Jacob Carlson

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Teacher, Civic Memorial High School

Bethalto, Illinois

Jacob Carlson teaches English at Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, Illinois. He is a 2017-18 Teach Plus Illinois Policy Fellow.

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Posted Apr. 20, 2018

How I Learned to Help My Students Talk About Hard Things

Up until a few years ago, I had struggled to find my voice as a teacher. I had internalized a…

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Posted July 29, 2021

You Can and Must Foster Belonging, Acceptance, and Support for Your LGBTQIA+ Students. It’s a Matter of Life and Death.

Many young people see belonging as a quest to fit in, but it’s so much deeper than that. Belonging means accepting, celebrating, and including our…

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Posted July 26, 2021

At Freedom School Literacy Academy, Black Pride and Academic Achievement Go Hand-in-Hand

Erika Asikoye is the Director of the Freedom School Literacy Academy (FSLA) at The Center for Black Educator Development in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The FSLA, for…

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Posted Aug. 3, 2021

Expert Q&A: Focusing on Teacher Well-Being Benefits Students

For more than 35 years, Donna Housman has been helping young children, their teachers and their caregivers build their emotional intelligence. At the Housman Institute,…

By Maureen Kelleher

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