With Much Gratitude: 3 Tips for Teaching Close Reading

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By Heidi Fisher, Dean of Instruction, TEAM Academy, a KIPP School Over the past 14 years of my teaching career, “The Bar” for excellent teaching seems to get higher and higher every year. The more I teach, the more I learn that there is so much more out there that I don’t know yet. Over […]

Got Gratitude? Show Your Gratitude 2013

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By Lisa Altman & Carie Page, Knowledge Sharing Team, KIPP Foundation At KIPP, we’re thankful for one another. Not just for the big and small ways that our teachers and leaders reach out to support each other every day, but also for the ways that our growing network of schools gives us the opportunity to […]

What Sharing and Collaboration Looks like at KIPP


By Carie Page & Lisa Altman, Knowledge Sharing Team, KIPP Foundation At KIPP, sharing has long been part of our culture. In our schools, teachers huddle to share lesson plans and innovative ideas. In regional and school offices, staff and leaders brainstorm strategies to make each school year better.

211 Reasons Why We’re Grateful


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 […]


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