Category Archives: The Tough Issues

How to Create an LGBT-Inclusive Classroom

  June is LGBTQ pride month, and though school is no longer in session for most of you, now is the time to think critically about how you treat LGBTQ students in your classroom. Over the course of your career … Continue reading

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In The Wake Of Another School Shooting

How do you reassure your students that they are safe inside your classroom after the latest school shooting? You can’t. Since 2013 there have been nearly 300 school shootings. While this data does include instances of no student injuries or … Continue reading

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Lower Student Dropout Rates

Students who leave school without a high school degree miss out on a lot of opportunities. Not only does it make it more difficult for them to get a job, but the lack of education can make their lives significantly … Continue reading

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The Tough Issues: Teaching Traumatized Students

Trauma can lead to many different things. Students may become withdrawn, they may act out, they may stop focusing on school work, and any combination of these and many more things. The types of trauma can vary, from eviction to … Continue reading

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The Tough Issues: Undocumented Students In The Classroom

With Donald Trump now in office, the deportation of undocumented immigrants is rising. This is an issue that clearly has deep resonance in politics, but what about in the classroom? It is estimated that there are hundreds of thousands of … Continue reading

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