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See our three recent classroom lessons aimed at helping students grapple with both the personal and political sides of high-stakes testing:
Students learn about the Seattle teachers’ boycott of high-stakes tests and the larger testing issue, and consider a range of opinions about the effect of current high-stakes testing on teachers, students, and our education system.
A selection of activities to help you and your class mark Respect for All Week (this year on Feb. 10-14, 2014).
A conflict resolution word-find game!
Jinnie Spiegler, a parent and education activist, offers suggestions for parents who want to talk with their children about what happened in Newtown.
We offer suggestions to introduce the topic of Hurricane Sandy in the classroom and ideas on ways to teach about it, with links to helpful articles and resources.
Talking with children about current events can be rough terrain but it's important because it provides a way to build compassion and critical thinking and, at the same time, address their most important questions.
Guidelines for helping educators deal sensitively with a difficult issue.
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