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...

Why instructional coaches matter for all teachers

By Mannu Sikka As an instructional coach, I am able to collaborate, plan, and learn from other teachers while supporting student learning. While my goal is...

Rising to the challenge

Written by Michael Staton, Clemson University College of Education This article originally appeared on Clemson University's Newsstand. Jeff Marshall clearly remembers a student in his AP...

DIY guide to maker education

By Jackie Gerstein Have you ever gotten curious about maker education? Maybe you’ve seen a lesson where students are encouraged to learn the basics of...

Back-to-school lessons from an education giant

By Jay McTighe The start of a new school year presents the perfect opportunity to reflect on the life and work of Grant Wiggins, an...

Incorporating global competency into your classroom

By Ariel Tichnor-Wagner and Hillary Parkhouse Why does this matter? If there's one question that teachers should be able to answer about every lesson they...

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