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Stories by Leah Shafer

By Leah Shafer 09/19/2016 3:16 PM EDT
Beyond Stereotype
Breaking the grip of the “model minority” caricature to see students as individuals.
By Leah Shafer 09/14/2016 8:40 AM EDT
Photo illustration that overlays multicultural faces onto outline of the US
Facing down the challenges of teaching the 2016 election, with resources for preparing engaged citizens.
By Leah Shafer 08/29/2016 12:40 PM EDT
Illustration of a school on the left and a house on the right, with yellow emoticons in the middle
Simple games, played intentionally, can make for powerful moments of social-emotional learning.
By Leah Shafer 08/23/2016 4:17 PM EDT
Deliberately Developmental
By Leah Shafer 08/18/2016 6:37 PM EDT
Group of students casually talking, with one girl facing camera and smiling
Five ways to welcome student input and bolster your school's success.
By Leah Shafer 08/08/2016 9:33 AM EDT
Facing Race
Strategies for leading an honest classroom conversation about race in America.
By Leah Shafer 07/25/2016 4:25 PM EDT
Exploring Affirmative Action
What colleges — and college students — get wrong about diversity on campus.
By Leah Shafer 07/15/2016 3:40 PM EDT
A smiling teacher calling on students in math class
An effective social-emotional learning program has to be a whole-school initiative.
By Leah Shafer 07/01/2016 11:23 AM EDT
Picture of a lake in summertime, with a camp house and a wooden fence hung with colorful lifejackets
Free from school-year demands, summer camps are a key venue for social-emotional learning.
By Leah Shafer 06/28/2016 11:37 AM EDT
Costs of Specialized Teaching
New study shows negative effects of specialized teaching, hinting at the importance of teacher-student relationships.