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Ocean Science: Start Shallow, Go Deep (Part I)

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While memories of the beach are still fresh in students’ minds, ocean science offers many hooks for seasonal lessons in all of the sciences. Oceans cover more than 70 percent of Earth’s surface and contain 97 percent of all water on the planet. … [Continue reading]

How can schools prepare for discussions of controversial issues? (Part II)

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On Monday, we looked at the reasons why schools should allow discussions of controversial issues. See Part I. Now let's address the how. What can school leaders do? Schools could preemptively address parental and other concerns by preparing … [Continue reading]

Should schools allow discussions of controversial issues? (Part I)

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[OP-ED] On Saturday, August 9 in Ferguson, Mo., a police officer fatally shot Michael Brown, a young black man, sparking protests in the town and discussions about race and history across the United States. On August 21, Ed Week reported that the … [Continue reading]

Using Graphic Novels in the Classroom

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Why should you consider teaching with graphic novels? Kids read graphic novels – walk into any library or bookstore and you will find young readers hanging out in the manga and comics aisles. So, why aren’t teachers using more graphic … [Continue reading]