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How I Teach

How I Teach

How do teachers captivate their students? Here, in a feature we call How I Teach, we ask great educators how they approach their jobs.

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This Illinois teacher welcomes back her kindergarten students — this time, as second graders

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Empathy and equity are key to Michigan Teacher of the Year’s success

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This NYC counselor is helping students work through COVID-era trauma 

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This Denver teacher used to lecture students about using ‘Spanglish’ in the classroom. Now, she embraces it.

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At this East Harlem high school, advisory class is focused on student mental health

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This Detroit teacher’s classroom might be the hottest music studio in the city

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Giving teachers space to ‘relax and breathe’ lets them show up for their students, this IPS Principal of the Year says

This singing principal of viral video fame wants students to know they are loved. A call from Oprah would be nice, too. 

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This Newark educator returned ‘home’ to teach Deaf students. Now she’s the district’s Teacher of the Year.

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This NYC teacher scrolls with care and reminds students that empathy is a ‘radical’ act

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He left tech to become a Colorado high school teacher. His key to classroom success: ‘love the kids as much as the content.’

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Esta nativa de Newark vio la necesidad tener maestros de educación especial bilingües. Y regresó a casa para responder al llamado.

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This Newark native saw a need for bilingual special education teachers. She moved back home to answer the call.

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This Indiana educator finds inspiration on TikTok and teaches skills that can’t be measured on tests

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This star Philadelphia principal urges graduates to ‘rebuild the world’ in their vision

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Despite loss and loneliness, the year was anything but ‘lost’ this NYC math teacher says

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