’ needs be met using the heutagogical framework while teaching maths in an elementary school in Cambodia? By students’ needs we mean self-determined learning needs. Following the Self-determination Theory (Ryan and Deci, 2000) and the findings from the current research, it is possible that students’ […]

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Myburgh Dissertation 30-41

4. FINDINGS 4.1 Overview of the chapter Using an action research framework, it was investigated how engaging in reflection can change grade 3 students’ behaviour, making them more confident in their abilities to solve mathematical tasks and motivating them to be more active and consistently remain self-determined. Data was collected over a period of 9 weeks from April 29th to […]

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3. RESEARCH METHODOLOGY This study aims to explore the perceptions of students on the heutagogical framework while teaching maths at an elementary school in Cambodia. The study focuses on some metacognitive elements that can assist students to become more self-determined. Central Question: How can students’ needs be met using the heutagogical framework while teaching maths in an elementary school in Cambodia? Subquestion […]

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Myburgh Dissertation – Chapter 2

2. LITERATURE REVIEW Metacognition will be studied through constructivism and individualism leading to postmodernism. Literature was reviewed to examine the importance of metacognition as one of the heutagogical techniques and a Habit of Mind in the learning process. It was taken into account whether metacognition can be taught and what approaches on the current empirical evidence work best to enhance […]

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Mygurgh’s Dissertation – Chapter 1

University of Southampton, 2021 FACULTY OF SOCIAL SCIENCES ACTION RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICS: PROVIDING METACOGNITIVE SUPPORT (AS A HEUTAGOGICAL TECHNIQUE) TO GRADE 3 STUDENTS by Zoriana Myburgh A dissertation submitted in partial fulfilment of the degree of MSc Education Declaration of Authorship I confirm that the material contained in this dissertation is all my own work and where the work of […]

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Thompson Dissertation – Chapter

Chapter 5: Conclusions and Recommendations The study has shown that there is an urgent need for education to adapt to the ever changing needs of the student. Employers today value problem solving skills more than they value the grades from an archaic system of education. There is a need for schools to report student progress on the defined competencies a […]

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Thompson Dissertation – Chapter 4: Findings

Chapter 4: Findings In terms of the research question “To what extent is there a correlation between Interpersonal choices and Performance Task success?”, it was deemed that a correlational quantitative study was required using Multiple Linear Regression (MLR). The advantage of such analysis is to have the opportunity to determine what influence one or more independent variables can have on […]

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Thompson Dissertation – Chapter Three

Chapter 3: Research Methodology and Design The literature review persuaded the school within the study to implement an interpretation of PL which allows for greater student control within the classroom and within the assessments themselves. This chapter will look at how the school has adopted this version of PL and what it looks like within the UBD framework. The chapter […]

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Thompson Dissertation – Chapter Two

Chapter 2: Literature Review The aim of the study is to test whether student choices within their learning and the autonomy and control that provides will result in success within authentic real life performance tasks. The validity of that test can only be determined if there is empirical evidence of the need and relevance of such an approach. This literature […]

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Thompson Dissertation – Chapter One

Interpersonal Choices and Performance Task achievement A study of the relationship between Interpersonal Choices and Performance Task achievement in an International School in South-east Asia By Daryl Thompson – 4334540 MA Education (Flexible) Dissertation submitted to the University of Nottingham in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts Marking Tutor: Gary Mills August 2021 Abstract […]

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Chapter Five Introduction Online learning platforms are becoming an increasingly popular form of instructional delivery in K-12 schools across the United States, and enrollment in some form of online learning in the U.S. has increased by more than 60% since the early 2000s (Barbour et al., 2011; Gemin et al., 2017; U.S. Department of Education, 2010). Millions of K-12 students […]

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Teeple Dissertation – Chapter Four

Chapter Four Results The investigator collected both narrative and survey data to clarify the complex ways in which students function as adaptive learners in online classrooms. Multiple means of data collection and analysis were used to bolster the reliability and validity of the evidence used to answer the guiding questions and ultimately help make recommendations for future areas of study […]

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Teeple Dissertation – Chapter Three

Chapter Three Introduction The lack of rigorous research regarding online programming for K-12 students influenced the decision to employ a mixed-method, quasi-experimental design in the present study. This study sought to clarify the existence of any positive correlations between student social-emotional dispositions and the dependent variables of social presence and student performance. In addition, open-ended questions and follow-up interviews helped […]

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Teeple Dissertation – Chapter Two

Chapter Two Introduction Online learning represents a quickly growing field within education, both internationally (Barbour et al., 2011) and domestically, with the U.S. Department of Education (2010) having estimated a 65% increase in enrollment for technology-based virtual learning by K-12 United States public school students between the years of 2002 and 2005 alone. Online K-12 programs have been around for […]

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Teeple Dissertation – Chapter 1

ABSTRACT Exploring the Relationship Between Social-Emotional Competencies and Student Outcomes in Online Learning Environments Sarah K. Teeple, Gwynedd Mercy University, 2021 The present mixed-methods study sought to clarify the complex relationships that may influence student achievement in non-traditional learning environments. In the United States, the number of students who are participating in some form of virtual or remote learning is […]

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I Dream a Home

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I Dream of Home by Caitlin Lopez

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Who offers me a better deal?

