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  • Online Learning

    Getting Ready to Teach Next Year

    There’s a lot of uncertainty about the 2020–21 school year, but planning for a mix of remote and in-person instruction will help educators be ready.
    Mary Burns
  • Field Trips

    Teaching Target Language Vocabulary With Micro Field Trips

    For both English learners and world language students, getting out of the classroom can make learning new words more engaging.
    Laurel Schwartz
  • Student Engagement

    Teacher-Created Videos for Remote Learning

    When Concourse Village Elementary in the Bronx had to close their school building due to Covid-19, principal Alexa Sorden and her staff pivoted quickly to deliver engaging lessons via video.
  • Online Learning

    Distance Learning Strategies to Bring Back to the Classroom

    When schools closed, teachers were forced to get creative—and they’ve learned things they can use when they’re back at school.

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  • Character Education

    Bolstering Academic Rigor With Character Development

    A schoolwide focus on cultivating traits like self-discipline, courage, and perseverance helps students meet high expectations.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Community Circles

    An opening and closing exercise where every student contributes is a way to ensure that they all feel seen and heard in the classroom.
  • Communication Skills

    60-Second Strategy: Traverse Talk

    This fun classroom activity helps students find their voice by teaching the basics of debate in an accessible way.
  • Dual-Language Learning

    Building Cross-Cultural Connections in Two Languages

    At a bilingual school in Chicago, first-grade teachers swap classrooms so students get lessons in both Mandarin and English.
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Teacher Wellness

Prioritizing Self-Care While Working From Home

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