Blended Learning in the 2020-2021 School Year: How to Measure Student Mastery of Virtual Content

Blended Learning in the 2020-2021 School Year: How to Measure Student Mastery of Virtual Content

As our country continues to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic, school leaders recognize that the 2020-2021 school year must involve some sort of blended learning strategy. Last week, we highlighted some of the key reasons digital learning has the potential to...
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...
How to Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year: Should We “Reimagine Education”?

How to Plan for the 2020-2021 School Year: Should We “Reimagine Education”?

When the coronavirus crisis made its way into our communities in late February/early March this year, most school systems were not prepared with a crisis plan to transition from brick-and-mortar schools to online instruction. As school leaders plan for the 2020-2021...
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...