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  • Administration & Leadership

    3 Ways to Ensure Teacher Buy-In for Big Changes

    Administrators should make sure that changes are truly necessary and get teachers’ input before altering curriculum or school procedures.
    Amir Taron Ayres
  • Communication Skills

    Using Debate as an Educational Tool

    Classroom debates are closely connected to communication standards in all grades, and the predictable structure helps students express themselves.
  • Technology Integration

    Grappling With AI Writing Technologies in the Classroom

    ChatGPT and other AI tools complicate how teachers think about student writing and how they teach academic integrity.
  • Administration & Leadership

    How a Morning Huddle Can Organize a Principal’s Day

    A brief morning ‘non-meeting’ of the school leadership team will ensure that everyone knows the priorities for the day.
  • Financial Literacy

    Teaching Students How to Be Smart With Their Money

    When schools teach financial literacy, they help students develop lifelong money management skills—and families benefit too.
  • Literacy

    Multimodal Approaches to Reading Instruction

    Encouraging students to engage all their senses can help them become proficient readers. These strategies take a fresh approach to language instruction.
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  • Literacy

    Phonics Is Critical—but True Literacy Requires More

    To improve literacy rates in the U.S., reading expert Timothy Shanahan says we need to stop looking for silver bullets and instead invest in teaching a much broader range of skills.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Engaging Staff, Students, and Families: A Schoolwide Approach

    A look at how school leaders can get started bringing their community together to work toward shared goals.
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  • Critical Thinking

    Empowering Elementary Students With Disciplinary Literacy

    Building students’ literacy skills in the context of specific subjects helps boost their overall engagement in learning.
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  • Blended Learning

    5 Blended Learning Strategies to Try

    Blended learning allows teachers to use data to personalize instruction while supporting student agency.
    190

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