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October 11, 2020

4 Powerful Ways to Engage Students This School Year

The opening of the 2020 school year has been stressful for so many teachers, students, and families. Here are four rules of student engagement that will help us connect better with our students.

August 30, 2020

What to Do About Cheating on Assessments in Virtual Learning?

Lots of challenges have arisen in remote teaching and learning during COVID-19, and cheating on tests has been one of them. Guest blogger Tom Guskey explains how to prevent that from happening.

July 13, 2020

How Do We Teach Literacy During a Pandemic When Access and Equity Are an Issue?

Equity has been a focus of constant conversations during COVID-19. How do students receive an equitable education, especially when it comes to literacy? N.Y.C. officials responded in a big way.

July 06, 2020

Why Should We Allow Students to Retake Assessments?

After Tom Guskey appeared on Education Week's web show A Seat at the Table, where he talked about grading and assessment, educators on social media asked follow-up questions about Guskey's philosophy on retakes. Here's his answer.

June 28, 2020

3 Different Approaches to Teaching When Schools Reopen

School communities are devising numerous ways to bring back students in the fall. Still, there are really only three instructional options for teachers.

June 22, 2020

3 Ways to Lead Inquiry-Based Schools

Principals tend to say they want their teachers to do more inquiry and less direct instruction. Perhaps those principals should model what it looks like? Here's how.

June 14, 2020

What Can We Do About Our Racial and Pandemic Educational Issues?

Many people are unsure about what they can do about educational issues relating to race as well as the pandemic. Giving the people who can help us a seat at the table is a good start.

May 26, 2020

Students Provide Feedback on 4 Areas of Focus During This Pandemic

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.

May 20, 2020

How the World-Cafe Model Can Enhance Online Discussion

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?

May 17, 2020

What Does Remote Instructional Leadership Look Like During a Pandemic?

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.

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