Effective Classroom Management

Teaching News Literacy in Politically Polarized Times – Education Article

It is no longer news that the 2016 U.S. Presidential election revealed and exacerbated a political polarization that has been growing in and beyond the United States. The heated nature of modern news reporting and political discourse both reflects and feeds such polarization. It also presents significant challenges to teachers who hope to foster critical and reflective thinking. Polls and analysis from the Pew Research Center confirm the impression that American society has become strikingly politically polarized. This divide, which…

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Why Are We So Quick to Judge Our Students? – Education Article

I once had a student who missed numerous classes and assignments. Whenever I approached him about it, he would deny that he had missed anything. He’d insist that he had been present or handed in the assignment, and that I must have not seen him in class or lost his work. What really got under my skin was the accusatory tone of his denials, suggesting that he was a victim of my incompetence. Not surprisingly, this left me feeling anger…

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