Excellent Teaching On Demand

Sally Winchester, Featured Teacher

By Jen Keyte, Teaching and Learning Labs, Instructional Director, KIPP Foundation I often ask veteran KIPP teachers about their advice for teachers who are new to the KIPP Team and Family. Their answers almost always sound something like that of KIPP New Orleans fifth-grade math teacher, and nine-year KIPP veteran, Sally Winchester: “Get in other […]

What Are Those Teachers Doing That I’m Not?

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By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation Beginning teachers are like sponges. In the early years, they learn thousands of lessons, both big and small: The calmer you are, the calmer the kids are. Never ask rhetorical questions. Planning matters way more than you thought. Never talk over students. Relationships are critical. Set […]

211 Reasons Why We’re Grateful

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By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation In the spirit of the Thanksgiving holiday, we asked teachers to take time out of their days, which is no small feat considering the hard work they do each day in their classrooms, to show gratitude. Gratitude is one of the seven character strengths we focus […]

Thanksgiving Lesson Plan on Gratitude

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By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation A couple of days before Thanksgiving break, why not teach your high school students about gratitude?  It’s one of the character traits that Martin Seligman and Christopher Peterson identified in their book, Character Strengths and Virtues: A Handbook and Classification, as a path to a meaningful […]

An Invitation to KIPP Teachers

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By Jen Keyte, Instructional Sharing Senior Manager, KIPP Foundation KIPP teachers and leaders are often heard referencing the James Baldwin quote, “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.”  Since we believe deeply that preparing our students for college and life requires not only […]

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