Finding the Joy in Rigor

By Rachel Stack

Rachel Stack is the Director of Humanities at Great Minds, where she leads the team of excellent teacher-writers who created the English Language Arts curriculum Wit & Wisdom. Rachel began her career teaching 3rd and 8th grade in New York City…

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A Season of Gratitude

By Mindy Dorfman

Mindy Dorfman is in her 25th year of teaching at Richard Wright Elementary in North Philadelphia. She has taught nearly every grade there, and has now taught her students’ children. She’s a mom to her 13 year old son, and wife to a very…

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Inside the Classroom: Engaging Students through Interdisciplinary Collaboration

By Tonya Davis

Tonya Davis is an 8th grade English teacher at Friendship Blow-Pierce Middle school in Washington, DC. She recounts her first year of teaching Wit

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