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What did educators talk about, pre-pandemic?

Here’s a look at what our TechTips experts had to say in 2020, before the pandemic changed the course of schooling.

4 ways to boost support for families of students with special needs

The transition from in-person to remote learning has been overwhelming for many families of students with special needs. Here are four ways teachers can help families work through it all.

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.

4 ways to de-stress, from teacher-comedian Eddie B

Teacher stress is real, says teacher-comedian Eddie B. Here, he offers four ways you can get a handle on it.

3 ways to build better student writers

A success formula for helping students develop writing skills

Game-changers for remotely supporting students with special needs

A look at one teacher's favorite tools to adapt in-person classrooms to effective remote learning for students with special needs.

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.

Natural-born hustlers: Combating the school-to-prison pipeline through entrepreneurship education

Teaching entrepreneurship skills is one way to help stem the school-to-prison pipeline, says veteran educator Nadia Lopez. Here’s how she did -- and what you can do with your students

Building a computer-integrated manufacturing training program

Creating a manufacturing program provides students with essential technical skills to begin a career, or it can help students gain entry to engineering programs at top universities.

Tackle math anxiety in the special education classroom

A resource teacher shares her best practices for engaging her students -- and the story of how math brought one student from the classroom to the stage.

Hidden benefits higher education gained from the pandemic

A discussion with higher education clients and colleagues nationwide to uncover heightened ways of thinking, doing and being

Getting to maybe

Executing on plans has been tough amid the pandemic, as circumstances change and shift on a dime. Here are three ways to keep moving forward.

Common ground between literacy and mathematics

English-language arts instruction has generally been separated from mathematics instruction but in recent years, more teachers are finding ways to connect the two. A look at the commonalities between the disciplines.

Online curriculum maps: From plans to pandemic success

Online curriculum mapping makes it easy for the whole faculty to access resources online and provides a functional plan, with ongoing input and collaboration. 

Preparing students for Industry 4.0

There’s a deficit of qualified applicants for highly-skilled manufacturing jobs. Here’s what we can do about it.