Beata Spillman 7th Grade Math Percents Simple Interest Who offers me a better deal? Who wants to work in a bank in the future?(We are having a discussion about banking, investment, Wall Street etc.) Students volunteer: Jason and Anna Jason is walking on the street 5 years from now and sees me. He says: Ms. Spillman, I have a great […]

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P.S. 229 Q 1st Grade

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ps 68 Grade K

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PSIS 119 Grade K

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IS 73 ELA/ENL Grade 6

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P.S./I.S. 123 7th Grade

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PS 13 Q 2nd Grade

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P.S. 143Q Grade K

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Corona Arts and Sciences Academy Grade 6 Math

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PS88 Grade: 1st ENL

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PS 12 Q Grade K-2

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199Q Grade 4

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PS 81Q Grade 5

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PS 153Q Grade 1st ICT

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PS 71Q Grade 3

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PS 343 Grade K ICT

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How to Turn a PowerPoint Presentation into a NowComment Conversation

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Mock-up of a Youth Voices Magazine

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Observing and Assessing Dispositional Growth, Chapter 7 of Dispositions: Reframing Teaching and Learning (Costa & Kallick)

“We now accept the fact that learning is a lifelong process of keeping abreast of change. And the most pressing task is to teach people how to learn.”Peter F. Drucker Dispositions may take many years to become internalized. For some, it’s a lifetime endeavor. For others they are born with the inclination, for still others dispositions are used only when […]

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Testing Format

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P.S./I.S. 78Q Grade 7

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PS 70Q Grade 3

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Q300 Grade 2

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P.S. 85 Q Grade 2

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Change! A Mock-up & Prototype

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Change!

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2,892 Miles to Go – A Geographic Walk for Justice

This post was written by educator and 2020 Education Fellow Ashley Lamb-Sinclair. Last summer, while my community of Louisville, Kentucky – and the world – took to the streets in protest of the killing of Breonna Taylor, I participated in a Healing Ceremony hosted by Black Lives Matter Louisville. My goal was to be quiet, to listen, and to respond as […]

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District 30 Session 3

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New York State Grade 7 Social Studies Framework

Grades 5-8 Common Core Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies Key Ideas and Details 1. Cite specific textual evidence to support analysis of primary and secondary sources. 2. Determine the central ideas or information of a primary or secondary source; provide an accurate summary of the source distinct from prior knowledge or opinions. 3. Identify key steps in a […]

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6-8 Next Generation ELA Standards at a Glance

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Collaboration Rubric for PBL: Grades 6-12

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Collaboration Rubric for PBL: Individual Performance

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Bodega Dreams, Book II, Rounds 9 – 12 and Book III Eulogy

ROUND 9I Liked the Way YouStood Up for Us THE next day when I got home from work, our apartment was still a mess. We’d be living out of boxes for at least another week or two. Somehow, though, a sofa had been installed in a corner and there, drinking coffee, were Blanca and Pastor Miguel Vasquez. After greeting me in […]

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Bodega Dreams, Book II, Rounds 5 – 8 (14 – 17)

ROUND 5The War Was in Full Bloom AFTER Bodega and Vera left I went back to bed. All I can remember of the rest of the afternoon was waking with Blanca next to me. She had arrived home tired, hadn’t even bothered to take her clothes off, and flopped down on the bed. Blanca is not a light sleeper, so I […]

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PS 30Q002 Grade 2

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PS 171 Grade 2

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PS 150 Grade 2

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P.S 92Q Grade 2

Part 2 Student Exceeds Criteria Part 3 Students Exceed Criteria Part 2 Student Meets Criteria Part 3 Students Meet Criteria Part 2 Student Attempts Criteria Part 3 Students Attempt Criteria Print this page. Author Paul

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30th Avenue School

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Bodega Dreams, Book II, Rounds 1-4

These dreamsThese empty dreamsfrom the make-believe bedroomstheir parents left them PEDRO PIETRI—“Puerto Rican Obituary” ROUND 1My Growing Up and All That Piri Thomas Kinda Crap SAPO was different. Sapo was always Sapo, and no one messed with him because he had a reputation for biting. “When I’m in a fight,” Sapo would spit, “whass close to my mouth is mine by right […]

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Bodega Dreams, Rounds 5-9

ROUND 5We Needed More Space THAT night, I decided I’d better walk for a while because I couldn’t go home to Blanca high. I walked down Fifth to Ninety-sixth Street, about half of the Museum Mile. I stopped in front of El Museo del Barrio on 104th Street and Fifth Avenue. Then I walked a block south and sat on the […]

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Bodega Dreams Rounds 1 – 4

ERNESTO QUIÑONEZ BODEGA DREAMS Ernesto Quiñonez studied writing at The City College of New York. He currently teaches bilingual fourth grade in the New York public school system and is at work on his second novel. He lives in New York City. Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data Quiñonez, Ernesto. Bodega dreams / Ernesto Quiñonez.p.    cm.ISBN 0-375-70589-9eBook ISBN: 978-0-8041-5405-51. Puerto Ricans—New York […]

