Educational insights for teachers, school leaders, and more.
Wayne Journell, author of Unpacking Fake News, and winner of the Exemplary Research in Social Studies Award from the National Council for the Social Studies (NCSS) speaks with the TSSP about the recent Michael Cohen hearings and how to successfully teach media literacy in the K-12 classrooms.
Since President Trump’s election, the term “fake news” has been tossed around, not just in political circles, but increasingly within aspects of popular culture. As a result, defining exactly what fake news means in 2019 is difficult. At a basic level, fake news can be described as verifiably false information being presented as legitimate.
Experienced teachers who participate in our mathematics professional development often recognize their former students in the information we present to them about mathematics learning. What tends to be new to them is to learn that particular ways in which students approach a problem or concept say a lot about where students are in their learning.
Writing art education lessons plans (or any lesson plan, for that matter) can seem like a tedious chore completed by a teacher for use by someone else (maybe) other than the teacher! However, I’d like to invite you to consider writing art lesson plans for a moment as a way to nurture your creative souls, which I lovingly refer to here as “unicorns and rainbows.”
In honor of Presidents Day, we’re highlighting key study aids for teachers to use in the classroom. The activities below are centered around three major wars that the US has fought in, including the American Civil War, World War One, and World War Two.
In celebration of Black History Month, we’re highlighting key resources that educators can use in a diverse classroom. Below, we’re sharing the first chapter of Aaron Johnson’s A Walk in Their Kicks: Literacy, Identity, and the Schooling of Young Black Males.