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- Some Favorite Books for Young Children In December, with the support of the Peppercorn Foundation, Rethinking Schools sponsored a writers' retreat near Portland, Ore., for a number of early childhood educators from around the country. We asked retreat participants to share with us a few of their favorite books for working with young children. We include some of them here.
Framing the Family Tree
How teachers can be sensitive to students' family situations
An early childhood teacher strives to make all her students feel at home
Strawberry Fields Forever?
An early childhood teacher draws on her past while teaching children of migrant farmworkers
A terrific young reader runs smack into a fill-in the blank reading test and his teacher asks: How many kids like this are being left behind?
An inclusion classroom becomes the stage for learning and acceptance
What About Play?
When "screen time" and drills replace open-ended play, kids lose out
First and Second title both empty, Update me!
Not only do my students play in the classroom, but it’s good for them
Exploring Our Urban Wilderness
A second- and third-grade teacher helps his students discover the natural world in their urban environmentBy Mark Hansen
Heather's Moms Got Married
Second graders talk about gay marriage
'Is This Just Regular English?'
An English teacher examines how tracking affects her students
The Recruitment Minefield
Critical literacy activities can protect students against predatory military recruitingBy Bill Bigelow
Integrals and Equity
A math lesson prompts new awareness for prep school students-and their teacher
NO CHILD LEFT UNTESTEDBy Wayne Au
Once again, educators are being told that we have to do more with less.
We Are the World
A call for solidarity among teachers around the world to combat forces of globalization and privatization
- What Can One Elementary Teacher In Anytown, U.S.A. Do?
- Short Stuff
- Strange Stuff
- Student Voices
- 10 Points to Consider Before Signing a Military Enlistment Agreement
- Tips for Teachers
- Resources on Family Diversity
- Do You Get the Point?
The Tsunami and Other Disasters
California's Grassroots Grow
Messing With Texas
Leaving Children Behind kicks up dust in the lone star statetranslation missing: en.articles.revieweds Wayne Au
Rethinking Bilingual Education is an exciting new collection of articles about bringing students’ home languages into our classrooms.
For almost two decades, teachers have looked to Reading, Writing, and Rising Up as a trusted text to integrate social justice teaching in language arts classrooms.
Teaching is a lifelong challenge, but the first few years in the classroom are typically a teacher’s hardest.