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  • 4 Ways to Increase Teacher Retention

    These days it’s getting harder for administrators to retain staff, but there are ways to boost teacher morale and turn things around.
    Matthew X. Joseph, Christine Ravesi-Weinstein
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  • A 3-Step Process for Evaluating Costly Investments

    The pandemic led schools to buy technology and other resources to support students. Do those solutions still fit your school’s needs?
  • How to Help Students Manage Their Emotions

    High school teachers can give students encouragement, and direct them to credible resources and assistance when needed.
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  • Illustration concept for deemphasizing F grades

    The Case Against Zeros in Grading

    Teachers can rethink their grading practices to make them more mathematically fair for students and allow for redemption for a missed assignment.
    30.6k
  • Under the careful watch of principal Keith Moore (r) and a staffer, in-person learning resumes for the first time since March at Campbell Elementary in Austin.

    Schools, Not Teachers, Must Reduce Stress and Burnout—Here’s How

    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
    37.3k
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    Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
    32.4k
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    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
    22.8k
  • 5 Key Building Blocks of Effective Core Instruction

    A simple framework can help administrators outline the essential elements of quality core Tier 1 instruction.
    706
  • An Administrator’s Strategy for Calming Disruptive Students so They Can Stay in Class

    When an administrator is called in to deal with a disruptive student, the situation is serious. This is a model for helping the student calm down so they can remain in class.
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  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    69k
  • Teachers (and Students) Can Only Take So Much

    Rather than push more content and new initiatives, this year teachers and administrators should consider scaling back.
    11.5k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    63.1k
  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    30.1k
  • 5 Ways to Elevate the Effective Teaching Happening in Your School

    Principals can use these strategies to help all teachers on staff learn about the best teaching practices of their colleagues.
    639
  • How School Leaders Can Rebalance Teachers’ Job Demands and Resources

    Teachers are experiencing increasing demands on their time and decreasing resources to meet those demands. Here’s a way to put things back in balance.
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