Voice of the Educator
Technology and education: Turning distraction into productivity
How some schools are getting students to earn personal technology time.
Getting better at one of the hardest parts of teaching: Formative assessment
PD brings a common surgical and football tactic to classroom teachers.
How to get the biggest value from your SEL platform
4 hallmarks of an effective social-emotional learning program for teachers and students.
How U. of West Alabama nursing program achieved 100% NCLEX pass rate
Mentorships, scholarships and mandatory test prep paved the way to a perfect NCLEX score.
Meet SEL challenges with technology, play and hugs
An animatronic dog helps students master SEL skills.
Manipulatives: Irreplaceable math tools for students
Manipulatives gives students a stronger understanding of math.
Active learning tools with GeoGebra and MyOpenMath
2 online math tools increase teacher's student comprehension, passing rate
Enduring education practices gleaned from pandemic
Making educational lemonade out of a lemon
Building a districtwide literacy ecosystem during the pandemic
A rural district combats inconsistent literacy instruction with aligned home, school curriculum.
You can’t unscramble eggs: How to create a new normal in classrooms
Teachers can embrace pandemic-prompted change by combining new methods with the best of the old pedagogy.
SEL isn’t one more thing on the plate — it IS the plate
Strategies for teacher and student well-being
3 research-based antidotes to loneliness on campus
Research shows colleges can help students combat loneliness and thrive.
A learning-by-doing solution to career advancement for teachers
Retaining and growing the educator workforce has never been more pressing. One way to build the profession is through job-embedded opportunities for career advancement.
How to empower students to hear — not fear — different perspectives
The skill of communicating across differences is key for teaching students how to avoid the trap of labels -- and the “us” versus “them” mentality. The Moral Courage method can help students turn tense moments into rich conversations.
I see what you aren’t saying: hidden messages of classroom setup
What does your classroom say about how you value math? What you say -- or don’t say! -- does matter.
Phonemic awareness and phonics for learners of every age
Phonemic awareness and phonics instruction is largely associated with young children, but focusing on sounds and their connection to letters helps students of all grade levels with reading, spelling and writing.
Keep students motivated for college and career during a pandemic
Fort Worth Independent School District’s Go Centers help students chart out their college and career options. See how.
National Teacher of the Year offers “pocket of possibility” for all students
Elementary-school special-education teacher Juliana Urtubey is ready to “amplify the brilliance” of students who think and learn differently.
Daily techniques to build a schoolwide culture of critical thinking
Simple techniques in daily interactions with educators, students and parents can shape a shared respect for critical thinking that’s accessible to all. Here are six techniques to get you started.
Teaching literacy when students are below grade level
A second-grade teacher shares how she’s combatting learning loss by helping students recognize their potential.
“Mission to Mars” project helps boost engagement during remote learning
How to create a hands-on, engaging project, even during the pandemic
How to help students with dyslexia navigate online college
Some students, including my son, are choosing not to enroll, but help is available for those who want to continue working towards their degree.
Coding teaches students the fun of “figuring it out”
A middle-school health teacher helps STEM learners build their coding muscles and get comfortable with challenge.
Build community through all-school reading programs
How one librarian used literature to unite an entire school community.
Making remote learning work for foreign-language instruction
A school in Virginia is seeing steady attendance, happy families and better relationships between students and teachers in a remote-learning environment. See how they’re making it happen.