Teaching Strategies

February 5, 2018
In the classroom, students who lack assertiveness skills may hesitate to share their thinking openly or ask clarifying questions when they’re confused, or allow a classmate’s bullying to go…
March 13, 2013
A Message from the Executive Director I PLAY THE RECORDER, and I’m part of an amateur ensemble. Rachel is our teacher and coach. From time to time, if we lapse into a moment of sloppy or careless…
July 23, 2011
By Emma Rose Roderick   The following, adapted from a paper by Emma Rose Roderick, was written in conjunction with a classroom activity that is available on this website, Work, Workers & the U.…
July 23, 2011
With the threat of war and terrorism in the news, it can be helpful to give students a chance to express their feelings. One way to support young people (4th grade and older) in dealing with…
July 23, 2011
"If people don't obey the law, you can't have a decent society." "But what about people like Gandhi and King? Without them India would still be ruled by Britain and the South would still keep…
October 28, 2008
Concert This is a method to encourage student self-examination about their behavior in groups. For a detailed description, see Teaching Social Responsibility on TeachableMoment.org This activity…
August 28, 2006
To the Teacher: Polls have become a major, even the major, source of information during election cycles. They tell us, among other things, what the public views as key issues. In the materials that…
April 5, 2006
To the Teacher: Please answer the following questions: 1. Do you ever assign students a reading, to which they are to respond by writing several good questions? (In this context, a "good question"…
July 23, 2004
The 2004 presidential election is a prime example of a "teachable moment." Over the past several months, we have posted many readings and activities on www.teachablemoment.org to help teachers and…