Supporting you during these unprecedented times is our top priority. Therefore, we have created developmentally-appropriate resources to help you engage young learners in your community while they are away from
When instruction is purposeful, a goal is identified and the complete instructional process is focused squarely on that goal. Educators who are purposeful continuously keep the goal in mind. They understand that the entire instructional process—data collection that informs instruction, teaching, and assessment—must all be driven by the defined goal. Even when instruction is not successful, educators know the purpose for each strategy employed.
Berg, J. H. (2020, April). Leading Together / Deepening Faculty Dialogue. Deeper Discussions, 77(7). Retrieved April 15, 2020.
Protocols can help educators facilitate better discussions.
Hammond, Z. (2020, April). The Power of Protocols for Equity. Deeper Discussions, 77(7). Retrieved April 15, 2020.
Structured protocols can help teachers ensure equitable participation and create more culturally responsive discussions.
Wiggins, A. (2020, April). A Better Way to Assess Discussions. Deeper Discussions, 77(7). Retrieved April 15, 2020.
When teachers give a group grade for discussions, students focus on collaboration—not “airtime.”
Prothero, A. (2020, March 30). How to Teach Social-Emotional Learning When Students Aren’t in School. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
Tens of millions of students are dealing with massive upheaval to their educations and daily lives with their schools shuttered indefinitely to thwart the spread of the coronavirus.
Ishmel, K., Jacob, M., & Jaszi, P. (2020, March 30). Can Teachers Read Books Out Loud Online? Actually, Yes. Retrieved April 15, 2020.
The sudden shift to online instruction has many teachers using digital platforms to read aloud to students, but is the practice legal? In most cases, it is allowed under fair-use
Strauss, V. (2020, March 26). A trauma-informed approach to teaching through coronavirus — for students everywhere, online or not. Retrieved April 8, 2020.
Given that, this post offers expert advice on how to use trauma-informed curriculum while teaching students — whoever is doing it. This comes from Teaching Tolerance, a project of the
With Google Docs more popular than ever in education, I thought I should share some of my favorite tips
Moran, K. (2020, March 17). This Principal’s List of Things to Do During COVID Closures Is Going Viral for All the Right Reasons. Retrieved March 27, 2020.
Kim Jones McClelland, a principal in our Principal Life group on Facebook, shared teacher Wade Whitehead’s brilliant ideas for things to do during COVID closures that is now going viral,
With nationwide school closures in effect, many households have become unplanned home schools, and parents have become teachers, with all of the responsibilities that go with the job, including setting