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  • 5 Essential Strategies for Planning Effective Professional Learning

    Teachers should have a say in how they’ll meet learning goals, and schools need a clear way to determine that these goals are being met.
    Katie Novak, Lainie Rowell
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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.
    28k
  • A professional Black woman looks out the window with a reflective expression

    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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  • Group of teachers meet in a classroom

    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
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  • End-of-Year Conversations Solidify Teachers’ Learning

    With structured discussions, educators can share wisdom gained in a turbulent year—and be better prepared for the coming one.
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  • Simple Ways Administrators Can Support Teachers

    Three things every administrator can do to encourage teachers at the end of this difficult year—and in the future as well.
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  • Reflections From a Principal’s Semester of Teaching

    Direct, regular interaction with students can support a principal’s understanding of the nuances of their needs.
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  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • 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.
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  • A CIO’s Strategies for Humanizing Data

    As one district chief of information shares, sensitivity and savvy are key to getting staff comfortable with data.
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    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.
    67.4k
  • Recognizing When It's Time for a Change

    From switching schools to pursuing new opportunities in the district, teachers can make changes to address their burnout, writes a teacher career coach.
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  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Young girl learning at home with computer and bunny

    School Leaders Debate Solutions For an Uncertain 2020-21

    Education leaders are laying out plans to reopen schools in the fall, but without the safety net of a vaccine, the school year looks unpredictable at best.
    17.2k

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