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  • Administration & Leadership

    How School Leaders Can Navigate Conflicting Demands This Year

    Principals are being pulled in all sorts of directions, but it’s crucial that they prioritize what will do the most good for students.
    Zachary Scott Robbins
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  • The Research Is In

    How to Design Better Tests, Based on the Research

    A review of a dozen recent studies reveals that to design good tests, teachers need to consider bias, rigor, and mindset.
  • Students study plants outdoors
    Environmental Education

    Exploring Environmental Issues Outside of Science Classes

    Whether students are studying art, math, social studies or English, there’s a way to incorporate environmental concerns.
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  • Education Buzzwords Defined: What Are Trauma-Informed Practices?
    Trauma-Informed Practices

    Education Buzzwords Defined: What Are Trauma-Informed Practices?

    The phrase “trauma informed” is everywhere, but what does it mean to bring that lens to school settings? Get started with a basic definition.
  • Illustration of collaborative watering of seedlings
    The Research Is In

    The Necessity of Finding More Ways to Praise

    Encouraging students is not enough, says a new study—you actually have to raise your ratio of praise to reprimands dramatically, and that might mean keeping track.
  • High school students enter classroom in the morning
    Student Engagement

    How to Use Microtracking to Promote Student Autonomy

    Guiding students to create lists of learning objectives and what they need to do to meet those goals on time can boost their independence.
  • Teacher speaking with group of parents at school
    Project-Based Learning (PBL)

    Getting Parents Excited About Project-Based Learning

    Teachers can use these handy talking points to move parents from being skeptical about PBL to “why didn’t I get to do this in school?”
  • Middle school teacher reads to a small group of students
    Trauma-Informed Practices

    5 Trauma-Informed Strategies for Supporting Refugee Students

    Educators can take the initiative to provide safe and welcoming spaces in their classrooms and school community.
    105
  • Father speaking with elementary aged son at home
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Resources for Promoting Social and Emotional Learning at Home

    Providing families of students in preschool to second grade with strategies to bolster SEL skills can also strengthen family bonds.
  • A teacher and elementary school student speak at the teacher's desk
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    The ‘How’ of Building Deeper Relationships with Students

    When students feel safe and supported in school, they can learn better. Here’s how to start making those connections.
    125
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