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How the pandemic has made me a better teacher
How the pandemic has made me a better teacher

One of the best lessons we can model for our students is how to persevere through struggle productively and come out the other side with new skills and strategies.

College puts prison in rearview mirror
College puts prison in rearview mirror

Before John Hunter was a college graduate and budding playwright, he was serving time for assault in a California prison. This program helped him turn around.

Black History Month 2021: How teachers are adapting, stepping up
Black History Month 2021: How teachers are adapting, stepping up

Educators are facing a different landscape for Black History Month this year. Here’s how they are shifting practice out of necessity, relevancy.

4 lessons brick-and-mortar schools can learn from virtual schools
4 lessons brick-and-mortar schools can learn from virtual schools

A team leader from South Carolina’s state-sponsored online learning program shares her keys to effective instruction in the age of COVID-19.

Selecting and implementing a social and emotional learning curriculum  
Selecting and implementing a social and emotional learning curriculum  

Here is how one district prioritized social and emotional learning by raising the funding for and implementing an SEL curriculum that met students’ and teachers’ needs. 

Coping with anxiety: How to help students (and yourself) 
Coping with anxiety: How to help students (and yourself) 

Here are six steps that schools, administrators, and teachers can take to minimize the negative impacts of anxiety and depression.

5 tips for online speech therapy
5 tips for online speech therapy

Speech teletherapy comes with its own set of challenges but can be engaging with the right resources and expectations.

5 benefits of using an online coding program 
5 benefits of using an online coding program 

Finding itself “suddenly remote,” this public charter school quickly adopted an online platform for keeping kids connected to STEM, and even participated in an international cyber robotics and coding competition.

5 tips for creating a future-ready science lab
5 tips for creating a future-ready science lab

Here's how to use good planning and design to turn an existing science lab into a future-ready learning space. 

EdCamp: How to run yours virtually
EdCamp: How to run yours virtually

While they are popular, vibrant events, EdCamps in their original format cannot currently take place in person in most school communities nationwide. That doesn’t mean they cannot happen -- and one school figured out how to run them virtually.

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