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UNICEF Summer Internships Help Your Students Do Good for the Children of Ukraine

This is the time of year when students are looking for summer internships. This year, many students are also hoping to help the people of Ukraine at this time of extreme need. Read more

Lead Classroom Discussions about Ukraine

What’s the Best Way to Lead Classroom Discussions about Ukraine?

A number of articles have offered advice in the last few weeks.

One good reading is “Veteran Teachers on How to Talk with Your Students About the War in Ukraine,” an article that was published on TeacherVision.com. The article recommends sharing feelings and building empathy . . . allowing ample time for students to raise concerns they would like to discuss. . . and guiding discussions to control the topics that students introduce. Read more

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What Does the Russian Invasion of Ukraine Mean for International Students?

The last five or six years have been difficult – some might say turbulent – for foreign students who wanted to pursue college and postgraduate studies at American colleges and universities. Under the Trump administration’s travel restrictions, students from a number of countries decided to curtail their plans to study in America.

Colleges and universities suffered too when foreign students stayed away. This was the case at large research-oriented universities. We also know one smaller liberal arts college that lost tuition revenue when virtually all its foreign students left. We are not sharing the name of that college in this article because we do not want our comments to reflect negatively on it. Read more

Black History Month Heroes

New Black History Month Heroes to Study in Your Classroom

National Black History Month is observed this February across the United States. How will you be celebrating in your classroom? What lessons and experiences will you offer your students?

Like many teachers, chances are you will profile and study notable African-Americans from the past. There are so many, of course, that it can be hard to decide whom to choose. Should you have your students learn more about Rosa Parks, Jackie Robinson, Dr. Martin Luther King, John Lewis? Who, exactly? Read more

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Black Teachers Needed More Than Ever

Black History Month is an opportunity to remind all Americans of the important role Black teachers have played in empowering communities politically and socially. But today, it is particularly critical to convince more African Americans to join the profession. The U.S. faces a looming teacher crisis and: Read more

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Post-Pandemic Vigilance

How Classroom Teachers Can Know when Students are Harming Themselves . . . and What Teachers Should Do If They Are

How are students adjusting as they return to live classrooms? The answer is, they are adjusting in different ways, depending on thousands of variables that include life at home and their emotional and social maturity. Some students are simply happy to be back at their desks. Still, others are finding the transition moderately difficult. And then there are other students who are having an extremely difficult time making the transition. Read more

High School Teacher Esther Brunat Talks about Career Planning for the Student Research Foundation

High School Teacher Esther Brunat on How Math Equips Students for the Future

Video to Watch . . .

We recently spoke with high school math teacher Esther Brunat about the critical role that math can play in preparing students for success.

Ms. Brunat, who teaches high school math, algebra II, and trigonometry in Texas, is impassioned about the role that math studies play in equipping her students for a variety of critically important careers that will help the world.

You’ll want to watch this video. Here are some edited portions of what Ms. Brunat told the Student Research Foundation. Read more

English Teacher Daina Petronis talks about the Student Research Foundation

Toronto English Teacher Daina Petronis Explains How Student Attitudes Can Increase their Career Options

Daina Petronis, who teaches high school English in Toronto, recently offered some insightful observations on how student attitudes can affect their readiness to make good career decisions and lead better lives.

She shared her views in a new Student Research Foundation video we know you will want to watch. Read more

High School Teacher Trevor Muir talking about Student Research Foundation

Teacher Trevor Muir on Why Soft Skills Are the Most Important Career Skills of All

High school teacher Trevor Muir believes that soft skills that are developed in project-based learning could be even more vital to success in technology-intensive fields than hard skills like chemistry or mathematics.

Trevor explained why in a recent video he shared with the Student Research Foundation. Read more

Helping Your Students Discuss the Ethical Issues of Applying to College

As you know, a major scandal involving college admissions has been making headlines since 2019. A number of very wealthy parents – some of whom are celebrities – paid vast sums of money to a college admissions counselor of sorts, who then pulled all kinds of strings to get their kids into elite institutions that included USC, Stanford, Yale, and others.

How did that counselor help those students get into top colleges? In some cases, he found ways to assure that they would earn top scores on standardized tests. (In one case, he allegedly stated that one student required special accommodations on a test, then he had that student take the test in a private location where he could answer questions for her.) Read more