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Homegrown CEO Hopes to Bring Stability, Trust to Chicago’s School System
Chicago public school’s new leader wants to build on the district’s positive academic gains and bring “trust” back to the system. (April 19,2018)
Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
What is social-emotional learning? How can schools get teachers to understand the concepts and weave them into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether the strategies are working? Reporter Evie Blad explains. (June 4, 2018)
John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters
John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.
Teachers Are Protesting Low Wages, in a Rash of Walkouts Fueled by Social Media
Thousands of teachers protested Monday in Oklahoma and Kentucky, demanding higher wages and more resources for students. So far this year, teachers in four states have walked out of classrooms or threatened to walk out to push for better compensation
Nine Ways Canadian Teachers Support English-Learners
A third of Canada’s schoolchildren are either immigrants themselves or have a parent born abroad. Canadian teachers undergo specialized training to teach these English learners.
Social-Emotional Learning: Goal-Setting and Relationships Are Part of District’s Academic Core
The Washoe County school district in Reno, Nev., has been way ahead of most other districts in its approach to social-emotional learning, especially in measuring students' SEL skills. (May 15, 2018)