Independent learning experiences make up more than half of elementary students’ educational reading life. Providing clear, scaffolded instruction and ongoing assessment can help make these
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Sanders, L. (2019, June 26). The U.S. prison system can harm young brains, scientist warns. Retrieved July 2, 2019.
The violence, stress and isolation that comes from incarceration can have a negative effect on the brains of young people, according to neuroscientist B.J. Casey
Superville, D. R. (2019, June 21). Advice for New Principals: ‘It’s All About How You Treat People’. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Education Week asked four principals—some with more than a decade of experience in the job—to share some advice to their peers who are just starting
Let’s give students learning tasks that tell them, “You can be as smart as you want to be.”
Fisher, D., & Frey, N. (2016, December/January). Career Development for All. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
At this Health Science High School, internships help students find the right path.
Allowing students to discuss test questions — and strategies for solving them — before an exam may help curb test anxiety, writes Howie Hua, a
Mcdonald, L. (2019, June 05). Literacy initiative to promote community support. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
Administrators in a Georgia district are looking to community groups to help students read at grade level by third grade. Sung Hui Lewis, the district’s
Gonzalez, M. (2019, June 03). Pen pal program connects Lawrence High School and Lawrence Middle School. Retrieved July 1, 2019.
The student council at Lawrence High School in New Jersey founded a pen-pal program in which their peers write to eighth-graders at Lawrence Middle School
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.
David Cutler, a high-school history, government and journalism teacher, says he allows students to retake most assessments. Cutler describes how the approach puts the focus