The Hook: A Blind Taste Test

Check out TU Member Alissa Farias' newest post for her blog La Profe Farias in which she gives us a peek into her high school Spanish classroom to share how she used a trip to the grocery store to create a hook for a Spanish food unit.

Click the title to learn how this resulted in "one of their favorite lessons as it included engaging factors for students, free food, competition and an element of suspense."

Creating Equity and Having Fun with GLAD

TU Member Cat Peterson gives us a glimpse into her classroom to show how she uses GLAD strategies to engage all learners in her high school physics class.

Students come into high school with below grade level literacy skills, have out-of-school commitments that keep them from being in the classroom, and many previously felt alienated in complex subject matter. All of this can make learning feel impossible to them. But this is where intentional planning and interactive lessons come in. 

Women of Color in Education Should Be the Norm

For her personal blog at An Educated Guess, TU Director of Organizing Hope Teague-Bowling reflects on the influence women of color had on her own upbringing and shares her reaction to a recent #EduColor chat that focused on women of color educators. 

Click on the title to learn why Hope describes this #EduColor chat as "one of the most important conversations I’ve joined--not because I actually had anything to say, but because I had everything to learn."

A Memo from the Foster Care Lady

TU Member Skylar Cole shares her perspective as an Education Specialist for Treehouse and how we can work toward providing better supports for students in foster care.

Without intervention, 57% of Washington’s foster youth do not graduate. The stakes of failure are high; homelessness is a looming possibility for alumni of care. Graduation is essential, but it cannot be the only end game for my students--these youth need a personally meaningful plan and attainable goals for the future, a reason to try despite the deck stacked high against them.

Extra, Extra, Read all about It!

TU Member Rachel Wiley contributes her latest post to Corelaborate, this time on teaching students about credible sources. Like many of us, her "students are feeling unsure about who or what they can trust. They are wondering if any news article is real or if it is all just sensationalized propaganda."

Click the title to read about the instructional strategies Rachel employs to help students "navigate this whole new world of fact-fact vs. alternative-facts."