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Session 3: Team Leader’s Activity Grades 2 & 3 and Grade 7

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Session 3 Team Leader’s Activity Grades 2 & 3

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The Case for Reparations in Tulsa, Oklahoma: A Human Rights Argument

Summary In the span of about 24 hours between May 31 and June 1, 1921, a white mob descended on Greenwood, a successful black economic hub in Tulsa, Oklahoma then-known as “Black Wall Street,” and burned it to the ground. Some members of the mob had been deputized and armed by city officials.  In what is now known as the […]

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Science

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Session 3 – Grades 2 & 3

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Session 3 – Middle School

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Baseline 7th Grade

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PS 69 Q Grade 3

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PS/IS 78Q Grade 3

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PS 92Q Grade 3

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PS 2Q Grade 3

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PS 212 Grade 3

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PS 152Q Grade 3

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PS 150Q Grade 3

Student 1 – Exceeds Standards Student 2 – Exceeds Standards (3 pages) Student 3 – Meets Standards (2 pages) Student 4 – Meets Standards (5 pages) Student 5 – Attempts Standards (3 pages) Print this page. Author Paul

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PS 166Q

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PS 149Q Grade 3

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PS 280Q and PS329Q Grade 3

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PS 69 Grade 2

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P.S.280Q Grade 2

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PS 222Q Grade 2

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PS 212 Grade 2

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PS 166Q Grade 2

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Baseline Grade 2 – 2

The Task T.P. I can ask and answer questions before, during, and after reading. Directions given to Students: Before: Look at the title and the front cover. Pause to think about what you are wondering about.  During: As you are reading, pause to check your comprehension. Ask a questions about it.  After: Now think about what you are still wondering […]

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Baseline Samples Grade 3

The Task  Directions given to Students: Using what we have learned in Topic 3 and the CUBES strategy, complete the Math Performance Task.  Guidelines/Success Criteria Provided  The Cubes Strategy The Task – Reading Constructed Response  Directions given to Students: Read the text.  Answer the question.  Guidelines/Success Criteria Provided: Use RADD… Restate, Answer, Detail, Detail. Print this page. Author Paul

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Baseline Samples Grade 2

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Agents of Influence

Play the beta version of the game! Agents of Influence Welcome to Agents of Influence! You are a new student at Virginia Hall High School, which is built on the headquarters of the Omni-directional Organization for Propaganda Surveillance (O.O.P.S.), a defunct Cold War-era spy agency. Things on campus are not as they seem:  students have been disappearing, and there is […]

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Tulsa Race Riot

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The Education of Jason

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Test script

COLD OPENING INT. JASON'S BEDROOM - MORNING (Jason, Computer (V.O.), Mom) THE ROOM'S PERSONALITY SPLITS BETWEEN BOYHOOD AND MANHOOD: PLASTIC MODELS OF SUPERHEROES AND POSTERS OF MAGICIANS LIVE SIDE-BY-SIDE WITH VOLUMES OF LITERATURE, FILE FOLDERS AND A BATTERED COMPUTER. JASON, 18, IN HIS UNDERWEAR, PULLS CLOTHING FROM THE CLOSET. HE TAKES A MEN'S FASHION MAGAZINE OUT OF A PAPER BAG. […]

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Black Wall Street: The African American Haven That Burned and Then Rose From the Ashes

The story of Tulsa, Oklahoma’s Greenwood district isn’t well known. But the racially motivated destruction of the thriving community in the early 20th century has never been told in a manner worthy of its importance. As the 100-year anniversary approaches, local residents and Hollywood grapple with how to tell the story of a town’s dark past. “Don’t you realize that Greenwood […]

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Deepening our Understanding of Culturally Responsive Pedagogy

Links in these slides are live at the bottom of each image that has a link. Helping Kids Celebrate Diversity through Authentic Portraits Always Anjali Alma and How She Got Her Name Shante Keys and the New Years’ Peas Duck for Turkey Day Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein It’s Back to School We Go My Name is Sangoel by Karen […]

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“My Name” by Sandra Cisneros

In English my name means hope. In Spanish it means too many letters. It means sadness, it means waiting. It is like the number nine. A muddy color. It is the Mexican records my father plays on Sunday mornings when he is shaving, songs like sobbing. It was my great-grandmother’s name and now it is mine. She was a horse […]

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Slower Than The Rest by Cynthia Rylant

Leo was the first one to spot the turtle, so he was the one who got to keep it. They had all been in the car, driving up Tyler Mountain to church, when Leo shouted, “There’s a turtle!” and everyone’s head jerked with the stop. Leo’s father grumbled something about turtle soup, but Leo’s mother was sympathetic toward turtles. So […]

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Adding Resources

Always Anjali Alma and How She Got Her Name Shante Keys and the New Years’ Peas Duck for Turkey Day Dear Santa, Love Rachel Rosenstein It’s Back to School We Go My Name is Sangoel by Karen Williams, Khadra Mohammed A Letter from the Fringe by Joan Bauer Slower than the Rest by Cynthia Rylant The Scholarship Jacket by Martha […]

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The Tulsa Race Riot and Three of Its Victims.

