Competency-Based Learning: How to Build a Culture of Self-Assessment (and Get Students On Board)

    When I coach teachers and leaders and we come to the phrase “self-assessment,” I often get some pushback. “Students won’t be able to self-assess[...]
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    Encouraging Education Leaders to Help Teachers to Get Curious About Behavior

    “I often urge noneducators to ponder the versatility and resilience that have been asked of teachers during the pandemic. Just think about all that’s[...]
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    An Action Plan for Closing Gaps and Accelerating Growth

    Unfinished learning is high on teachers’ priority lists this school year. But in bringing students up to speed, maintaining depth over coverage is[...]
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    8 Simple Ways Data Can Be Used to Personalize Instruction

    Technology has given us access to more data than ever. How can we sort through all of our formative assessment data and turn it into actionable steps[...]
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    Resources for Teaching the Events and Aftermath of January 6, 2021

    On Wednesday, January 6, 2021, a pro-Trump mob attacked the U.S. Capitol. Teachers around the country are thinking deeply about how to talk with[...]
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    3 Ways Coaching Helps Change Habits

    For many people, the beginning of a new year marks a time for setting new goals and resolutions. We joke about gyms being packed for a few weeks and[...]
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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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    Infusing Student-Centered Literacy Practices into an Established Curriculum

    This is the fifth blog in our Newsela student-centered literacy blog series. You can find the previous installment here and the subsequent, and[...]
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    Four Tips for Making this School Year Your Best One Yet

    The 2019-2020 school year is upon us! It feels like just a few weeks ago we were saying goodbye to students and colleagues and heading into a summer[...]
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    Creating a Student-Centered Routine for In-Class Presentations

    Learning to speak in front of others and express ourselves clearly are not only  Language Arts skills, but skills that are applicable to all content[...]
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