Let’s Make Teacher Evaluation About Learning

Written by John Troutman McCrann  It’s March 2006 and I’m teaching Algebra 2 in Durham, North Carolina. A few minutes into the class, an assistant principal...

How Honoring Cultural Heritage Transforms District Environment

Written by Courtney Carmichael Know your audience might be an often-used tip for writers but it aptly applies for teaching ELLs. A tenet for teaching with...

What Does It Take to Create an ELL Friendly Environment?

Written by Diana Clark  English Language Learning (ELL) students all come from different cultures and have different backgrounds. They come together in a classroom to...

8 Considerations For Teaching The Next Generation of Learners

Written by Michael Fisher  The next generation of students is already here!  Generation Alpha was born in 2010 and their oldest members are just now entering...

Five Ways to Empower and Engage Parents of ELL Students

Written by Dr. Stephanie Knight  Parental involvement may be the strongest predictor of a child receiving a solid education. This extends more importantly to ELL...

Two Strategies for Assessing for Learning: The Partial Credit Scoring Key and the Scoring...

Written by Brent Duckor and Carrie Holmberg  These two assessment strategies can help you with your next-steps decision making. Both work by bringing attention to...

Our No.1 Assessment Option: Prioritize or Pretend?

Written by James Popham Educators can’t teach their students all the things we would like students to learn. There are too many things. Nor can...

Communicating Student Progress: What Works and What Doesn’t in Standards-Based Report Cards

Written by Arina Bokas To be partners in education, parents must have a good grasp on their children’s learning and its progression. Traditionally, report cards...

Summer PD for Leaders

Written by Amber Teamann The summer is a time for rest, reflection, and relaxation...but for most of us, it can also be a time when...

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

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