Smithsonian Institution Repository: National Museum of African American History and Culture URL: https://edan.si.edu/slideshow/viewer/?damspath=/Public_Sets/NMAAHC/NMAAHC_Slideshows /2015_176_1 SI Terms and Policies: https://si.edu/terms Approx. 4000-words By B. C. Franklin. THE TULSA RACE RIOT AND THREE OF ITS VICTIMS. It was in the month of October, 1917 and the leaves were browning on the trees and the grass had taken on a golden hint. A […]

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Unlocking the Habits of Mind with Digital Escape Rooms

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The Massacre of Black Wall Street

Writing: Natalie Chang Illustration: Clayton Henry / Colorist: Marcelo Maiolo theatlantic.com/sponsored/hbo-2019/the-massacre-of-black-wall-street/3217 In 1921, White rioters destroyed a beacon of Black prosperity and security. They killed as many as 300 black Tulsans, left thousands homeless, and ransacked an entire neighborhood. At the time, there were no prosecutions of the instigators. Almost a century later, there have been no reparations. This is […]

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[5 of 5] Parable of the Sower (Chapters 23-25)

23  ! ! !  Your teachers  Are all around you.  All that you perceive,  All that you experience,  All that is given to you  or taken from you,  All that you love or hate,  need or fear  Will teach you—  If you will learn.  God is your first  and your last teacher.  God is your harshest teacher:  subtle,  demanding.  Learn […]

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[4 of 5] Parable of the Sower (Chapters 19-22)

19  ! ! !  Changes.  The galaxies move through space.  The stars ignite,  burn,  age,  cool,  Evolving.  God is Change.  God prevails.  EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING  FRIDAY, AUGUST 27, 2027   (from notes expanded SUNDAY, AUGUST 29)  EARTHQUAKE TODAY.  It hit early this morning just as we were beginning the dayʼs walk, and it was a strong one. The […]

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Repentino

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Repentino. (2018)

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[3 of 5] Parable of the Sower – Chapters 14 -18

2027  ! ! !  WE ARE EARTHSEED. We are flesh—self aware, questing, problem-solving flesh. We are that aspect of  Earthlife best able to shape God knowingly. We are Earthlife maturing, Earthlife preparing to fall away  from the parent world. We are Earthlife preparing to take root in new ground, Earthlife fulfilling its purpose,  its promise, its Destiny.  14  ! ! […]

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[2 of 5] Parable of the Sower – Chapters 7-13

7  ! ! !  We are all Godseed, but no more or less so than any other aspect of the universe, Godseed is all there is —all that Changes. Earthseed is all that spreads Earthlife to new earths. The universe is Godseed. Only  we are Earthseed. And the Destiny of Earthseed is to take root among the stars. EARTHSEED: THE  […]

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Catharsis

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Catharsis (2020)

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[1 of 5] Parable of the Sower

2024  ! ! !  PRODIGY IS, AT ITS essence, adaptability and persistent, positive obsession. Without persistence, what  remains is an enthusiasm of the moment. Without adaptability, what remains may be channeled into  destructive fanaticism. Without positive obsession, there is nothing at all.  EARTHSEED: THE BOOKS OF THE LIVING  by Lauren Oya Olamina  1  ! ! !  All that you touch […]

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Post All Your Photos

What we are asking you to make A gallery of 5+ photos that YOU HAVE MADE to capture an important place in your community. Include a revised version of the writing you did about this place in the first activity of this playlist. Use the Gallery Block for your photos and add your revised writing to a Paragraph Block to […]

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Take Photos

What we are inviting you to make: Your best image from a set of photographs that YOU MADE at a place you love. When you are done with this activity you will have a collection of a dozen or more images that you have taken at the important place that you wrote about in the first activity. Choose the best, […]

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Write about an Important Place

What we are inviting you to make: A Youth Voices Doc about a place in your community that is important to you. When you are done with this activity, you will have the first draft of a text that you can revise later. In another activity in this Invitation, you can add your stories and descriptions to a discussion post […]

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Inspirations: Writing and Making Activities

Writing Project colleagues and friends have put together inspirational resources—videos and related handouts—to support place-based writing and making activities. Feel free to use as-is or remix as needed. Share your creations and stories on social media using #writeout. Urban Cadences in Idaho’s Freak Alley Join Cecilia Pattee, a teacher-consultant for the Boise State University Writing Project, and her family—Sofia is an […]

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Daily Sparks: Writing Prompts with Rangers

National Park Service Rangers created these writing prompt videos to inspire your writing and can’t wait to ‘visit’ you in your classroom, your home, or your office! Respond to the prompts online via #writeout or send a postcard back to the Rangers; they look forward to hearing from you! Golden Gate National Recreation Area Park Rangers Alanna and Socorro from the Golden Gate […]

