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Teaching Today is brought to you by The Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

In conversation with teachers, researchers, and school leaders, we’re dedicated to breaking down the problems, policies, and promising practices that define teaching. Uniting theory and practice, CPET promotes rigorous and relevant scholarship, and is committed to making excellent education accessible worldwide.

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Teaching Today is brought to you by The Center for Professional Education of Teachers (CPET) at Teachers College, Columbia University.

In conversation with teachers, researchers, and school leaders, we’re dedicated to breaking down the problems, policies, and promising practices that define teaching. Uniting theory and practice, CPET promotes rigorous and relevant scholarship, and is committed to making excellent education accessible worldwide.

    Supporting Struggling Readers (In Class and at Home)

    Supporting Struggling Readers (In Class and at Home)

    We often see students begin to struggle with reading as expectations shift from learning to read, to reading to learn. Struggling with this shift can have implications on a student's ability to meet learning demands across all content areas, especially as they move into middle and high school.

    How can you recognize a struggling reader? What prevents students from becoming more fluent readers? What can parents do to support and motivate their students' reading?

    • 43 min
    The Secret to Scaffolding Complex Texts

    The Secret to Scaffolding Complex Texts

    Teachers confront students' emotional responses to reading on a daily basis, particularly as more complex texts are introduced.

    We're unpacking the idea of a "complex text", reflecting on why reading can elicit such emotional responses, and focusing on how teachers can support readers of all ages.

    • 39 min
    The ABCs of Literacy

    The ABCs of Literacy

    Early childhood language acquisition, paired with foundational literacy instruction in elementary school, provides students with the skills they need to learn how to read and write.

    What happens when this learning is interrupted? How can we utilize early childhood literacy practices when teaching older students? And how can teachers and families support basic reading and writing skills during a period of remote learning?

    • 45 min
    Don't Dumb It Down: Intellectual Engagement

    Don't Dumb It Down: Intellectual Engagement

    It can be easy to slip into simplifying your instruction during hard times, but students are more likely to maintain engagement when their tasks are intellectually engaging, highlight curiosity, and offer student choice.

    • 34 min
    Culturally Relevant Curricula During COVID-19

    Culturally Relevant Curricula During COVID-19

    Culturally relevant curricula plays an essential role in capturing student interest and increasing engagement — especially during COVID-19, when the distance between students and teachers is greater than ever.

    • 43 min
    Discussions During Distance Learning

    Discussions During Distance Learning

    Student-to-student discussions are an essential aspect of the learning process, but how are they possible during a time of remote or distance learning?

    • 37 min

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