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Summer School: 3 Considerations for Boosting Teacher Engagement

Read this blog to get easy-to-implement tips for self-care, and how to bridge to your life outside the classroom with what goes on for within your classroom.

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Building Vocabulary in Summer School

By: Timothy Rasinski, Ph.D., Nancy Padak, Ed.D., Rick M. Newton, Ph.D., and Evangeline Newton, Ph.D.Posted 03/10/22
Building Vocabulary in Summer School

Summer is on its way, and so is summer school. What to teach? Time is always limited for instruction and learning in the summer. The teaching of word roots (morphemes) in the summer offers great opportunities to help students in a number of areas.

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How to Accelerate Learning Over the Summer Break

As an educator, I have a firm belief that home can be an extension of the classroom. It wasn't until I was a curriculum specialist that I struck school-to-home connection gold! Read on to see the evolution of how a true home-to-school connection can be made…quickly!

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How to Make an Impact in Your Intervention Programs

School-wide strategies to support intervention programs involve the entire school campus and are consistent across grade levels. Read this article to take-away practical and easily applicable strategies that your whole school can use to help close the learning gaps that our students have sustained over the last few years.

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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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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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