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5 Proven Practices that Help Close the Achievement Gap

November 15, 2021 BRANDON CLAYTON

5 Proven Practices that Help Close the Achievement Gap...

The National Education Association defines achievement gaps as “the differences in academic performance between groups of students of different backgrounds.” They expla.........

Why Professional Development Can be Transformational on Learning

October 25, 2021 Jaci Fong

Why Professional Development Can be Transformational on Learning...

Curriculum standards, school district guidelines, and educational technology are constantly evolving. This makes it challenging for educators to keep up with the best p.........

Reducing Cheating in Online Learning

July 6, 2021 Jaci Fong

Reducing Cheating in Online Learning...

Academic honesty is one of the core values of the American educational system. From Pre-K to Ph.D., it’s essential that students, pupils, and learners do their own work.........

Supporting SEL for Non Native Speakers in the Classroom

May 25, 2021 Jaci Fong

Supporting SEL for Non Native Speakers in the Classroom...

Every student brings unique social and emotional challenges into the classroom. As educators, it’s important to be open and receptive to students’ emotional needs. That.........

Growing Your Emotional IQ

April 24, 2021 Jaci Fong

Growing Your Emotional IQ...

Growing Your Emotional IQ
Do you notice when a student is feeling listless, anxious, or depressed? How do you handle on.........

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