How to talk, and listen, to your students during times of crisis

By Aleta Margolis When I was an elementary school student, I remember learning the term insurrection. It meant “a violent uprising against an authority or...

What we can learn from our students as we return to in-person learning

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By Terry Kaldhusdal This fall, my school district in Southeastern Wisconsin chose to open for in-person learning beginning on day one. About 15 percent of...

Establishing a three-way relationship in service of deeper learning

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Deeper learning requires a psychologically safe environment that is open to diverse perspectives.

Four strategies for supporting student leadership in a healthy reopening

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By Jill Vialet People often assume that play is the opposite of work, that it takes away from learning, and that it creates an environment...

The case for grade-level instruction as schools reconvene

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By LauraMarie Coleman Along with issues of health and safety, concerns about making up for lost learning are a major source of anxiety for educators and parents...

When kids return to school, they may have more agency. Are we ready?

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By Tanji Reed Marshall When schools closed their doors back in March, my first thought was for the students. Like many of...

When school is back in session, where will we begin?

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By Thomas R. Guskey The question that most troubles teachers and school leaders as they look forward to the next school year, whatever form that...

Educating after George Floyd: Where do we go from here?

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By Desmond Williams In the wake of George Floyd’s death, America seems to be in social upheaval. A June 7 poll by NBC and the...

When schools reopen: Assess closely and differentiate intensely

By Michael B. Horn Whenever students return physically to school, educators will face a daunting challenge, different from the one that confronted them as they...

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