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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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Six Effective Speaking Strategies for English Learners in Virtual Instruction

Instruction has not looked the same since schools closed their physical classrooms in March 2020 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Educators across the United States have worked tirelessly since that time to reach and teach all students. English learners have particular educational needs.

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8 Ways to Overcome the Challenges of Distance Learning

In March when schools across the United States shut down their buildings and moved to an at-home learning model basically overnight, what you all did as teachers was truly incredible. You didn’t complain or run away; you did what teachers do.   You rolled up your sleeves, met the challenge head on, and MADE THINGS HAPPEN. No matter how many years you have been teaching, no one in education has ever faced this kind of a challenge. Yet you got to the other side of the 2019–2020 distance learnin

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Leading in a Time of Crisis:  Why All Educational Leaders Need to Make SEL a Priority

This time of forced school closures and alternative learning presents the opportunity to learn more about how to implement SEL and how it’s connected to equity, cultural inclusivity and family engagement, school climate and safety, and academic achievement.

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Four Reasons Why GUIDED is the BEST Way to Teach Math

By: Sara McDaniel M. Ed.Posted 11/09/19
Four Reasons Why GUIDED is the BEST Way to Teach Math

The ways that students engage in the learning process is distinctive for this period in history. It’s crucial we meet them where they are and the way they learn best. The Guided Math framework is truly THE BEST WAY to deliver focused, differentiated instruction for today’s learners. Here are 4 reasons why.

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What’s All the Buzz About SEL? 5 Ways to Introduce the Emotion Revolution to Your School!

It seems the term Social Emotional Learning or SEL is everywhere these days. For many educators, this is met with a collective sigh of relief. At long last, we are talking about more than just academics and standardized testing when it comes to providing students with a quality education. To others, however, the buzz about SEL may be cause for concern. Is SEL merely a trend? Is it just the flavor of the month that will soon fade away only to be replaced by the next big idea in education?

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