Five educators describe how they help students see the relevancy of lessons, including through the use of empathy and analogies.
Seven educators write about ways they have injected relevance into their lessons, ranging from applying culturally responsive instruction to inviting students to be "co-teachers."
Six educators share strategies for making lessons directly relevant to students' lives, including by building relationships, celebrating cultures, and applying a concept called "Hooks and Bridges."
Nine educators share instructional strategies they use to teach poetry, including through read-alouds and through studying and writing odes.
Four educators share multiple ways to teach poetry, including by modeling and by mimic writing, so that students can enjoy and appreciate the literary form.
I share two videos that highlight how to use the concepts of "autonomy, competence, relatedness and relevance" to encourage student intrinsic motivation in remote learning.
With the coronavirus as a backdrop, a district superintendent weighs the pros and cons of different strategies for reopening schools in the fall.
Eight educators share nine activities that can be used to close this COVID-19-interrupted year, including reflecting back on the year and looking ahead to see how it will be viewed in the future.
Three social studies teachers share the instructional strategies they are using in distance learning, including project-based learning and various online tools.
Five social studies teachers discuss their online instructional strategies, including emphasizing relevancy and maintaining high standards.