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Social and Emotional Learning
A focus on both individual social-emotional skills and improved group participation helps prepare students for the many future contexts in which their success will depend on both.
Online programs are becoming easier to integrate because, with each year, districts have more successful models to follow and more resources from which to choose.
Libraries become a different kind of learning destination when schools reimagine them as open, transparent spaces that invite student communication and collaboration.
To understand the changing nature of 21st-century teaching, consider how these elements define your school culture: scheduling, budget, programming, and student POV.
In-class games can build social-emotional, collaboration, and problem-solving skills when they bring students face-to-face for trading, arguing, judging, persuading, guessing, and bluffing.
As students get more confident asking questions in class, they'll be better prepared to take their questioning attitude into the world.
Introduce your students to the world of etymology and morphemes as they become linguistic detectives solving the mysteries of those puzzling "sight words."
For meaningful, effective assessment, teachers must clarify expectations, differentiate to ensure student success, and make the test less of a statement about their teaching.
Culturally Responsive Teaching
Teachers must recognize and empower students with backgrounds different from their own, including their voices in the conversation and validating their experiences and perspectives.
It's no secret that educators are often stretched thin. Here are some suggestions for saying "no" so you'll have more time to say "yes" to the things that matter.