Learning from World AIDS Day

Teach Better TeamBlog, Connect Better

TL;DR: We must not erase the toll of the AIDS epidemic from our historical memory. Health teachers aren’t the only teachers who can/should talk about HIV/AIDS on World AIDS Day and beyond. Author’s Note: HIV/AIDS is absolutely a world issue; however, this post focuses on its impact in America most prevalently.  As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, we are quickly approaching … Read More

Teaching and Remembering 9/11 Twenty Years Later

Teach Better TeamBlog, Lesson Plan Better, Teach Further

TL;DR: Never Forget: Teaching 9/11 twenty years later. This post shares ideas on how to include September 11th in your classroom through a trauma-informed lens. Remembering September 11, 2001 Almost everyone I grew up with has a story related to the attacks of September 11th. Some of the kids I went to school with or grew up with lost relatives, … Read More

Black History Is American History

Megan BaldufBlog, Connect Better, Engage Better

TL;DR: We need to push for the continued recognition and celebration of Black contributions to culture, science, history, math, the arts, and more. Black history is American history; we need to move along Bloom’s taxonomy from “identify” to “create,” and do more than just recognize systemic racism. Reframe your mindset from being “called out” to being “called in.” View this … Read More