Getting to Know Your Students: Searching for the Spark

| Originally posted by Times 10 Publications | Teachers often get swept up in student achievement. That’s understandable—it’s one of our primary jobs. But teachers also have an obligation to foster student passion. When students pursue their passion, their spark, they’re engaged. That spark is hidden in some students. Others don’t even realize they have … Read more

Teaching with Gale In Context: For Educators Just Got Easier

| By Gale Staff | “To teach is to learn twice.” –Joseph Joubert Educators, the ones who do it all, take a deep breath. Your own learning is essential to your students’ success, and the Gale In Context: For Educators Learning Center is here for you! The Learning Center is an in-product base of operations … Read more

Fostering Empathy with Inclusive eBooks

A podcast with author Duchess Harris How can schools learn from the past and embrace our differences today? That’s a question Duchess Harris reflects on every day. Harris, J.D. Ph.D., is an accomplished professor of American studies and political science at Macalester College. She’s also well known within the K‒12 community. Harris is the creator … Read more

Equip and Inspire Job Seekers

| By Kristin Fust, Product Manager | New Product Launch: Gale Presents: Peterson’s Career Prep The job market has changed dramatically in the last 10 years. Nontraditional career paths are growing, entrepreneurship is on the rise, and there’s increased interest in seeking jobs that align with personal values. As we now collectively grapple with the … Read more

Making Standards Anything but Standard

Learn how the Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District followed California’s K-12 History‒Social Science Framework to go from pilot program to success with Gale eBooks alignments | By Jenn Roush, Asst. Director of Curriculum and Instruction, District Librarian, Fairfield-Suisun Unified School District | In 2016, the State Board of Education in California adopted a new History–Social Science … Read more

Equity for All Students—No Matter Their First Language

| By Taylor Frey | I’m not a teacher, but I’m lucky to know many. One of my friends has experienced the challenges faced by English learners in her district firsthand, and has seen translated pieces make a huge difference for students. Often, when English learners struggle, it’s not that they don’t know the material … Read more

Start the School Year Off Right

| By Tracey Matthews and Julie Mellors | Are you heading back to school and in need of resources? Whether you’re going back to the classroom or going virtual, Gale In Context: Middle School has you covered. For starters, we added a new Social and Emotional Learning topic portal that lays out critical skills and … Read more

Practical SEL Tips for Students: Learning to Self-Manage

| By Nicole Albrecht | Teachers are known for having many tasks and challenges to handle in the classroom—from behavioral interruptions to technology issues—and these intrusions can quickly become overwhelming. For teachers, learning to self-manage is a skill that can come with training, mentoring, or years of experience. Similarly, students also encounter their own challenges … Read more

Educators Discuss Practical SEL Ideas at Virtual Summit

| By Gintas Bradunas | At a time when new ideas and approaches are needed the most, many of our best sources for inspiration and support have closed. From watercoolers to happy hours to meetups to conferences, these often-underappreciated sources of innovation have been largely stripped away due to COVID-19. And students feel it too. … Read more

Incorporate Graphic Novels into Your Classroom with Gale’s Novels for Students

| By Sarah Robertson | In graphic novels, words and illustrations are interwoven in an imaginative symbiosis, which can be used to present both fiction and nonfiction to students in a uniquely engaging way. The power of this literary form derives from the rich interplay between text and image. The ability of graphic novels to … Read more