Unlocking a Risk-Taking Spirit in 5th Graders

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Lisa Bonnifield, KIPP Fisher Fellow in Newark, NJ, is founding a new school and naming it KIPP BOLD. She aims to unlock a risk-taking, opportunity-chasing, grit-filled spirit in her future students. The question she keeps asking myself is, “how will we do that?”

How You Can Use Khan Academy to Teach Math

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By Michael Alderman, Communications Manager, TEAM Schools – A KIPP Region This post was originally published on the TEAM Schools Blog. At KIPP, we know that the success of our schools comes from having great teachers and leaders who are constantly looking for tools to help all students succeed on their path to and through college. Our […]

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 […]

Returning to KIPP: Alumna and Founder Chat About Coming Back to Teach


Ryan Hill is the Executive Director and Founder of TEAM Schools, a KIPP region in Newark, NJ. Courtney Lok was once a student in Ryan’s fifth grade class and is returning to her alma mater to teach next fall. Read the discussion they had about her journey back to KIPP below. Courtney Lok: Mr. Hill, […]


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