As families, educators, and community leaders wrestle with COVID-19, we’ll be trying to bring conversations to readers that will be helpful in confronting the challenge.
Poverty, defined as the absence of needed resources, can have both short- and long-term effects on health, development and success in life. Key resources needed for success may be financial, spiritual, cognitive, physical, emotional, and social. Students who live with limited resources may need unique supports in order to reveal often-hidden potential. Educators who understand the potential impacts and are ready with specific strategies will be better able to help every student achieve at high levels.
The messy transition to remote learning in America’s K-12 education system as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic has been marked by glaring disparities among schools, according to nationally representative
Government officials are taking swift public health actions to slow the rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic. By the end of March, statewide school closures affected 55.1 million K-12 public school students
Heal, J. (2022, April 6). Using Inquiry to Support Deeper Learning. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Teachers can use ‘effortful’ follow-up questions to refine and extend student thinking about important concepts in a lesson.
Terada, Y. (2021, January 7). Why Students Should Write in All Subjects. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
Carr, L. (2022, June 17). A Guide for New High School Counselors. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Making connections, managing schedules, and building up student confidence isn’t always easy, but support from experienced colleagues can make an impactful difference.
Brown, J. G. (2022, June 16). Demystifying College for First-Generation Students. Edutopia. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Students without a family history of higher education benefit from simple lessons on navigating life in college.
Will, M. (2022, June 21). Looping: Here’s What Happens When Students Have the Same Teacher More Than Once. Education Week. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
When students have a teacher for more than one year, they benefit academically and behaviorally, a new working paper shows.
Klein, A. (2022, June 27). Want to Accelerate Students’ Learning? Don’t Forget About Wraparound Services. Education Week. Retrieved June 29, 2022.
Communities must consider the wraparound services — mental health counseling, food banks, etc., may be needed in order to promote accelerated learning in students.
Seale, C. (2022, April 28). A Critical Thinking Strategy for Student Note-Taking. Edutopia. Retrieved May 12, 2022.
This graphic organizer guides students to categorize information while they’re taking notes, leading to deeper engagement.