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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.
    Alexis Tamony
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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.
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    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.
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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.
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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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  • How to Introduce Lessons on Disability

    Disability should have a place in schools’ anti-bias work along with race, gender, sexual orientation, and religion.
  • 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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    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.
    14.9k
  • 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.
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • 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.
    67.6k
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    Designing a Better Staff Meeting

    With the right planning, these meetings can maximize collaboration and even be uplifting and a little fun.
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