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Administration & Leadership

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  • Augmenting In-Service Days With Teacher-Led PD

    Tapping your school’s internal resources for professional development encourages teachers to share ideas that can improve student learning.
    Crystal Frommert
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  • Teachers (and Students) Can Only Take So Much

    Rather than push more content and new initiatives, this year teachers and administrators should consider scaling back.
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    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
    25k
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    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
    19.8k
  • How School Leaders Can Build Realistic Optimism This Year

    Amid the challenges of the past two years, a superintendent shares the four-step process he used to step back from his breaking point.
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    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.
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  • Under the careful watch of principal Keith Moore (r) and a staffer, in-person learning resumes for the first time since March at Campbell Elementary in Austin.

    Schools, Not Teachers, Must Reduce Stress and Burnout—Here’s How

    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
    35.1k
  • 5 Ways School Leaders Can Work to Prevent Teacher Burnout

    Retaining teachers can be a challenge, especially now, but focusing on making the workload more manageable helps.
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  • Leading Through a Staffing Shortage

    A lack of substitute teachers has educators feeling strained, but there are things principals can do to help.
    939
  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    29.6k
  • Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • 3 Steps School Leaders Can Take to Support Teachers Right Now

    Educators’ well-being impacts students’ well-being and learning, so it’s imperative that school leaders find ways to make teachers’ workload more manageable.
    618
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Designing a Better Staff Meeting

    With the right planning, these meetings can maximize collaboration and even be uplifting and a little fun.
    624
  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    67.8k

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