November 21, 2017

The Advocate's Toolbox

How Educators Can Respond to Mental Health Concerns Raised by “13 Reasons Why” | In the Classroom

For ELA teacher Valerie Sawicki Bellomo, the controversy over the Netflix adaptation of 13 Reasons Why presented a challenge and an opportunity to support students’ mental health.

Middle School Students Explore Representation in “A Fine Dessert” | In the Classroom

A NYC middle school teacher uses the controversial picture book Fine Dessert to teach about stereotype and representation.

Inspiring Reluctant & Struggling Readers with Sharon Creech’s “Love That Dog”  | In the Classroom

How a classroom teacher used Sharon Creech’s Love That Dog to effectively engage even her most reluctant readers.