Podcast: Dana McDonough, 2016 New York Teacher of the Year

In this episode, Dana McDonough, a second grade teacher at Fostertown School in Newburgh, New York, tells us how she attempts to reach each child.

Here’s Dana.

We as teachers need to create a safe environment that will allow our children to share their stories.

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Build math confidence

Lots of kids dread math. You can help them love it. Get advice on how from our Teach. Learn. Grow. math experts in our latest ebook.


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For policymakers

There’s a lot policymakers can do to support schools during COVID-19. We talked with experts Evan Stone and LaTanya Pattillo about what to focus on during SY21–22.

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The ABCs of reading

Effective literacy instruction must rely on the science of reading and best practices in balanced literacy.

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