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  • Hiring and Supporting New Teachers

    Teachers are essential for student success, so it’s important for administrators to develop processes for selecting and supporting new faculty members.
    Michele Lew
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  • Illustration concept for deemphasizing F grades

    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.
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  • 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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    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.
    19.7k
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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.
    31.5k
  • 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.
    29.5k
  • 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.
    533
  • 3 Ways Administrators Can Show They Care About Teachers as People

    It’s easy for school leaders to get caught up in roles and responsibilities—but it’s important to remember that teachers are more than their job titles.
    3.9k
  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • Leading Through a Staffing Shortage

    A lack of substitute teachers has educators feeling strained, but there are things principals can do to help.
    939
  • How School Leaders Can Support Enhanced Rigor in Instruction

    With the right guidance, teachers can promote students’ independence in the pursuit of challenging goals.
    421
  • 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.
    13.9k
  • 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.
  • 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.
    15k

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