Before any of that hard work in the classroom can pay off, there is one critically important prerequisite to consider—actually getting students to attend class. That’s why September has been designated National Attendance Awareness Month: to get the word out and help educators and parents make school a place that students want to be.
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[COVID-19 School Closures] How Educators Can Address Special Populations, Accountability, Staff Training and More When Implementing e-Learning
As schools and districts make the shift to online learning in response the COVID-19 pandemic, educators are faced with lots of questions about how best to ensure that every student continues making
Rural Education: How One School District Works to Improve Student Outcomes in the Midst of a Declining Economy
Recently, I had the privilege of interviewing the district’s superintendent, Dr. Sarah Marriott, during a live webinar. Rather than choosing to accept that a decline in student achievement would be a natural outcome of the community’s challenges, she and her staff got to work implementing programs and initiatives to effect positive change and improve outcomes for all students.
It’s important to understand what anxiety looks like and to build classroom procedures that are supportive and effective for helping students who struggle with it, diagnosed or not. Let’s take a look at what anxiety can look like in your students and examine a few strategies to help.
To address the needs of this growing segment of the student population, educators are working harder than ever to refine administrative and instructional practices to help students master both English and their state’s rigorous academic standards. To support you in your efforts, we’ve assembled a curated list of our top resources focused on helping ELLs achieve success in the classroom.
Unfortunately, it's not uncommon for parents of ELL students to feel intimidated or discouraged from becoming actively engaged with their children's education due to language barriers or other cultural differences. We know that you have a lot of things on your plate, so we gathered several resources to help you find ways to encourage your ELL parents to engage more.
Rural, Gifted, and At-Risk: Four Research-Based Strategies to Support Advanced Learners in Small Districts
The question for educators working with gifted students in rural settings becomes one of engagement. How can these learners be exposed to the opportunities and guidance they need to keep learning interesting and challenging, and how can educators help them stay on track to reach their full potential? Here are four research-backed strategies.