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Time, Amaranthine

Daily Note Every day, a photograph, a poem. About time… and us… “Time, Amaranthine” on the theme of time, story, humanity, peace through one cottonwood leaf in the ripples… of time. On Sunday, we drove to Steamboat Rock State Park and this poem for this picture standing on the dock below the cottonwoods as the sun set seemed perfect. Enjoy, […]

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A Cool Dip & A Little Dignity: A History of Nashville’s Divided Swimming Pools

In the summer of 1961, two young African-American men decided to go swimming at one of Nashville’s municipal pools — one that was reserved by Jim Crow for whites only. Days later, the city closed all its public pools — and left them shut for three years. Today, come with us to meet the men who first tried to integrate […]

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The Third Guest

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Seedfolks

Dedication For my mother and father CHAPTER 1: KIM I stood before our family altar. It was dawn. No one else in the apartment was awake. I stared at my father’s photograph–his thin face stern, lips latched tight, his eyes peering permanently to the right. I was nine years old and still hoped that perhaps his eyes might move. Might notice me. […]

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This Land

ABOUT Runner and advocate Faith E. Briggs used to run through the streets of Brooklyn every morning. Now, she’s running 150 miles through three U.S. National Monuments that lay in the thick of the controversy around public lands. Accompanied by running companions who represent diverse perspectives in what it means to be a public land owner, she assesses what is […]

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Celebrating Black outdoor leaders

CHANGEMAKERS In honor of Juneteenth, we’d like to shout out some of the most impressive and impactful leaders of color working to make the outdoors more inclusive for all. To honor the 155th celebration of Juneteenth, we wanted to take a moment to honor some of the amazing people working to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion within our industry. As […]

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Bringing Black History to Life in the Great Outdoors

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‘America’s Oldest Park Ranger’ Is Only Her Latest Chapter

Betty Reid Soskin has fought to ensure that American history includes the stories that get overlooked. As she turns 100, few stories have been more remarkable than hers. The Rosie the Riveter / World War II Home Front National Historical Park, which sprawls across the former shipyards in Richmond, Calif., on the northeast edge of San Francisco Bay, tells the enormous story […]

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Using HOM to Promote SEL – Grade 7

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Using HOM to Promote SEL – Grades 2 & 3

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Using Habits of Mind to Promote SEL

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IEP

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The Missing Middle: Reimagining a Future for Tweens, Teens, and Public Media (Spring 2021)

Monica Bulger, Mary Madden, Kiley Sobel, Patrick Davison The Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop The Corporation for Public Broadcasting / EXECUTIVE SUMMARY / In the 1960s, Joan Ganz Cooney published The Potential Uses of Television in Preschool Education, a report that would revolutionize television for children. Where others saw a “vast wasteland,” Cooney saw possibility, and from it, educational programming for […]

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Start Here

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Testing Slides with Audio

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This paragraph summarizes my teaching for the past 35 years!

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Collaborative Learning – Bruffee

There are some signs these days that collaborative learning is of increasing interest to English teachers. (1) Composition teachers seem to be exploring the concept actively. Two years ago the term appeared for the first time in the list of topics suggested by the Executive Committee of the Conference on College Composition and Communication for discussion at the CCCC annual […]

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Four Attributes To Grow a Personalized Learning Culture

What we value in a culture is reflected in its language, feelings, behaviors, and actions. We often live by the metaphors that we use. So, for example, when we use metaphors such as “in the trenches” we are signaling a combative culture. Whereas, if we use such metaphors as “inventing” or “innovating”, we are bringing forward not just thoughts of […]

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Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Guidelines (pages 17-64)

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Culturally Responsive-Sustaining Education Framework (pages 1-15)

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About Youth Voices

This is a youth-powered social network and multimedia publishing platform that was started in 2003 by a group of teachers from local sites of the National Writing Project. We merged several earlier blogging projects. We have found that there are many advantages to bringing students together in one site that lives beyond any particular class. It’s easier for individual students to […]

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Thinking and Communicating with Clarity and Precision

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Gathering Data Through All Senses

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Creating, Imagining, Innovating

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Responding with Wonderment and Awe

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Taking Responsible Risks

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Finding Humor

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Applying Past Knowledge to New Situations

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Thinking Flexibly

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Thinking About Thinking (Metacognition)

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Striving for Accuracy

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Questioning and Posing Problems

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Thinking Interdependently

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Listening with Understanding and Empathy

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Persisting

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Managing Impulsivity

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Remaining Open to Continuous Learning

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On Living: A Postscript to On Writing (pp. 250-270)

 –1– When we’re at our summer house in western Maine—a house very much like the one Mike Noonan comes back to in Bag of Bones—I walk four miles every day, unless it’s pouring down rain. Three miles of this walk are on dirt roads which wind through the woods; a mile of it is on Route 5, a two-lane blacktop […]

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P.S. 70 Karapanagiotides

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HOM

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Testing this too…

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Testing Page

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Testing pages

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7 Elements of Personalized Learning

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Explanation of 16 Habits of Mind

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Jamboard Questions/Activities to Promote SEL (Session One)

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Integrating Social & Emotional Learning into Rigorous Literacy Lessons – District 30 Team Leaders

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The Evidence Base for How Learning Happens

Compelling research demonstrates that the success of young people in school and beyond is inextricably linked to healthy social and emotional development. Students who have a sense of belonging and purpose, who can work well with classmates and peers to solve problems, who can plan and set goals, and who can persevere through challenges—in addition to being literate, numerate, and […]

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On Writing, pages 6-60

Honesty’s the best policy. –Miguel de Cervantes Liars prosper. —Anonymous First Foreword In the early nineties (it might have been 1992, but it’s hard to remember when you’re having a good time) I joined a rock-and-roll band composed mostly of writers. The Rock Bottom Remainders were the brainchild of Kathi Kamen Goldmark, a book publicist and musician from San Francisco. […]

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How might the Habits of Mind help your students reach the SEL Benchmarks?

