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7 Culturally Responsive Teaching Strategies and Instructional Practices
Implement these culturally responsive teaching strategies in the classroom to improve learning outcomes and help students feel included, validated, valued, and safe.
Dr. Tyrone C. Howard
Professor, UCLA; Senior Fellow, ICLE; HMH Learning Sciences & Research Advisory Board
November 19, 2020
National Novel Writing Month: Turning Students into Excited Writers in 2020
On November 1st, 2020, National Novel Writing Month began for thousands of writers around the world. At the same time, many teachers introduced their classrooms to the NaNoWriMo Young Writers Program, and found their students developing a new-found passion for creative writing.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Staff
November 06, 2020
ELA Halloween Activities for Middle School and High School Students
Get your ELA class into the spirit with these fun Halloween activities for middle school and high school students, and learn from a few masters of horror how to really make those spines tingle and those bones shake.
Ali Habashi
Shaped Staff
Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Staff
October 20, 2020
Teaching Fact vs. Opinion: Tips, Activities, and Resources
Journalist and educator Esther Wojcicki provides tips, resources, and activities to help students differentiate between fact and opinion in an era where misinformation is prevalent.
Esther Wojcicki
Journalist and Teacher; Founder, Palo Alto High Media Arts Program
October 08, 2020
How to Write for TV: Virtual Collaboration and the Blank Page
Carmen Sandiego showrunner Duane Capizzi takes readers inside the writers room and explores how to engage in collaborative script writing. He shows how TV writing is suited to virtual environments and shares experiences and strategies for conquering the blank page.
Duane Capizzi
TV Writer and Producer
August 17, 2020
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