Building Social Emotional Learning into Your Classroom

    In the last 10 years, research has increasingly confirmed what many teachers have always known: that students’ non-cognitive skills—such as their[...]
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    3 Ways Coaching Helps Change Habits

    Many teachers set classroom goals at the start of the school year in August or September, but once school begins, they find that those goals are[...]
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    Looking Back to Better Look Ahead: The PRO Co-Reflective Protocol

    If you are an instructional coach or school-based administrator, have you wanted to pause and reflect with the teachers you support at this time of[...]
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    Understanding Our Own Implicit Bias: 5 Tips to Becoming a More Reflective Educator

    Teachers are busy—we are unit planning, lesson planning, adopting new curriculum, attending team meetings, calling families, looking at data, putting[...]
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    Four Ways to Begin to Change the Narrative about American Indians in K-12 Instruction

    "Are there actual Indians there?" This is a question I often heard when I told people that I was a teacher on the Blackfeet Indian Reservation in[...]
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    7 Strategies for Building Gratitude in Your Classroom

    With childhood depression and anxiety on the rise, many schools and districts are looking to social emotional learning practices to help. A growing[...]
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    Highlights from Social Justice 101

    Earlier this year, I had the opportunity to participate in a Teaching Tolerance workshop entitled Social Justice 101. Before I share what I learned,[...]
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    National STEM Day: Effective Strategies for Teaching STEM

    Happy National STEM Day! To celebrate, we’re bringing you strategies from three STEM Master Teachers from our Blended Learning Master Teacher[...]
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    5 Considerations for Leading Equity Work in Your District

    Equity, as defined by Matthew R. Kay in Not Light, but Fire, is "raising the achievement of all students while narrowing the gap between the highest[...]
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    Building Relationships Through Guest Teaching

    This is the sixth and final blog in our Newsela student-centered literacy blog series. You can find the previous installment here.
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