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Developing Stronger Teacher-Student Connections

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By: Tara Brown. Connecting with kids takes on many forms but all can have a huge impact on a child’s feeling of emotional safety, level of engagement and, ultimately, academic achievement.

The Power of Teacher-to-Teacher Observations: A Formative Assessment Field Trip

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A group of teachers recently set out on an adventure to conduct classroom observations and to seek out answers to some of their key questions about formative assessment. Here's what they learned.

Santa Ana USD Provides Next-Gen CTE Pathways

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Santa Ana Unified School District has been rethinking teaching and learning to better serve their families and students. Tom and Emily share how SAUSD is creating Next-Gen pathways and improving education in their community.

3 Keys to Educating the Whole Child

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By: Kristi Robinson. A principal’s approach to social-emotional learning starts with going on a walk with her students.

Four Strategies for Introducing Empathy in the Classroom

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By: Caitlin Warren. Cultivating empathy in the classroom could be the answer to decreasing bullying. Here are four tips for educators looking to create more empathic classrooms.

Is Next Gen Learning a Political Act?

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By: Andy Calkins. All parents want whatever their children need in order to fulfill their highest potential. Next-gen learning is a means to this end, one everyone can get behind.

Educating the Whole Child Through PBL

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Project-based learning has been touted as the pedagogical cure-all for many things. Indeed, I have long argued it’s the ultimate instructional response to the need for real-world relevance and application, problem-solving, collaboration, student engagement, presentation skills, mentors and even tech integration. It’s the pedagogical glue if you will. But one area that is maybe not…

Relationships As Engagement: Understanding the Whole Child

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In schools across the country, it is quite common to hear teachers, instructional coaches, and administrators talking about student engagement. But as Amanda Winkelsas explains, the path to student engagement is not always as direct as a teacher, coach, or administrator would hope.

The Importance of What ESSA Plans Do Not Include

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ESSA holds schools accountable for how students learn and achieve. However, as Erin Gohl explains, measures assessing SEL development are universally absent.

SEL Spotlight: Grant Beacon Middle School

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Grant Beacon Middle School is promoting SEL in unique and sustainable ways by focusing on creating a positive culture and character development.

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