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ExPLorations Meet the Need for Just in Time, Asynchronous, Curriculum-Based Professional Learning

Jun 16, 2021 7:04:53 PM / by Stephanie Hirsch posted in EdCuration, School Leadership

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Each year more educators become familiar with the growing research that shows a direct link between the quality of instructional materials in classrooms and student achievement.1 The findings are pretty compelling drawing attention to the fact that  merely shifting from poor quality to higher quality materials can be a “game changer” for some students.2 Providing professional learning for using such materials is equally powerful and important.3  Getting higher quality instructional materials into the hands of all teachers and providing them the support essential to implement them well and appropriate for their students is one critical way to address equity issues in schools today.

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Lessons from the Pandemic for Effective Reading Instruction

Jun 13, 2021 9:09:19 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Literacy

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We are all looking forward to a fall where most students are expected to return to traditional schooling.  However, the mark of blended learning has already been imprinted- and it’s highly probable that features of remote and hybrid instruction are here to stay.  

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Co-regulate to Regulate

Jun 11, 2021 7:54:29 AM / by Andrea Gutmann and Christie Badry posted in SEL, 21st Century Skills

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“When little people are overwhelmed by big emotions, it’s our job to share our calm.  Not join their chaos.”  L.R. Knost

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Educator Ambassadors Pilot & Test High Quality Instructional Materials

Jun 11, 2021 7:54:14 AM / by Dr. Yvette Nishikawa posted in EdCuration, School Leadership

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Community Impact from the Classroom: 3 Ways to Empower Students to Affect Local Change

Jun 3, 2021 3:02:23 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Student Agency, Student Voice

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4 Ways to Foster Growth Mindset with Students

Jun 3, 2021 3:00:41 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in 21st Century Skills

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Mindset can change a classroom dynamic, and help to raise a generation of self-aware leaders. Carol Dweck differentiates between growth mindset -- “I love a challenge!” learners, and fixed mindset -- “I’m not a math person,” learners. While both mindsets are powerful enough to dictate success, only one actually leads to it.

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4 Reasons Learning a New Language is Beneficial for Students

May 28, 2021 8:31:52 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in SEL, Academic Language

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While learning a new language can be fun and exciting, bilingual and multilingual experience increases academic performance,  enhances work-force success, and even slows down age-related brain decline.  

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Why Middle School Teachers Should Embrace Music in all Content Areas

May 28, 2021 8:28:23 AM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Music, Secondary Education

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These days, music isn’t just for music class.  At least, it shouldn't be.  

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4 Ways to Support Students with Limited Exposure to Academic English

May 17, 2021 2:33:07 PM / by EdCuration Staff Writer posted in Academic Language, English Language Learners

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In a report written by Robin Scarella, a member of The University of California Linguistic Minority Research Institute, she states, “Learning academic English is probably one of the surest, most reliable ways of attaining socio-economic success in the United States today.”

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Math: Unraveling Our Love-Hate Relationship

May 13, 2021 9:11:37 PM / by Kristi Hemingway posted in Mathematics

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We have a love-hate relationship with math.

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