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  • Middle school girl giving presentation in classroom at school

    A Schoolwide Exhibition Builds Excitement for Project-Based Learning

    Interdisciplinary project-based learning encourages teacher collaboration, and a whole-school showcase is deeply engaging for students.
    Matt Weyers
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  • Group meeting

    4 Mantras for Leading With Integrity

    Schools thrive when principals and superintendents are conscious of how to prioritize their staff’s work—and their own—in the right ways.
    870
  • Teacher at home greeting students during online class

    Can Teachers Be Warm Demanders During the Pandemic?

    Zaretta Hammond’s warm demander doesn’t look the same this year, but teachers don’t have to give up on the idea.
    3.1k
  • Under the careful watch of principal Keith Moore (r) and a staffer, in-person learning resumes for the first time since March at Campbell Elementary in Austin.

    Schools, Not Teachers, Must Reduce Stress and Burnout—Here’s How

    Educators’ health and well-being should be prioritized in school culture; school leaders can help create the conditions for that.
    27.6k
  • Group of teachers meet in a classroom

    Building a Culture that Respects Teachers and Reduces Stress

    When teachers are given time to work closely with other teachers, and have achievable goals—school culture thrives.
    14.3k
  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    29.5k
  • A teacher hugs her student.

    The Power of Being Seen

    How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
    67.2k
  • Making Sure Each Child Is Known

    A middle school in Nevada uses a simple strategy to build deeper connections between teachers and students.
    62k
  • Young girl learning at home with computer and bunny

    School Leaders Debate Solutions For an Uncertain 2020-21

    Education leaders are laying out plans to reopen schools in the fall, but without the safety net of a vaccine, the school year looks unpredictable at best.
    17.2k
  • Teachers disinfect toys at Hanil Kindergarten in Suwon, South Korea, 26 May 2020. Millions of students throughout South Korea are expected to return to school on 27 May as the country gradually lifts coronavirus restrictions.

    Teachers Around the World Tell Us Reopening Is Tough, but Joyful

    In countries where infection rates have stabilized, schools are reopening. When we asked how that’s going, over 600 teachers responded.
    11.1k
  • Group of middle school students converse sitting at their desks in class

    9 Ways to Promote Equity in Our Schools

    Changes to curriculum and grading policies can go a long way toward helping a school level the playing field for all students.
    1.2k
  • An illustration of a young woman reaching for a graduation cap in the stars

    4 Ways to Celebrate High School Graduation This Year

    With coronavirus school closures extending into the fall, districts are coming up with clever alternatives to give seniors the graduation ceremony they deserve.
    7.3k
  • Illustration concept for finding balance

    A New Way to Think About Work-Life Balance

    A school leader shares how he came to understand that work-life balance looks different for different people—and there’s no need to feel guilty about that.
    2.7k
  • Teacher instructing students remotely sitting at her desk in her classroom

    PD That Helps Teachers Improve the Quality of Their Video Instruction

    Tips for planning professional development that supports teachers’ growing skills in using video to enhance students’ learning.
    3.4k

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