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Why teachers should help students inaugurate a discussion of politics in the classroom

Hechinger Report - January 19, 2017 3017

As a student teacher in a New York City public high school in the West Bronx, election and the run-up to the inauguration forced me to think deeply about the role teachers play in teaching critical democratic skills such as deliberation and dissent. The New York City Education Department has policies that prohibit teachers from […]


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Spigot Community via @LearningLurker - February 20, 2017 3013

.broken_link, a.broken_link { text-decoration: line-through; } Toggle navigation Search Monday, February 20, 2017 I remember the first year I started teaching. It was exhilarating and confusing and led me to a mini-existential crisis of sorts that I imagine often when you walk into a class with a bunch of faces staring at you who assume you have all the answers and the key to their future. Why else would they be there? I had a conversation with a dear friend and I asked her the point of teaching. She said: “To remember that students don’t know what they don’t know, but that they are in that space to learn Featured DML Twitter Watch More Blog Posts Thursday, February 16, 2017 As part of the Leveling Up: Parenting study, a project of the Connected Learning Research Network at the DML Research Hub, I and my fellow researchers wondered: How can we help interest-driven after-school programs better engage with parents? Though we had spent a lot of time in these spaces interviewing and observing students and their families, we realized we hadn’t systematically talked to the educators and administrators in these spaces to get their perspective on what works and what doesn’t.