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To Help Our Students Understand Inequality, Show Them How to ‘Zoom Out’

To help our students understand the causes and consequences of social inequality, we need to help them learn how to think sociologically.  What is a Sociological Perspective? I am a sociologist....

Literacy in the Making

There are many obvious connections between STEM and making, but as Dr. John Spencer writes in one of his blog posts, “Too often, we associate makerspaces with STEM classes. People think about...

Moving Beyond Diversity to Social Justice in Our Schools

Diversity—in curriculum, on bookshelves, and among educators—is an essential element of social justice in education. We absolutely cannot do social justice work in our schools without diverse...

A Coach’s Playbook: Conferring With Student Readers

“Champions keep playing until they get it right.” — Billy Jean King As educators we keep trying to get things right. When I first started conferring with middle and high school readers, I got it...

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