As our friends on social media battle over who is fanning the flames of the riots and which political party is best for fixing our societal issues, we need to look at how we can stop oppressing groups who have consistently been marginalized.
Dan Lortie has died at the age of 94, and his seminal study of 94 teachers decades ago helped inspire the way we all work.
What are you learning right now on your own, without teachers? It's an important question to ask students, and we can't do it if we always use the mute function when teaching them.
As we move forward getting comfortable with online teaching and learning, we are looking for new strategies to enhance discussions. Will the old model of world cafe work online as well as it does in person?
We are over 8 weeks into this pandemic and teachers and leaders all over North America are engaged in pandemic teaching. But, the fall is coming and we will find ourselves in this position once again. We need virtual instructional leadership to move from pandemic teaching to virtual learning.
During the pandemic, many students are feeling isolated and worry that their peers and teachers have forgotten about them. Here are some ways to make sure that all students feel seen, heard, and less isolated.
Pandemic teaching and learning is difficult for many reasons. In a survey of more than 350 teachers across grade levels, they tell us why.
Teacher clarity and teacher credibility are two important effects on learning, but they're harder to do during a pandemic, especially if they haven't been done while the students are actually sitting in front of us.
Adults talk so much about what pandemic learning should look like, but they never seem to ask the students. This is how students feel about it.
We are not short on fear these days, but instead of running away from it, we need to embrace it. There is a lot we can learn during the process.