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Designing Online Instruction: What Makes for Effective Learning

Designing Online Instruction: What Makes for Effective Learning

Take a minute and study the following image from an online course. Let’s start with a “notice and wonder” thinking routine. What do you notice (just the facts, please!)? What does this image (or...
Author: Bryan Drost, Ph.D.
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Topics: Teaching
The Great Unknown

The Great Unknown

Teaching students during COVID

Each year I look for new and creative ways to introduce the content in my class. Each year, the expectation of educating, entertaining, and inspiring my students is my top priority. However, this year…well,...
Author: Kevin DuRoss
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Topics: Teaching
Finding Success in Virtual Learning

Finding Success in Virtual Learning

Meeting students’ needs by building relationships, identifying learning intentions, and creating success criteria

Even the most experienced educators find teaching to be a challenge. The flexibility required to solve unexpected issues; the immediacy of meeting the needs of each individual student; staying current...
Author: Nicholas J. Leonardi
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Helping Girls Thrive in Uncertain Times

Helping Girls Thrive in Uncertain Times

The impact of COVID-19 on teen girls and timely, responsive ideas for supporting them

Without a doubt, COVID-19 has upended our country, our economy, and our educational system in a way that none of us have ever experienced or could have imagined. From the immediate impact of stay-at-home orders...
Masked Leadership

Masked Leadership

Five things to help middle school leaders to stay positive and supported

During your career as an educator, you had many discussions with different stakeholders about changing the face of education. You also had multiple sessions about ridding your students of the high-stakes, standardized...
Author: Frank Rudnesky
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Topics: Leadership
Building the Classroom of the Future

Building the Classroom of the Future

We’re only a couple of months into the academic year, but for many educators it already feels much longer. Teachers are working more hours than ever before, with the added strains of preparing lessons in new...
Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Student-to-Student Discourse in an Online Environment

Giving students the opportunity to engage intellectually with their peers

Online learning has quickly assumed a front-and-center position in high schools and colleges, having already been predicted to transform higher education forever. For younger students, its potential is less clear....
Author: Deanna Kuhn, Mariel Halpern
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Topics: Teaching
Middle School: A Critical Moment

Middle School: A Critical Moment

Ensuring students’ social-emotional needs are met

As we head into the seventh month of the epidemic, with return to school buildings being delayed across the United States, middle school students face ever increasing social-emotional and academic challenges. With...


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