Three ways to engage middle school students in math right now

By Michaela Flitsch Ever since Kepner Beacon Middle School was designated an “innovation school” in 2015, we've been hard at work transforming the once low-performing...

Seven strategies for supporting student learning in a remote environment

By Jay McTighe and Giselle O. Martin-Kniep The Covid-19 pandemic has dramatically upended traditional schooling and made remote learning the “new normal.” Teachers are scrambling...

#ELMagChat Recap: How to cultivate deeper online discussions

As educators continue to conduct most of their teaching online, the questions about how to cultivate good discussions are adding up. Discussion is one...

How to co-teach from your couch

By Wendy Murawski and Toby J. Karten Working and learning from home can create a time of anxiety for many administrators, teachers, related service providers,...

Three keys to instructional coaching in a virtual learning environment

By Mannu Sikka Educators around the world have, by necessity, been forced to shift to remote learning.  This has left them overwhelmed and unsure how...

Resist the urge to grade students during the coronavirus closures

By Joe Feldman If we agree that the primary purpose of a grade is to accurately describe a student’s level of academic performance, and...

5 essential trauma-informed priorities for remote learning

As the COVID-19 pandemic upends communities worldwide, trauma-informed practices to support students who have experienced childhood trauma are more urgent than ever.

5 surprising facts about professional development

By Krysia Lazarewicz, Advancement Courses (Sponsored) There’s no denying the impact of professional development on educators across the country. Schools spend $18 billion on PD...

How to teach fluency at every grade level

By Mannu Sikka As an intermediate instructional coach, I'm often asked, “How do we teach fluency in the older grades?”  This is a complex question...

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