With your home group, read and discuss and write comments and replies on the New York State Social Emotional Learning Benchmarks for your grade level.How to: Making Comments Annotations Instructions Go to an expert group, above, and learn more about four of the sixteen Habits of Mind by clicking on an icon, then reading and annotating each of the four […]

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[Draft Copy] of Algorithms

We invite you to consider, describe, share, and discuss the algorithmic thinking processes you go through when you program in Scratch. What are algorithms? They are all around us. Prerequisite: You need to complete six introductory projects in Scratch that you can find in one of these two places: Once completed, we will ask you to share on Youth Voices […]

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Algorithms

Algorithm Defined An algorithm can be defined as a sequence of well-defined, precise steps for solving a problem. An algorithm must terminate (come to an end) to produce an answer or final outcome. For instance, the image above is a popular example of an algorithm used in everyday life, a recipe. All recipes are algorithms since they use a sequence of precise steps that […]

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Algorithms

We invite you to consider, describe, share, and discuss the algorithmic thinking processes you go through when you program in Scratch. What are algorithms? They are all around us. Prerequisite: You need to complete six introductory projects in Scratch that you can find in one of these two places: Once completed, we will ask you to share on Youth Voices […]

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Programming in Scratch: Reconsider Remixing

Scratch is my “first love” in the coding and STEM space. It became a HUGE component of my teaching and I’m not sure I would be doing a lot of what I am doing now without it frankly. I love how easy it is to use, and how fun it is. I love the games on it and the rabbit […]

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Computational thinking in programming with Scratch in primary schools: A systematic review

Abstract Computer programming is being introduced in educational curricula, even at the primary school level. One goal of this implementation is to teach computational thinking (CT), which is potentially applicable in various computational problem-solving situations. However, the educational objective of CT in primary schools is somewhat unclear: curricula in various countries define learning objectives for topics, such as computer science, […]

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COMPUTATIONAL THINKING WITH SCRATCH: DEVELOPING FLUENCY WITH COMPUTATIONAL CONCEPTS, PRACTICES, AND PERSPECTIVES

Computational thinking has received considerable attention over the past several years, but there are many perspectives on what computational thinking entails. We are interested in the ways that design-based learning activities — in particular, programming interactive media — support the development of computational thinking in young people. This site and its collection of instruments are designed for K-12 educators and […]

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Chill Out, Read More: 10 Kids Books Psychologists Recommend

Childhood can be a trying time. Fortunately, there are plenty of great books that can help families navigate common challenges, ranging from anxiety to anger management. Psychologists everywhere have noticed an uptick in children experiencing anxiety, stress, confusion and other issues that have come as a result of 2020. These are completely normal things for children to experience, but what is […]

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Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

Connecting History to Practice Today (Chapter 1) Literary Presence Literary presence means staking a claim and making one’s self visible within the intellectual community through acts of literacy. Black people did not wish to merely exist in the country; they wanted to exert their presence and make their mark on history in telling their own narratives. They had a thirst […]

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6th Grade SEL

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Cultivating Genius: An Equity Framework for Culturally and Historically Responsive Literacy

The Historically Responsive Literacy Model: Identity, Skills, Intellect, and Criticality As I investigated historical records, literacy and responsive education across Black literary communities were largely conceptualized in four ways—as identity development, skills development, intellect, and criticality. These four goals or pursuits connected to the body of literacy research on cognitive and sociocultural perspectives of literacy development and what youth need […]

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Protected: LUTE-STEM Checklist

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Describe a Student: STEM Field Notes

We invite you to describe a student — an actual one or one you create — who you might encounter in a future class. We are asking you to: Click here to see this playlist in a Kumospace. Activities Your goal for this playlist is to complete the four activities in the boxes below. As you finish each of these […]

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NYC Kids Rise and District 30

I am proud to be a part of the @NYCKidsRISE Save for College Program community! Over the past four years, community partners from across Queens have come together to design and pilot a community-building platform for NYC students, families, and neighborhoods. To date, the Save for College Program has enrolled over 13,000 students from 39 NYC public schools in Queens […]

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The Adoption 5, pp. 110-136

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The Adoption 4, pp. 84-109

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Journals of Color

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Pride Month: Journals of Color, Issue No. 7, Jun 1, 2021

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Where Sweatshops Are a Dream

PHNOM PENH, Cambodia Before Barack Obama and his team act on their talk about “labor standards,” I’d like to offer them a tour of the vast garbage dump here in Phnom Penh. This is a Dante-like vision of hell. It’s a mountain of festering refuse, a half-hour hike across, emitting clouds of smoke from subterranean fires. The miasma of toxic […]

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Bangladesh factory collapse: Who really pays for our cheap clothes?

