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Data-driven literacy instruction: A step-by-step guide

Data-driven instruction is as simple as getting good benchmarks and providing the right support.

So, what’s up with personalized learning?

Personalized learning is sound, even as the phrase has become a buzzword, asserts educator Fred Ende. Three ways to make this model work.

10 ways to combat middle-school reading failure

Middle-school reading failure needs more attention. Here's what you can do about it.

Gear up for the future

Five ways to help students prepare for the workforce.

What’s trending? From portfolios to arts education, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Help yourself

Working with students who experience trauma can drain you. How to keep yourself from going under.

Personalized intervention for at-risk students

How a virtual school helps struggling learners succeed.

What’s trending? From later start times to soft skills, don’t miss these most-read stories.

The power of peer feedback

Pairing teachers for collaborative self-reflection boosts classroom instruction. See how.

What’s trending? From mindfulness to supporting ELLs, don’t miss these most-read stories.

What makes an online course great?

Five keys to designing online courses that engage learners and drive outcomes.

Closing the loop

How digital portfolios, feedback loops can improve conversations with students.

What’s trending? From engineering to being likable, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Do students understand academic integrity?

What a stand-alone course on academic misconduct taught faculty about student readiness.

What’s trending? From self-compassion to video games, don’t miss these most-read stories.