Teaching Strategies

February 5, 2018

In the classroom, students who lack assertiveness skills may hesitate to share their thinking openly or ask clarifying questions when they’re confused, or allow a classmate’s bullying to go unchallenged. And teachers who lack these skills may struggle to set clear behavior expectations in the...

March 13, 2013

A Message from the Executive Director

I PLAY THE RECORDER, and I’m part of an amateur ensemble. Rachel is our teacher and coach. From time to time, if we lapse into a moment of sloppy or careless playing, she’ll look around at us, a twinkle in her eye, and ask, “Is that how you want to be...

July 23, 2011

The theories of Freire and Ayers--and the Massachusetts curriculum framework--guide Emma Rose Roderick in creating a unit plan for fifth-graders on work (Freire, Ayers & an Economics Lesson for Fifth Graders).

July 23, 2011

These small-group discussions can help students grapple with tough and emotional issues.

July 23, 2011

These two processes offer us an opportunity to think rigorously without polarization and to embrace contradictions that normally divide us.

October 28, 2008

Nine techniques teachers can use to encourage constructive interaction among students using small groups.

August 28, 2006

A student questionnaire, poll results, and an excerpt from a high school student's prize-winning essay called "We Don't Believe in Politics" aim to open up discussion about what your students really think about politics.

April 5, 2006

Thought-provoking reading and exercises for teachers and students on the importance of good questions.