Black Lives Matter: How Exclusionary Discipline Harms Black and Brown Students (Plus Some Solutions!)

Black Lives Matter: How Exclusionary Discipline Harms Black and Brown Students (Plus Some Solutions!)

Black lives matter, and not just when Black people become adults. Currently, the public eye is very focused on police brutality against Black adults, but as school leaders, we must also take a look at how black lives matter in the classroom. Last week on our blog, we...
What Can Parents Do​ to Inspire a Love of Learning During Spring and Summer 2020?

What Can Parents Do​ to Inspire a Love of Learning During Spring and Summer 2020?

As we draw closer to the end of the 2019-2020 school year, you may feel anxious about how to support parents leading up to the summer break. Many parents have felt the need to over-fill their children’s schedules with educational activities to make up for the loss of...
How Non-Academic Time During COVID-19 School Closures Can Benefit Students

How Non-Academic Time During COVID-19 School Closures Can Benefit Students

Because of coronavirus-related school closures, most US students will have lost between one and two months of classroom instruction this spring. On its face, this news sounds bad; after all, we’ve seen scary statistics about the “summer slide” showing that...
3 components of effective literacy instruction for students struggling with reading skills

3 components of effective literacy instruction for students struggling with reading skills

The importance of literacy across all school subjects is obvious: If students struggle to read textbooks, novels, worksheets, classroom assignments, and instructional materials, they can find themselves at a huge disadvantage in any classroom. As you teach students...