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Resolve NOT to do these 3 things in 2022

Educator vows to avoid toxic positivity, injection of uncertainty

An online platform helped our young readers succeed

How Southeast Elementary School in Mississippi turned to technology for help supporting and nurturing young readers.

Readers respond with biggest lessons from 2021

SmartBrief readers send in their biggest education lessons from 2021 -- and editor Katie Parsons responds.

Educators: Look to history for hope in 2021

History holds important, hopeful lessons for current K-12 students.

PowerSchool CEO: Edtech’s biggest 2021 takeaways

Edtech advances are priming educators for a promising 2022.

How schools, students can succeed with online tutoring 

Discover the pros, cons and features needed for an online tutoring company.

Dispelling 2 common myths about online learning

Many students can benefit greatly from virtual learning – and they did during the pandemic. But their success depends on school leaders getting rid of faulty assumptions.

5 ways administrators can support teacher well-being  

Staff SEL is just as vital as student SEL. Here's how to help.

4 educator trends going into 2022

How edtech can help meet 4 new education needs

How to recognize, handle students’ emotional wellness woes

Practical ways to help emotionally struggling students

Asking questions can result in better connections

Questions can foster connections that lead to solutions

Integrating culture and history with robots

Here’s how a general studies teacher and a Judaics teacher collaborated to combine multiple subjects into one robot-based lesson.

Why we made the switch to full-time online school

Five families sound off on why they moved to virtual education and the wins they’ve seen.

Finding good tutors (and why any warm body won’t do)

Successful tutors forge a personal connection with students.

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