March 2017 Issue
March 28, 2017

Educator's Voice focuses on content area instruction

Source: NYSUT United

educators voice 2017NYSUT's journal of best practices in education, Educator's Voice, celebrates a milestone in 2017.

"I am proud to present the 10th anniversary edition," said NYSUT Vice President Catalina Fortino, noting the publication has lived up to its goal of showcasing the work NYSUT members do every day in the classroom — and sharing best practices with colleagues across the state.

The theme for Volume X is: Engaging all Learners through Content Area Instruction. Authors share instructional practices designed to engage students by making them active partners in the learning process.

"This collection demonstrates how content area instruction can become the core of daily practice with students front and center in the process," Fortino said. The practices emphasize the importance of meaningful content to help students acquire the necessary skills and knowledge to succeed.

Volume X will be available this month for download at

Examples of topics include: learning to think, read and write like historians; the school library as a Makerspace; teaching through entrepreneurship; tackling bullying in the early grades through the arts; and much more.

NYSUT is already soliciting authors for Volume XI: Family Engagement and Community Partnerships. Family and community partnerships help to create more vibrant school communities and support a child's overall well-being by promoting the integration of academic, social and emotional learning.

For more information or to download the call for proposals for the next volume, visit

The deadline for proposals is June 12.