Nikole Hannah-Jones on history, book bans, CRT, disrespect for teachers
Nikole Hannah-Jones, author of “The 1619 Project" considers efforts to ban books as an assault on freedom.
Extra Credit: Career counseling; tutoring insights; Library of Congress bonuses
Counseling before higher education can keep adults from bad career fits and wasted money. Also in Extra Credit: New studies on tutoring.
Keys to successful, equitable community college apprenticeships
Community college apprenticeships should be credit-based, stackable and connected to growth industries., Lisette Nieves writes.
Extra Credit: Parents’ rights, the rural divide and the economy-wrecking education decline
Is the parents’ rights movement harming students? Does your district do ability assessments? Read about these and more in Extra Credit.
Creating a safe learning environment for refugee and immigrant students
Key strategies can help put refugee or immigrant students at ease and make them less confused or frightened.
Extra Credit: Hula hoops and conversations about consent
Learn how hula hoops teach a sex-ed -- and life -- fundamental, the difference between slow and fast thinking, and whether “normal” is worth returning to.
5 steps to cultural change and a better school experience
Does your school need a culture shift? Three educators share how to create a better education experience for academics, emotions and safety.
Achievement teams approach can energize education PLCs
Turn education on its head with achievement teams that use student assessment data to improve teaching rather than judge students' abilities.
How principals can make discipline a teachable moment
Discipline should be a teachable moment, not just a quick consequence. Jim Dillon explains why, and what to do differently.
Extra Credit: Wasteful school, punitive paddles, gaining student trust
Are schools a waste of time? Can we build enough student-adult trust in schools? Read these and more quick takes in Education Extra Credit.
Strengthen early literacy skills with Duolingo ABC
Duolingo ABC is a free, gamified literacy app for children who speak English that was developed by a team of learning scientists, literacy specialists, engineers, illustrators, and parents who know that kids who read can change the world.
How to create STEM opportunities for students with disabilities
The Catalyst program in North Carolina helps high-school students with disabilities learn about and train for STEM jobs and position them for STEM college degrees.
Loan relief, trust in schools, standing up for yourself
The latest Education Extra Credit shares articles about college, trust in teachers, great ideas and other topics.
SEL and student success, Part 3: Parent interactions
Coming back to school after time away can affect how parents view teachers. What can educators do to improve parent interventions?
SEL and student success, Part 2: What teachers can do
Student behavior issues are increasing. Our SmartSummit explored what teachers can do to help students succeed -- now and in the future.
SEL and student success, Part 1: Student red flags
Educators can look for red flags in student behavior to try to get ahead of social-emotional problems as school resumes.
College innovation lab thrives with flexible tech, partnerships
Technology, a flexible and accessible space, and partnerships are the ingredients for a successful innovation lab.
Reduce burnout: Support teachers in classrooms, communities
Teachers need our support in the classroom, the district and the community. Becca Hughes offers ways to help.
How to provide effective feedback to online learners
Effective feedback is especially important for students in online classes. Teachers can choose several ways to deliver quality feedback.
Extra Credit: Culture refuses to be canceled; COVID-19 inequities
Helping worn-out students and teachers. Broadening cultural education. Read about these and more in the latest Education Extra Credit.
Extra Credit: Gender Support Plan; US teacher jailed in Russia
Will a Gender Support Plan help students limited by Florida's Parental Rights in Education law? Are sneaker giveaways a fix to chronic absenteeism?
Teacher shares 2 math tools for engaging assessments
A math interventionist shares two of her favorite math tools that make assessments easier for her and more engaging for her students.
How alternative schooling better serves diverse students
Many students are suffering in traditional schools. Robin Harwick explains alternative schooling that embraces students' differences.
School changes: Shaking off the pandemic mentality
As districts confront a post-shutdown normal, school changes are a given. Leaders must decide where they want to go and plot a course.
Why gamified learning enhances a kindergarten classroom
Using gamified learning in kindergarten -- via tech or no-tech -- can engage students longer and teach other skills.
Extra credit: Teachers unions, death-defying students, performance-based college funding
Performance-based funding for colleges has frustrating results. A scrappy teachers’ union shows what teamwork is. Girls in Afghanistan go to secret schools against Taliban orders.