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    How to Help Teachers Learn New Technology

    Created by and for teachers, one school created an effective approach for technology professional development.
    Nicole Rossi-Mumpower
    807
  • Group of teachers talking over coffee

    Strategies to Help New Teachers Thrive

    School leaders can guide new teachers to success by gathering feedback and then sharing tailored resources. Chatting over coffee goes a long way, too.
    624
  • A high school student studies

    Taking a Stand Against Discriminatory School Policies

    One of the first steps to rooting out policies that discriminate against Black students is to look at the data.
    896
  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
    27.3k
  • Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

    Tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.
    29k
  • Three groups of four to five teachers are sitting at tables in a classroom talking to each other, looking at their laptops, and writing on paper.

    Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

    PD could be more effective if we differentiated it by gauging teachers' readiness, utilizing their interests, involving them in the process, and providing continual assessment opportunities.
    19.4k
  • 17 chairs are lined side-by-side in three rows facing the front of a classroom. At the front of the class, inches from the ceiling, a flat screen TV is attached to the wall. A countertop with drawers extends along the right side of the room.

    Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

    These five steps are essential in creating a 21st-century classroom: establishing zones, ensuring resource accessibility, encouraging mobility, igniting inspiration, and fostering respect.
    17.9k
  • Three elementary school children sitting together at a table in class coloring with markers

    Why Social and Emotional Learning Is Essential for Students

    Learn more about the critical role that social and emotional learning plays in promoting student success.
    17.1k
  • Teacher crouching down at a desk helping a student with his composition on a computer

    The Warm Demander: An Equity Approach

    "Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
    16k
  • New teacher talking to her mentor in a school hallway

    Every Teacher Needs a Mentor

    Find that person who challenges, advises, and celebrates you—and be that person for someone else.
    9.2k
  • How Important Is Teaching Literacy in All Content Areas?

    Students do plenty of listening in our classes, but what about reading, writing, and speaking?
    18k
  • The Flock: Supporting Teachers Through Peer Feedback

    No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
    7.5k
  • An illustration of a shadow-like teenage boy. He's drawing a school, inspired from reading a book. The word "growth" is highlighted in green in the background.

    How to Become and Remain a Transformational Teacher

    Transformational teachers share best practices, build mentoring relationships, observe their peers, keep things fresh, model their subject's usefulness, and demonstrate caring beyond what they teach.
    11k
  • Teacher standing alone in classroom reading off a clipboard

    Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

    How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
    10.8k
  • Two women hugging each other

    The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

    A school team’s emotional intelligence might be the most important predictor of what it will to do together and how conversations will go.
    12k

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