Editor’s Note: Anna McMullen is a campaigner for Labour Behind the Label which calls itself a group “that supports garment workers’ efforts worldwide to improve their working conditions.” She works with global partners on campaigns around poverty wages in the fashion industry, and has co-authored research reports on labor rights. Follow @labourlabel on Twitter. The sad fact behind the building collapse in Bangladesh in […]

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The Adoption – Part 3

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How Fast Fashion Is Destroying the Planet

This is a review of FASHIONOPOLIS: The Price of Fast Fashion and the Future of Clothes by Dana Thomas There is that old saying, usually attributed to Yves Saint Laurent: “Fashion fades, style is eternal.”BOOKS: Be the first to read books news and see reviews, news and features in The New York Times Book Review.Sign Up Literally speaking, that actually may […]

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How Your Addiction To Fast Fashion Kills

Is shopping “the new terrorism”? If you’re an average consumer, there’s a good chance you shop at affordable places like H&M, Forever 21, Zara, or JCPenney. These stores fuel and fulfill our demand for fast fashion — trendy, cheap things we can easily discard as soon as the clothes fall apart or the next covetable fad comes along. But they […]

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TTT Kumospace

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Protected: Orange Cove High School – Summer 2021 Checklist

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District 30 Library

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Journals of Color

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ELLIS Checklist

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Tristan Activity

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[Draft] Write In… Share Out… (Christina C)

We invite you to Write Out! Write Out (writeout.nwp.org) is an annual two-week event organized by the National Writing Project and the National Park Service in October. It is a series of free online activities where educators, students, and the public are invited to explore national parks and other public spaces to connect and learn through place-based writing and sharing.  […]

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Spark Inquiry with Questions (Chris)

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] Write 10 questions to find your own area of inquiry, your own niche of expertise, and/or a passion of yours. Brainstorm questions you have about yourself, your community, or the world Focus on ONE inquiry question. Read at least one article that […]

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Harry’s Pandemic Playlist of Change

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We hope you … Activities EACH ACTIVITY HAS: A TITLE DECRIBING WHAT WE WANT THE STUDENT TO MAKE AND TO LEARN AN […]

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Unlocking Math Skills and Concepts With Escape Rooms

What’s a mathematical dilemma? It can be … We want you to unlock a digital escape room using math skills, strategies, and reasoning. We’re offering you an intriguing and unique way to apply your third grade math skills. We hope you have fun and notice which Habits of Mind you use as you work through the digital escape room, Winter […]

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Kiran’s Playground

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We hope you … Activities EACH ACTIVITY HAS: A TITLE DECRIBING WHAT WE WANT THE STUDENT TO MAKE AND TO LEARN AN […]

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Janet’s Playground

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We hope you … Activities EACH ACTIVITY HAS: A TITLE DECRIBING WHAT WE WANT THE STUDENT TO MAKE AND TO LEARN AN […]

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Emily’s Playground

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We hope you … Activities EACH ACTIVITY HAS: A TITLE DECRIBING WHAT WE WANT THE STUDENT TO MAKE AND TO LEARN AN […]

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Carla’s Reading Playlist

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to closely read an article. We’ll show you ways to paraphrase and summarize important points from the article. We hope you will then be able to communicate what the […]

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Anna’s Playlist for Making Digital Portfolios

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to make a digital portfolio! What is a digital portfolio? It can be used as a place to showcase finished products, as well as discrete pieces of your process. This can be in a physical format or in a digital format. We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We […]

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Flip Books

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Flip Books

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Template for a Playlist

[REMEMBER TO ADD A FEATURED IMAGE.] We invite you to… [BE SPECIFIC ABOUT WHAT THEY ARE BEING ASKED TO MAKE] What is a …? It can be … We want you to… We’ll show you …, and then… We hope you … Activities EACH ACTIVITY HAS: A TITLE DECRIBING WHAT WE WANT THE STUDENT TO MAKE AND TO LEARN AN […]

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The Adoption

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Mental health impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on parents in high-risk, low income communities

Abstract Background: COVID-19 has spread across the globe, resulting in significant changes in virtually every aspect of life. Mitigation efforts, like shelter-in-place orders, have taken a particular toll on parents who have had to navigate disruptions in work and/or school schedules. Research from high-income countries demonstrates increased parental anxiety, stress, depression, and burnout resulting from the pandemic. It is unclear […]

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Right. So Dee is connecting to these African tradition while disconnecting from her family and local traditions.

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Right. It might be interesting to imagine and recreate a conversation between Dee and her boyfriend in the car on the way to her mother and sister. How would Dee prepare Hakim for this visit?

