Tag: Engagement

Returning to the Classroom this Fall

  WNYW Street Talk interview-   Teaching Matters' CEO Lynette Guastaferro speaks with WNYW Street Talk about returning to the classroom this.

Summer Virtual Institute Wrap-Up

  In case you missed our Summer Virtual Institute in August, here are some snippets of what you missed.   Keynote speaker Dr. Anthony Muhammad.

Virtual Institute

Are you ready for the Teaching Matters Virtual Institute?

Jumpstart to Early Reading

We developed the Early Reading Matters Program in 2014 to support high poverty schools in raising reading proficiency in grades K-2. Our goal for.

Equity-Focused Initiatives for K-12 students and families

As a young man growing up in Detroit, I attended public schools where I was a member of the majority. As a member of the majority, the voices of.

It's All About the Plan: A MindSet Shift Towards Unfinished Learning

Are you in the process of planning for your education teams to develop a cohesive plan that will impact the lives of your students and build a.

Books to Celebrate AAPI Culture in the Classroom

"When children cannot find themselves reflected in the books they read or when the images they see are distorted, negative, or laughable, they learn.

Teachers, We LOVE You

Teachers, we appreciate you! Our entire organization is dedicated to ensuring that you know you matter and have the resources needed for success. We.

Poetry: Words From The Heart

I hope our last poem of the month resonates with you the same way it did with me and provides inspiration for you to reflect on self.  

When Justice is the Exception

Social injustice has been a recurring theme in American life and once again has dominated our lives, communities and classrooms for the last 331.

Other Side Of This

Let the celebration continue. We are highlighting the work of our community poet Jessica Diaz to share with you. Enjoy her words and let them sink.

Poetry: A Generational Gift

When things go wrong, as they sometimes will, When the road you’re trudging seems all up hill, When the funds are low and the debts are high,

Education is Love

Teaching Matters is committed to providing educators with resources that will impact our classrooms and communities. Our mission -  to close the.

Culturally Responsive Lessons All Year Long

  At this time, more than ever, it's become increasingly important for students, and teachers alike, to learn about and celebrate Black History.

Remote Activities for Early Readers: Concepts About Print

  What is Concepts About Print (CAP)? Concepts about Print (CAP) refers to the awareness of 'how print works'. This includes the.

Confronting Social Injustice: A Conversation about Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

Systemic racism has been a part of US history for 401 years and it will take more then one summer of social reckoning to dismantle and rebuild an.

Educating Change Makers: Moving Beyond our Perception of Best Practices

Several weeks ago, while coaching a new teacher in our new reality, I observed the use of a similar pattern or practice to instruction. The teacher.

Disrupting Inequitable Systems: Equipping Children With the Knowledge, Will, and Skills

Over fifteen years ago, I attended an elite public magnet high school in New York City. The school prided itself on developing young leaders who.

Voices and Voting: Education after an Election

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and the racial injustices that plague our systems have created a heightened sense of unrest and uneasiness among many.

Elevating Voices: Social Justice Education for Our Times

A high school friend of mine, Deion, had immigrated to the U.S. from Jamaica as a small child. His mother worked tirelessly to support them; as soon.

Centering Joy in ELA Text Selection

Joy. It is something I have been ruminating on and desperately trying to find these past few months. In the midst of a global pandemic that has.

Early Reading Assessment ToolKit: Remote Resources to Capture Formative Data

  As we continue hybrid and remote teaching, we know how important it is to assess our K-1st grade students, who have lost instructional time due to.

Remote Activities for K-8 Students: Engaging and Standard Aligned

  Lesson planning is a huge part of teaching and up until this past March, most of us planned on delivering our lessons to our students in person..

Science Education during a Pandemic: What Can we do to Engage our Students?

I am a former veteran science teacher who now works as a science coach. Science education, to me, means providing kids with experiences that allow.