Tips and Guides

A Community Guide for Parents & Students to Special Education in Mississippi

Author: The Southern Poverty Law Center

Summary: This guide is designed to help parents and students become effective advocates in planning the student's special education program. By using this manual and by working with school staff, you will learn how to draft an... Read on...

Big Ideas in Science Education

Author: Multiple authors listed within report

Summary: "Big Ideas in Science Education", a blog post from Teaching Science presents Principles and Ideas of Science Education, a great informal resource for teachers of young scientists who want students to know what real... Read on...

Center for Applied Special Technology (CAST)

Summary: CAST is a nonprofit research and development organization that works to expand learning opportunities for all individuals, especially those with disabilities, through Universal Design for Learning (UDL). UDL is a set of... Read on...

CIrcles of Change

Author: Tracy A. Thompson

Summary: Lending circles, self-help groups, and study circles are all examples of one of the oldest and most effective tools for creating personal and social change. Leveraging the potential of Circles requires a clear... Read on...

Education for Liberation’s EdLib Lab

Summary: The Education for Liberation Network is a national coalition of teachers, community activists, researchers, youth and parents who believe a good education should teach people, particularly low-income youth and youth of... Read on...

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Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: The Freechild Project Youth Engagement Workshop Guide features 24 workshop outlines designed to help learning groups explore different aspects of Youth Engagement. All exercises are hands-on, interactive, and focused on... Read on...

Freechild Project Youth Voice Toolbox

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: The Youth Voice Toolbox is an online resource comprised of a series of one-pagers on youth action, youth engagement, youth empowerment, and more. These tools identify a number of innovative practices, practical... Read on...

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Glossary of Instructional Strategies

Summary: The Glossary of Instructional Strategies details over 1000 strategies for educational instruction. It was created in 1996, is presented in a very simple format, and continues to receive regular updates.

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Guide to Cooperative Games for Social Change

Author: Adam Fletcher and Kari Kunst

Summary: These activities provide a basic exploration of trust, teambuilding, communication, and social change by actively involving all participants. Young people, community youth workers, classroom teachers, and others are... Read on...

Hemera’s Contemplative Fellowships for Educators

Summary: Hemera's Contemplative Fellowships for Educators support educators' growth through contemplative practice in a retreat setting, allowing individuals the opportunity to cultivate mindfulness, compassion, personal... Read on...

IDEA Learning Report

Summary: IDEA Learning Report: Covering April 2013 - January 2014

As a Reggio Emilia teacher makes visible the learning and conversations she sees unfolding in an early childhood classroom, this Learning Report is an invitation... Read on...

Invigorating Innovation in Education

Author: Paul Kim

Summary: This essay illustrates several examples of innovation in teaching practices in different fields.

Linchpin: Are You Indispensable?

Author: Seth Godin

Summary: A linchpin is that key thing that holds stuff together. Seth Godin lays out how the world has changed since we began preparing people to work in factories to the skills, values, and habits that make people valuable in... Read on...

Managing Your Cash Flow

Author: Business Owner's Toolkit

Summary: This basic introduction to cash flow is a key resource for those new to creating and managing organizational budgets. You can click "next" to advance to the various sections, including understanding cash flow,... Read on...

Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Students as Partners in School Change

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: This powerful guide provides the theory, research, and numerous practical examples for working with students to take action together to improve schools, written by a leading practitioner in the field of youth voice and... Read on...

National Center on Universal Design for Learning

Summary: Founded in 2009, the National UDL Center supports the effective implementation of UDL by connecting stakeholders in the field and providing resources and information about advocacy, implementation, research, and other... Read on...

New Creative Community

Author: Arlene Goldbard

Summary: An inspiring, foundational book that defines the burgeoning field of community cultural development. Through personal stories, rousing accounts, detailed observation and histories, Arlene Goldbard describes how... Read on...

Parenting for Social Change

Author: Teresa Graham Brett

Summary: At its core, parenting is about love. The parent-child relationship is the foundation from which we learn how to interact in the world. When parent-child relationships are approached from our culture's dominant paradigm... Read on...

Restorative Approaches to Conflict

Author: Transforming Conflict

Summary: This website provides an introduction to the theory and practice of restorative justice and how it can be used in schools with young people. Restorative justice "puts repairing harm done to relationships and people over... Read on...

Series on Meaningful Student Involvement

Author: Adam Fletcher

Summary: Meaningful Student Involvement: Guide to Students as Partners in School Change
Stories of Meaningful Student Involvement
Meaningful Student Involvement Research Guide
Meaningful Student Involvement Resource Guide

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