What would she say about the place she was raised? Would she tell him about the fire and the house where her sister and mother live now? How much about her background would she share with him. Print this page. Author Paul

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Funny, I get a different feeling from this sentence. I think it is saying that Dee ACTED like you can't say “no” to her, not that it never happened. So that means that she is confident and personally forceful, not that she is lucky. See what I mean?

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Pressed us to her with the serious way she read, to shove us away at just the moment, like dimwits, we seemed about to understand. Print this page. Author Paul

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[Drafts] Playlists

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In Pictures: Global protests in solidarity with Palestinians

Large demonstrations held in big cities around the world in condemnation of Israel’s actions. 12 May 2021 From New York and London to Karachi and Rabbat, thousands of people have gathered in big cities across the world to protest against Israeli attacks on Gaza. Demonstrators on Tuesday also rallied to denounce the ongoing crackdown at the Al-Aqsa Mosque compound in […]

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Wait… the narrator, the mother, is saying that Maggie thinks her sister could do anything she wants to do in life — never accepting “no” from anybody. Do you see that?

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Do Ho Suh: Almost Home

Do Ho Suh’s immersive architectural installations—unexpectedly crafted with ethereal fabric—are spaces that are at once deeply familiar and profoundly alien. Suh is internationally renowned for his “fabric architecture” sculptures that explore the global nature of contemporary identity as well as memory, migration, and our ideas of home. Do Ho Suh: Almost Home is the first major exhibition of the artist’s work […]

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Min Jee’s Lunch

It was five minutes before the class transitioned to lunch, and Min Jee was excited. She and her father had cooked dinner together the night before, and she knew he had packed extra for her today. None of her friends ever brought stew for lunch, especially not bright red stew like kimchi jjigae, and Min Jee was excited to show […]

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The Muddled History of Anti-Asian Violence

On the evening of April 28, 1997, Kuan Chung Kao, a thirty-three-year-old Taiwan-born engineer, went to the Cotati Yacht Club near Rohnert Park, a quiet suburb in Sonoma County, California, where he lived with his wife and three children. Kao went to the bar a couple of times a week for an after-work glass of red wine; on this evening, […]

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“Bad” English Is Part Of My Korean American Heritage

Excerpted from Minor Feelings: An Asian American Reckoning by Cathy Park Hong. Copyright ©2020. Available from Penguin Random House. I had a special, almost erotic, relationship with my stationery when I was young. I collected stationery items the way other kids collect dolls or action figures. “Really I must buy a pencil,” Virginia Woolf said, without warning, before rushing out the door to begin […]

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A Brief Timeline of Racism Against Asians in America

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Dear Educators, It Is Time to Fight for Asian America

Although the recent increase in anti-Asian attacks has been hard for all of us, the murderous killing spree in Atlanta has our families, our youth, and our communities spiraling. From a Japanese teacher in Seattle’s Chinatown-International District being assaulted by a man wielding a sock filled with rocks, to the robbery and killing of an Asian American elder in Oakland, to the elderly Asian American woman shoved and […]

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History of Manga – Jake Jacobs

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Susan Chen’s Portraits of Asian Americans Reckon with a History of Exclusion

Portrait of Susan Chen. Courtesy of the artist. Susan Chen, Christina Ho, 2020. Photo by Adam Reich. Courtesy of the artist and Meredith Rosen Gallery.Just months after receiving her MFA from Columbia University, Susan Chen sold out her first solo exhibition at Meredith Rosen Gallery in New York before it officially opened in August. The show, titled “On Longing,” is on view until […]

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STOP AAPI HATE NATIONAL REPORT 3/19/20 – 2/28/21

This report covers the 3,795 incidents received by the Stop AAPI Hate reporting center from March 19, 2020 to February 28, 2021. The number of hate incidents reported to our center represent only a fraction of the number of hate incidents that actually occur, but it does show how vulnerable Asian Americans are to discrimination, and the types of discrimination […]

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An inspiring end!

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“Let's pass it … ” is a long list. How do we get more support for this agenda?

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What's wrong with becoming confrontational, Joe?

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Immigration! He is hitting everything.

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Stay awake, Ted! This is about wht is happening in your state.

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Voting too? Go Joe.

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Do your part… get together!

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Fair, fiscally responsible, and effective economically.

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Are there people ready for those jobs?

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How could anybody oppose any of this?

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Again a reframing that is so clear and powerful: trickle down has never worked…

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I love this Pre-K to 13+ reframing!

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This seems so obvious and moral.

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Right. It might be interesting to imagine and recreate a conversation between Dee and her boyfriend in the car on the way to her mother and sister. How would Dee prepare Hakim for this visit?

Right. So Dee is connecting to these African tradition while disconnecting from her family and local traditions.

Funny, I get a different feeling from this sentence. I think it is saying that Dee ACTED like you can't say “no” to her, not that it never happened. So that means that she is confident and personally forceful, not that she is lucky. See what I mean?

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Wait… the narrator, the mother, is saying that Maggie thinks her sister could do anything she wants to do in life — never accepting “no” from anybody. Do you see that?

Voting too? Go Joe.

Stay awake, Ted! This is about wht is happening in your state.

Immigration! He is hitting everything.

What's wrong with becoming confrontational, Joe?

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