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  • Education Equity

    Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
    Stephen Merrill
  • Illustration concept of woman going through the hiring process
    Professional Learning

    How to Get a Teaching Job in 2021

    We surveyed administrators, instructional coaches, and career counselors around the country for their insights on applying for teaching jobs this year.
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  • Two high school students collaborate in class using a laptop
    Literacy

    Before Writing, Getting Students Unstuck

    When students struggle to get their thinking on the page, here are a few practices for getting the ideas flowing.
  • How To Foster Kindness During Distance Learning
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    How To Foster Kindness During Distance Learning

    Practicing intentional kindness lays the foundation for good academic work. Here’s how to encourage it in a virtual classroom.
  • Classroom library
    School Libraries

    A Simple Way to Encourage Students to Read More Broadly

    When students experiment with ways of classifying books beyond reading levels, they may feel liberated from strict ideas about what they should be reading.
  • Teacher helps student working on Chromebook while wearing masks
    Online Learning

    Flexible Lesson Planning for World Language Classes

    A predictable structure for world language lessons can keep students on track when shifting between distance, hybrid, and in-person learning.
  • High school student speaking with teacher at teacher;s desk in classroom.
    Student Voice

    Due Dates and the Value of Student Ownership

    Negotiating due dates with a class can help increase students’ feelings of accountability—to their teacher and to each other.
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  • Student makes notes during outdoor science experiment
    Project-Based Learning (PBL)

    7 Tips for Exploring Environmental Science Through Project-Based Learning

    The National Park Service has great resources for students to do real environmental science work—even if they don’t visit a park.
    103
  • Father and daughter working on homework together at home
    Literacy

    Healthy Parental Support of Student Writing

    Tips from a veteran English teacher on how to coach parents and guardians to support high school students’ growth as writers.
    101
  • Teachers in a meeting
    Professional Learning

    3 Ways Experienced Teachers Can Get More Out of Professional Development

    Classroom veterans have different needs for PD than novices—focusing on nuances in the material can make these sessions more productive.
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