Allowing students to discuss test questions — and strategies for solving them — before an exam may help curb test anxiety, writes Howie Hua, a
Best Practice: Explicitly Teach
Sparks, S. D. (2019, June 6). Want Teachers to Motivate Their Students? Teach Them How to Do It. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Most teachers intrinsically understand the need to motivate their students, experts say, but teaching on intuition alone can lead to missteps in student engagement.
Ravesi-weinstein, C. (2019, June 04). 3 strategies to reduce school avoidance. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Anxiety can cause students to avoid school altogether — meaning they do not attend or complete work — writes Christine Ravesi-Weinstein, a high-school assistant principal.
Knott, K. (2019, June 01). Culturally responsive teaching certification on the rise. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Several educators in a Virginia school district are being trained in culturally responsive teaching to help close achievement gaps. Already, the percentage of students projected
Tate, E. (2019, May 28). Despite Poor Performance, Virtual School Enrollment Continues to Grow – EdSurge News. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Enrollment in virtual schools continues to grow, but research by the nonprofit National Education Policy Center finds such programs may be less effective than traditional
Sackstein, S. (2019, May 28). Play the Broken Record When Questioning Students. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
The Broken-Record questions are rooted in the learning purpose, which is not a moving target.
DeWitt, P. (2019, May 26). Three Ways School Leaders Can Undo Grading Inequities. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Public education has charted an exciting trajectory over the last 20 years. 1996 saw the publication of “Breaking Ranks: Changing an American Institution,” which laid
We actually know quite a bit about how to teach reading. So why don’t we do it right?
LaHayne, S. (2019, May 21). Families Play an Important Role in Social-Emotional Learning at School. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
The secret is out: social-emotional learning, sometimes known as SEL, has huge benefits for students. Not only can it help with grades and test scores,
Strauss, V. (2019, May 22). Report: The effect chronic stress has on children at school – and why policymakers should care. Retrieved May 29, 2019.
Educators and policymakers could help close the achievement gap by addressing “toxic stress” among students, according to a report co-published by the Economic Policy Institute