It has been 34 school days since I’ve stood in front of my students. We had just finished a 3 week-long unit on The Reconstruction, trying to answer the question “Was the Era of Reconstruction steps towards democracy and freedom or continued oppression and punishment?” We had read 20+ primary sources, watched documentary clips, and read analyses of the period by historians Eric Foner and WEB Du Bois. And Friday, March 13, we were finally going to lay it all out there and debate the answer to the question.
After 10 weeks of strategies, resources and PD opportunities designed to help your classroom become a supportive and purposeful community as early in the year as possible, we hope you feel that you and your students are starting to hit your stride! In this final issue of Early Impact we’ll be jumping ahead in time several months to an event that takes place at Gateway in the early spring.
At Gateway, school is back in session, with all the excitement and frenetic activity those first few weeks entail! Whether this is your first year with students or your 30th, we hope you’re feeling energized by the boundless opportunity of a new year!
August is officially here and for most of us, that means the first day of school or our program year is right around the corner! But don’t panic -- Early Impact is back with more resources and tools to set you and your students up for success.
Welcome back to Early Impact, our bi-weekly roundup of strategies and tools vetted by the student agency experts at Gateway Impact, designed to help you super-charge student learning and engagement in the new school year. Whether you’re a teacher, administrator, or work with students in a different capacity, you’ll find resources, research, and learning opportunities centered on best practices for serving diverse learners.