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4 Ways to Build Effective PLCs

Creating Professional Learning Communities as part of your Professional Development Plan offers an excellent way to build and improve relationships between teachers while deepening their knowledge and expanding their skill sets.     Read this article from LaRena Heath for four concrete suggestions to help educators get the most out of professional learning communities. 

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  • Community building
  • Teacher teams
  • Article (news or journal)
  • District
  • Principal
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • Educator to Educator
  • Rebuilding Relationships

4-Assessment Strategies Distance and Hybrid Learning

This Edutopia article provides four assessment strategies that can help maximize teachers’ in-person time and promote rich, engaging assessment: • One-on-one conferences • Higher-order thinking assignments • Digital quizzes (Common Sense Education has a “best of” list) • Digital writing discussions

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  • Article (news or journal)
  • Publication
  • Educator
  • Formative Assessment
  • Hybrid

5 Things Educators Can Do to Address Bias in Their School

Providing continual professional development and support for teachers to ensure their pedagogy is anti-bias and anti-racist. Explore five things educators can do to address bias in schools as identified by the National Education Association.

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  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Equity
  • Article (news or journal)
  • Educator
  • Principal
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • Relevant Curriculum
  • Igniting Learning

6 considerations for MTSS in a pandemic

Read 6 considerations for MTSS in a pandemic to hear a middle school coordinator’s perspective for multi-tiered systems of support during a pandemic. It includes a  discussion about ensuing Tier 1 supports are not overlooked to focus on individualized supports.

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  • Transitions
  • Article (news or journal)
  • Educator
  • Intermediary
  • Principal
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • Transition to Middle School
  • Easing Transitions

6 Steps to Appeal your Financial Aid

Many families have experienced significant income changes in the pandemic, and this tool helps families appeal financial aid packages.

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  • Website
  • Educator
  • Principal
  • The Comeback
  • College & Career Readiness
  • Engaging families in postsecondary planning
  • Postsecondary match & fit
  • Postsecondary readiness and access

6 Ways to be an Antiracist Educator

A video of educator Dena Simmons on engaging in antiracist work in the classroom.

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  • Equity
  • Video
  • Educator
  • Professional Development (PD)
  • Anti-Racism, Bias, Relevance, Cultural Responsiveness

6 Ways to Embed Mental Wellness into Classroom Culture for High School Students

To take the topic to the classroom level, share 6 Ways to Embed Mental Wellness into Classroom Culture for High School Students. The article from EVERFI offers practical advice and activities to help teachers address mental health in the classroom culture.

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  • Blog
  • Educator
  • Principal
  • The Comeback
  • School Climate
  • Staff Wellness Culture
  • Emotional Well-Being

7 Smart, Fast Ways to Do Formative Assessment

Creating strategic data cycles from assessment data will support schools in optimal prioritization. Educators need diagnostic data to inform them of students’ mastery of grade-appropriate knowledge and skills.  Continual formative assessment will help teachers and schools assess progress towards grade level. This article from Edutopia outlines seven key formative assessment strategies that teachers can implement using templates …

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  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Article (news or journal)
  • Educator
  • Principal
  • Intermediary
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • Classroom-based Learning Acceleration 
  • Igniting Learning

7 Things Teachers Say to Create a Supportive Classroom

Read this Edutopia article for language ideas and inspiration. The author combed through teacher comments and articles by experienced educators to identify phrases that empower learners and create a supportive environment.

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  • Educator
  • Principal
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • School Climate
  • Emotional Well-Being

8 Ways Teachers And Schools Can Communicate With Parents/Families

Providing communication that is accessible to all the families that you are serving is the key to successful family engagement. Read this post from Kathleen Morris for examples of creative ways districts and schools are communicating with families.   

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  • Community building
  • Relationships
  • Article (news or journal)
  • District
  • Educator
  • Intermediary
  • Principal
  • School Leader
  • The Comeback
  • School to Family
  • Rebuilding Relationships

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