Remember How Important You Are

Written by Erik Palmer  When teachers at Mission Viejo Elementary School came back from summer break, I was there. They wanted me to speak on...

Ridding Mindlessness Through Mindfulness

Written by Oran Tkatchov and Dan Brown  What we call stress, anxiety, unhappiness, and exhaustion are not problems in life. They are symptoms of life. They are...

High Expectations: What to Look For

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Written by Richard Frank  As I work with schools across the country, I often hear educators talking about high expectations and rigor. These are buzzwords...

Techniques for Mentoring At-Risk Students

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Written by Avery Phillips  Mentoring at-risk students present many challenges to teachers, students, and mentors alike. Not only are you juggling the more basic variables...

The School Leader As Designer

Written by Tony Borash  “The school day starts when the first child arrives, and it ends when the last child leaves. Everything that happens in...

What English Learners Need: ELD Materials that Teach English

Written by Susana Dutro and Raquel Mendia Núñez  English learners deserve student-centered instruction grounded in strong pedagogy and robust language learning. Title III requirements and ethical...

Tips for New Teachers: Avoiding the Siren Calls

Written by Mark Wise and Beth Pandolpho  Teaching is one of the only professions in which new hires bear the full responsibilities of the profession beginning...

On Being an Instructional Coach

Written by Peg Grafwallner  When people ask what I “do,” I often have to explain what an Instructional Coach is. It seems every school district has...

Teaching for Positive Engagement

Written by Dr. Donna Wilson and Dr. Marcus Conyers  Studies suggest that creating a positive learning environment may lead to higher levels of engaged learning...

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Project-based learning: An evidence-based way to improve social studies

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Studies show project-based learning improves Social Studies scores.

Do endings matter?

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So how did other countries handle the shift to distance learning?

A new report from NCEE details the actions countries with high-performing school systems took to do distance learning well.