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Kristen Thorson is a Getting Smart Columnist. She is known for her experience as a teacher, interventionist, and curriculum and assessment developer. Connect with her on twitter: @kristenthorson

Reimagining Family Engagement in the Time of Covid

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In the face of challenges, but with a recognition of the importance of engaging and supporting families during this time, many educators have found ways to connect and partner with families.
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Distance Learning: Boosting College-, Career-, and Life- Readiness

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With the shift to remote learning, students are developing college-, career-, and life-readiness skills and lessons and adapting to this unique mode of learning.
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A Unique Thanksgiving Season: Even More Reasons to Be Grateful for Our Teachers

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By: Erin Gohl & Kristen Thorson. As we approach Thanksgiving, those of us who surround and depend on teachers—from parents of students to school administrators—must note, acknowledge, and convey thanks for all our teachers have done and continue to do for our children, families, and communities.
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Election 2020: Engaging Future Voters

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Erin and Kristen discuss ways to encourage civic discourse and engagement and ways to get students excited about participating in our democracy.
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Strategies for Fostering a Productive Distance Learning Experience

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Erin and Kristen share best practices for educators to create productive distance learning experiences.
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Engaging Families During Distance Learning

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. The pandemic has disrupted many of the traditional opportunities to connect and engage with families. Erin and Kristen provide ways educators can connect through distance learning.
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Building School and Classroom Community During Distance Learning

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By: Erin Gohl and Kristen Thorson. Though these current times and circumstances, leaders must use nontraditional approaches and create possibilities to connect with students deeper through distance learning.

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