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How to Make After School Programs Engaging in Today’s Classroom

Since After School programs can look different and are able to support all students with a range of environments and instructional programs, after school programs can be designed to meet the range of needs in engaging and relevant ways. Students can be provided with rich and complex instruction, encouraged to solve problems, and consider difficult content, learning vocabulary and new content to support their daily instruction.

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Using Inquiry to Achieve Equity: Inquiry-Based Learning for Social Studies

Today more than ever social studies teachers have an opportunity. We have an opportunity, and an obligation, to provide our students not with static, one-dimensional content from a textbook, but rather content that will provide students with the disciplinary knowledge from multiple perspectives from all those that have contributed to our collective history.

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How Social Emotional Learning and Mindfulness can support Teachers and Students

While Social and Emotional Learning (SEL) has been around for a long time, it is quickly becoming one of the most talked about topics in education. If you’re like us, you’re probably thinking: IT’S ABOUT TIME. If you are relatively new to SEL and Mindfulness, that’s great. We are here to guide you.

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Bringing History to Life:  Using Primary Sources in the Classroom

Entering the study of rich history, students often are faced with challenging texts, difficult writing prompts, and discussions led by passionate educators. Teachers who understand the importance of developing an authentic connection to history and developing a well-rounded understanding of history that lays out a desire to continuously inquire and develop further understanding look to provide students with ample opportunities to investigate. Often this investigation includes the active invest

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Practical At-Home Strategies to Reverse & Prevent Learning Loss

As a parent and an educator, I know firsthand that at-home learning can be challenging. My children were not impressed that mom was once a teacher and wanted none of it. I had to find another way to facilitate and support continued academic growth while keeping our familial relationships healthy and strong. I went back to the simplest and most impactful strategies that promote student gains and prevent learning loss. I focused on meaningful learning experiences over busywork and took a qualit

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Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

By: Dr. Almitra BerryPosted 03/12/21
Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

When schools closed beginning in March 2020, most systems struggled to implement remote learning. Schools, educators, learners, and parents just weren't prepared for that. Which is why academic equity has become a focus of schools across the nation.

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