News, suggestions, conversation and support from voices across the TT community.


What We're Reading This Week: May 25, 2018

The academic benefits of teacher-student relationships, teaching emotional resilience to fifth graders, responses to Betsy DeVos and other stories that caught our eye this week.

A Teacher’s Plea to America

One teacher reflects on what it means for students to go to school every day after Columbine, Sandy Hook, Parkland and Santa Fe.

Teachers, Facebook and Civic Engagement

In the wake of the 2016 presidential election, many people—educators chief among them—joined activist Facebook groups. Researchers at the University of Florida studied how these groups influenced educators’ civic engagement. Here’s what they learned.

TT Grants in Action: Love Your Magic Conference

TT Educator Grants support social justice work at the classroom, school and district levels. Read about how one teacher used her grant to help fund a daylong conference empowering girls of color in Boston.

In Memoriam

At least 152 people have died in K–12 school shootings since April 20, 1999. We honor their memories.

When Bad Things Are Happening

Once again, news is breaking about a school shooting. Your students may want to discuss this crisis as it unfolds. Here’s how.

When a First-Grader Is Called a Racist

When the word ‘racist’ brought out some strong feelings in a first-grade classroom, this teacher helped the students examine the word’s complexity.