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Dec 06

Professional Development for New Teachers

Teachers often cite their lifelong love for learning and desire to make a difference as top reasons for getting into teaching. Understanding that education doesn't stop after their degree, many new teachers search for advice on areas of improvement for teachers in their first years on the job. Professional development... read more →
Nov 30
Nov 22

How to Increase Student Engagement in Online Learning

The COVID-19 pandemic marked a distinctive pivot point in how schools, teachers, and students were forced to approach remote learning—with some districts more prepared than others to manage the stark transition. As e-learning sessions, distance-learning days, and flipped classrooms remain common in many schools, how to increase student engagement in... read more →
Nov 14

Ways of Measuring Student Engagement

Student engagement is a primary and critical component of successful teaching and learning. Student disengagement can significantly hinder a lesson’s effectiveness, but an engaged pupil performs better academically and grasps new material faster than distracted or disengaged peers. Efficiently and effectively measuring student engagement levels can help teachers recognize when... read more →
Nov 09

Research-based Instructional Strategies

Each year, teachers across the country are given well-researched and evidence-based instructional strategies in resources aimed at helping them reflect and improve upon teaching and assessment practices. I am willing to bet what happens next falls in one of two possible categories. Either time is set aside at institute days... read more →
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Oct 17

What Can We Do About Low Student Engagement?

According to an EdWeek Research Center survey of 630 teachers across the country, low student engagement is the most widespread problem teachers identified as an impediment to student success. While student engagement has long been at the forefront of conversations regarding student success, challenges in student engagement have been exacerbated... read more →
Sep 30

What is Student Engagement and Why is it Important?

As teachers, we tend to focus a lot on student engagement. How can we keep students engaged in the classroom and virtual learning environments? How can we measure student engagement? The word “engagement” is used frequently but is often defined in broad, vague terms. To help students thrive, we need... read more →