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Fear of normalcy
Fear of normalcy

How educators can conquer worries about returning to what was

Formative assessment for any learning landscape
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.

From connections to community
From connections to community

How can we make sure we move from simple connections to rich community? Three steps to get us there.

Principal uses TikTok to connect, celebrate his school
Principal uses TikTok to connect, celebrate his school

A parody of a Justin Timberlake song to talk about plexiglass in classrooms and other funny videos have made elementary school principal Nick Holtvluwer a hit on TikTok and other social platforms. See how he does it.

Staying the course
Staying the course

How to be prudent as we move from response to recovery.

Improving student behavior through SEL
Improving student behavior through SEL

Fights, cursing and incidents of disrespect from students had teachers crying out for help in this Wisconsin district. How leaders addressed it with a data-informed social-emotional learning program.

2021: My educational guiding principles
2021: My educational guiding principles

An educator shares his personal goals -- his guiding principles -- and what he’s doing to make sure they don’t slip off his radar this year.

Why foreign-language skills matter for the next-generation workforce
Why foreign-language skills matter for the next-generation workforce

The demand for language skills is greater than it’s ever been before -- and it is only getting bigger. ACTFL’s Howie Berman outlines a plan to get there.

Taking a pause
Taking a pause

The recent surge in coronavirus cases has forced many leaders into fast decisions, sometimes to their schools detriment. Four ways to hit pause and give yourself time to think.

In the “hot seat”: Sharing, learning in a leadership cohort
In the “hot seat”: Sharing, learning in a leadership cohort

School leadership is difficult, lonely work -- especially now. Leadership cohorts let you connect with peers who understand the nuances of your work and can offer practical insight, support and solutions.

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