See the Ability Behind a Disability

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Differentiate Better

TL;DR: Understanding differing abilities help us define the obstacles and the bias about ableism. Lesson plan ideas on talking about abilities and special needs by putting the person first. Explore a growth mindset while learning about biased perspectives. Equity and Inclusion Reflection Questions: Why does the society we live in consider able-bodied individuals as having more value? Think of a … Read More

That Perfect Cup of Tea: Feminism for Today’s Generation!

Nilmini Ratwatte-HenstridgeBlog, Connect Better, Reflect Better

TL;DR: Things to consider when teaching about feminism is an important reflection point. Lesson ideas to inspire inquiry questions. Consider the importance of male support in the feminist movement. Equity and Inclusion Reflection Questions: Why has the world continued to function without gender equality? What discussion points would you be comfortable bringing up in your classroom to consider making a … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Curriculum Series #4—Crafting a Compelling Driving Question

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

Today, I am discussing an element of project-based learning that is often overlooked – how to craft a compelling driving question.⁠ ⁠ I break down the differences between essential and driving questions, I give examples of each, and a checklist or the standard of what is needed. When you are creating a driving question, I recommend a minimum of 5 … Read More

FROM THE ARCHIVES: Curriculum Series #1—The Research on Teaching for Justice

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

 This is Episode #1 of my Curriculum Development Mini-Series. I am discussing the research and rationale behind why we create units, what the research says, and how we create a step-by-step process. ⁠ ⁠ Research shows that student centered dialogue increases:⁠ ⁠ – the students’ sense of belonging⁠ – confidence⁠ – increased academic performance⁠ – improves teach-student and student-student … Read More

Creating Communities Where Every Child Feels a Sense of Belonging with Michelle Goldshlag

Lindsay LyonsTime for Teachership Podcast

 School culture is affected by anyone who is connected to your school, this means administrators, teachers, students, other faculty, and families. ⁠ ⁠ If you want a culture that reflects belonging, Michelle emphasizes the importance of listening, leaning into discomfort and being equitable in who has power to effect change. ⁠ ⁠ Learn more about creating thriving communities and … Read More