How to Choose Words That Motivate Students During Online Learning

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In order to foster engagement and motivation, online learning experiences need to be framed in a way that allows students to take ownership of their learning. This article explains ways teachers can make a big impact on student learning just by re-framing how they instruct their lessons and assignments. It offers an explicit example of… Read More ›

Lesson Study: Resources for Administrators, Educators and Guardians

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In order to improve student learning, teachers need opportunities to observe and discuss instruction. Lesson study provides a structure for teachers to collaborate around pressing problems of practice and to engage in cycles of inquiry to explore the intersection of pedagogy and student learning. School Administrators Are you a school leader or department head who wants a… Read More ›

Lesson Study: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics

Lesson Study Webinar: Exploring the Impact of Student-Centered Learning on Mathematics. Register Now. October 13, 2020. 4 PM EST / 1 PM EST

As remote learning becomes part of our new reality due to COVID-19, it is critical that schools set up structures to address the challenges and inequities that occur with online education. Now, more than ever, we need systems that support collaborative inquiry so teachers can test and refine practices that center student thinking, support deeper learning and build students’… Read More ›

State Guidance for Building Resilient and Equitable Education Systems

This guidebook provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond.

This guidebook was created in response to COVID-19’s disruption to help guide education policymakers and stakeholders in taking action to create resilient and equitable education systems. This guidance provides education stakeholders with important considerations for this calendar year and beyond on how to advance personalized, competency-based systems that empower students to master rigorous learning pathways… Read More ›

Social Justice Mathematics and Science Resources

This list is a great starting point for math and science teachers of any grade who want to make changes in their classrooms.

This list highlights resources for teaching social justice in math and science classrooms. It includes science and math lessons and other classroom resources, general social justice resources for educators, books, and more. Dr. Kari Kokka, an educator-organizer engaged in Social Justice Mathematics work and an Assistant Professor of Mathematics Education at the University of Pittsburgh… Read More ›

Anti-Racism Resources for Educators

The dual pandemics of COVID-19 and systemic racism have strengthened calls for a national gut check. Recognizing the disproportional impact of the pandemic on already oppressed communities, folks from a variety of backgrounds are looking at how schools are designed and saying, “I don’t want to return to normal. Normal isn’t good enough.” So, where do… Read More ›

5 Steps Toward Cultural Competence in Schools

Five ways educators can build cultural competence, including setting measurable goals and being comfortable with vulnerability.

This article explores the habits and actions of culturally competent educators and administrators. The author provides a good overview of what it means to be culturally competent and then provides detail on 5 things culturally competent educators do, including growing their own knowledge, setting measurable goals, collaborating and sharing, and being comfortable with vulnerability. This… Read More ›

10 Drivers of Engagement You Can Use Right Now

Whether learning occurs in brick-and-mortar schools or in virtual environments, student engagement drives an impressive array of student outcomes. Eric Toshalis, Senior Director of Impact at KnowledgeWorks, uses research to present and explain ways educators can drive student engagement in their classrooms regardless of whether they are teaching virtually or in-person. In this paper, he… Read More ›

Resources for Understanding and Supporting #BlackLives Matter

These Black Lives Matter resources are curated by Dr. Tia C. Madkins from the College of Education at the University of TX at Austin.

This resource list curated by Dr. Tia C. Madkins from the College of Education at the University of TX at Austin offers a huge number of anti-racism resources. The resources are divided by categories that range from popular press articles and podcasts to culturally responsive education and resources for children. The author also provides extensive… Read More ›

Online Teaching Can Be Culturally Responsive

One fifth-grade teacher reflects on empowering students and the building blocks of culturally responsive teaching when remote.

This article explores what culturally responsive education (CRT) looks like during remote education. The article outlines the ways in which a fifth-grade teacher is building relationships and empowering students, important building blocks of CRT, while teaching online. Teachers of any grade level can gain ideas from this article. Source Organization: Teaching Tolerance Visit the Resource