The origins of Black History Month trace back over a century ago. While the month-long period of remembrance and celebration is recognized nationally, only a dozen states incorporate Black history education in their K-12 instruction.
How many times have you heard or maybe even said this in the classroom? Ironically, such statements imply that the classroom is some sort of abstract realm and anything but real. And you can imagine that if a teacher is saying this to their students, it’s an attempt to get them to pay attention — a big hint that the kiddos are disenchanted with the course material.
Media Literacy Week is happening now through Friday, October 27th! Hosted by the National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE), this week is dedicated to highlighting the importance and power of media literacy education.
There has never been a more pressing need to teach young people media literacy. Every day, an ocean of new content inundates their developing brains, and a comprehensive set of skills is required if they hope to deftly sift through the roar. A key to being media literate is having a deep understanding of bias: what it is, how it affects us, and why we should care about it.
Being a tween in a post-pandemic world is no picnic. The resulting learning loss and emotional toll of lockdowns have changed the very definition of “tween.” To help tweens be resilient during these difficult times, one indispensable quality they need to cultivate, which is often overlooked, is humor. And no, we’re not joking.
Teachers — some of you might worry that your students are more frequently off-task or otherwise distracted today than they were ten years ago. Your concerns are no longer mere suspicion; it’s empirically evident: attention spans are shrinking.
Teachers — while summer break is nearing its end, you might be fretting over how you’ll ensure students won’t use artificial intelligent (AI) tools like ChatGPT to cheat this year. Others might be gleefully leveraging AI to generate new curriculum ideas. Whether you’re a fan of it or not, you can be assured that students are going to use AI in the classroom this Septem
A survey conducted in November of 2021 by the Eugene Teachers Association paints a dire picture: 90 percent of respondents said this year’s workload was difficult or unmanageable. Over 80 percent said stress was more extreme than in 2020.
Many people would likely agree that 2020 was a challenging year. That’s why the Journalistic Learning Initiative, in collaboration with the University of Oregon’s School of Journalism and Communication and College of Education, especially appreciates those who stepped up this year to help young people access crucial 21st-century communication, collaboration, and critical thinking skills by
Lane County middle and high school students are working hard on the community’s first Black Student Magazine, an after-school project piloted by the Journalistic Learning Initiative in partnership with Lane Education Service District (LESD). According to a study in Journalism and Mass Communication Educator, students who engage in journalism and media earn better grades and