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September 2017

[Teacher Tips] Using Simple Persuasion Techniques to Improve Your Relationships with Colleagues, Students, and Parents

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by regina.waddell

There's an art to persuasion - and mastering it can be a huge help to educators. Here's six strategies to make working with colleagues, students, and parents more effective.

What Teachers Can Do Now to Boost Social and Emotional Learning in the Classroom

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by scott.sterling

Research continues to illuminate the short- and long-term benefits of improved social and emotional learning (SEL), and there are no shortage of steps individual teachers can immediately take to improve the SEL in their own classroom.

Education Technology Leadership: 9 Questions District Tech Directors Should Ask About Any New Program

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by sean.mcdonough

District and school technology administrators are asked to fill many roles in leveraging technology in schools. In part two of this series, we're looking at the important questions and considerations tech admins need to take into account when purchasing new programs.

IDEA, IEPs, Co-Teaching Strategies, and More: The Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Trends in Special Education

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by winnie.oleary

Special education—it’s a broad and incredibly complex topic.

Kinesthetic, Visual, Auditory, Tactile, Oh My! What Are Learning Modalities and How Can You Incorporate Them in the Classroom?

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by madison.michell

In education, learning modalities (also known as learning styles) are defined as the ways in which students use their senses throughout the learning process to acquire new skills. Let’s take a closer look at what some of the research and commentary on this topic says to determine how much value can be gained by weaving these styles into your instruction.

Constructivist Learning: Applying a Student-Centered Approach in Your Classroom

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by regina.waddell

Constructivist learning—it’s a buzzword that most educators have heard at least once or twice. But, do you actually know what’s behind the excitement surrounding this approach? We're breaking down what it is and how to get started.

Education Technology Leadership: Managing IT Concerns Through a Learning Lens

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by sean.mcdonough

District and school technology administrators are asked to wear a lot of hats. These are complex roles, and as technology continues to play a more and more integral role in education, tech admins’ roles not only become increasingly nuanced but also increasingly central.

[Product Update] Reading Eggs is Receiving a Powerful Data Refresh!

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by mckenna.wierman@edmentum.com

Edmentum’s learn-to-read program, Reading Eggs, is making it even easier for you to monitor reading progress and proficiency by launching a brand-new data dashboard!

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