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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.

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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.

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.

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

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.

Time for a learning reset: Developing critical readers

Before we can talk about recovering from reading skills lost over the last year, we must first acknowledge students’ deep trauma. A roundup of stories on reading instruction and walking students through trauma.

5 tasks my middle school successfully moved to virtual

Here's how moving several middle-school programs from in-person to a virtual format succeeded.

Cardona on higher ed: "We have to lead with a sense of urgency"

At an industry event on Monday, US Education Secretary Miguel Cardona used a frustrating internet connection to prove a point on the digital divide.

“Mission to Mars” project helps boost engagement during remote learning

How to create a hands-on, engaging project, even during the pandemic

How to help students with dyslexia navigate online college

Some students, including my son, are choosing not to enroll, but help is available for those who want to continue working towards their degree.

Driving equity through holistic student support

Here’s how the Oakland Unified School District is using technology to create equity through holistic student support.