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Classroom Perspectives

Breaking the IEP-to-Prison Pipeline

The first steps a student takes after graduation are as critical as graduating itself. While some students have a clearly defined plan and purpose, many others do not.

Teaching from Behind a Screen

Once the school where I teach began giving lessons online through Google Meet, it didn’t take long to realize that teaching behind a screen is not the same as teaching in a school.

Making Rights Real: Teaching the UNCRC

"What do you mean, we have rights as minors?” Thirty pairs of quizzical eyes met mine. Brows furrowed in confusion. “Aren’t rights made by adults, for adults?”

Model UN and The Art of Diplomacy

The Model UN Club found me in 2013 in the shape of two very keen grade 9 girls making a pitch to me at lunch about the need for more women in politics.

Techexpertise: The Digital Starter Kit

As teachers, we’ve been given the role to navigate what technology now looks like in our classrooms. At my school we have developed a model to support technology use.

Starting a Rubik’s Cube Club

Are you interested in improving student engagement with your ELL students? Here’s an idea that I tried at my elementary school that was both fun and successful—a Rubik’s Cube club.