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What Teach for America Taught Us

May 6, 2020

Three members of the Fishtank curriculum team spent their formative teaching years as Teach for America corps members. Here they share the high points, the struggles, and how their time in the classroom informs their approach to creating the Fishtank curriculum.

Supporting Independent Math Work

by Kate Gasaway

April 30, 2020

10 tips to help you build independent math assignments that make remote learning more like in-class learning.

Fishtank (Remote) Teacher Spotlight: Alyssa Mayer

April 23, 2020

Our Fishtank Teacher Spotlight with Alyssa Mayer, who teaches 5th grade at Booker T. Washington STEM Academy in Champaign, Illinois. Like many teachers across the country, Alyssa is currently teaching her class remotely while her school is closed, in accordance with the state’s stay-at-home order.

Engaging with Earth Day—Even If You Don’t Teach Science

April 14, 2020

Earth Day is April 22nd. Explore ways to incorporate lessons about climate change into your classroom.

Fostering Academic Discussion Online

April 13, 2020

Our guide for bringing academic discussion into the online learning experience, for ELA and math lessons.

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