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5 ways to connect with students through pop music

A music teacher reflects on the benefits to integrating popular music into her curriculum.

Replacing technology -- where do you start?

Tactics to help ensure your technology purchases are practical, forward thinking, and keep teaching and learning at the core.

Remote and hybrid learning are here to stay. Let’s make them better.

Three tactics for making remote and hybrid learning experiences successful for students.

Building a teacher community for STEM educators

A STEM Innovator Specialist shares her tips building a teacher community -- and emphasizes its importance.

Shared experiences spell teaching success

Alejandro Diasgranados' experiential teaching leads students to be their best.

One year later ... Focusing on opportunities, not losses

Educators can achieve more by focus on the flexibility, resilience and gratitude gained during the pandemic rather than the inertia, fear and selfishness that came to light.

Watching our words

Saying "should" with students can set the wrong tone. Educators can rewrite internal scripts for a more positive approach.

How to support AP students in hybrid learning

An AP lead teacher shares her keys to helping high-achieving students excel despite economic disadvantages and the added challenge of having some students in class and others at home.

An intelligence officer walks into a classroom ...

From Air Force to mom to Teacher of the Year finalist

Tech equity, remote lessons and learning loss: Education conversations from March 2021

Here are some of our top education stories that ran during March, 2021.

A role for social and emotional learning after a disaster

How the Journey of Hope program helps children who have experienced the trauma of disasters

Formative assessment for any learning landscape

The education landscape continues to shift as schools resume in-person instruction. Tips for applying formative assessment no matter your learning environment.

Hands-on science: How to make it work remotely

Remote learning may not be the ideal environment for student science experiments, but here’s how one science specialist is keeping her students engaged.

Using telehealth to support student wellness, academic achievement

How telehealth supports Garland ISD’s Health Services Department and promotes student success.

Implementing an effective faculty development program
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Professional development is not remedial; it should be an integral component of faculty members’ efforts to become more effective educators.