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Schools have also taken advantage of small hybrid classrooms to have rich, structured discussions or debates, where students can prepare in advance while remote. Facing History and Ourselves provides guidance on Socratic Seminars.
In co-design, diverse stakeholders come together in order to collectively identify issues or problems of practice, and to design solutions. Co-design is an iterative process made up of cycles in which people: Build relationships & theorize around shared issues Design and develop tools, practices, processes, and other solutions that push beyond the status quo Enact …
Start or Expand a School Breakfast Program
Check out this guide from Child Nutrition Outreach Program (CNOP) on how to start or expand a breakfast program across your school or district. The guide includes ways to create a grab and go breakfast or a more traditional program.
Stories from the Field: Cultivating relationships through administrator actions
Download Cultivating Relationships Through Administrator Actions from Transforming Education for tips, strategies and practical advice from the field. Educational leaders can set the tone for supportive, collegial relationships in a variety of ways including: Being present during the school day; engaging with staff and students. Modeling respectful, engaging interactions with teachers and staff. Seeking teacher input …
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Strategically Choosing Co-teaching Models
This tool can help you choose a co-teaching model. It offers examples of what a range of co-teaching models look like in action and lists the benefits of each model.
Strategies for Elevating Student Voice
CASEL’s Strategies for Elevating Student Voice offers examples of ways staff can support and elevate a broad range of student perspectives and experiences. This tool includes classroom-based strategies such as interactive pedagogy, classroom community building, and project-based learning.
Strategies for Equitable Family Engagement
Equitable family engagement focuses on meaningful engagement activities and systems between schools and families that do not characterize or treat specific parent groups as deficient in their level of engagement or approach to education (Day, 2013). This includes specific practices or approaches that reflect the values of a general group of families, as well as …
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Strategies for Scheduling: How to Find Time to Intensify and Individualize Intervention
School days are packed, but leaders must prioritize specific tutoring times in order to truly accelerate learning. Help schools find time in the day using these three strategies for scheduling from the National Center on Intensive Intervention.
Strategies to lessen chronic absenteeism
Strategies on how to use 5 metrics that paint a holistic picture of whether students are positioned to benefit from distance and hybrid learning opportunities.
Strengthening Virtual Communities, Fostering Student Interest and Supporting Social Emotional Learning Through Choice Boards
A mini guide that includes a sample digital choice board to help school leaders use choice boards to develop virtual communities, focus on social- emotional learning and college/career readiness, and introduce new types of activities for students.
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