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A Glimpse of the Front Lines of the First Wave of a Journey to the Barest Hint of Normalcy

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D A recent plea on social media the other day caught my eye. A teacher was pouring her heart out.

Be Kind (to Yourself), Unwind!

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By Tamara Fyke For the past decade, I have been advocating for the integration of social-emotional learning and screens in schools. I never imagined that we would be living in 2020 when families are forced to make the choice between face-to-face and online classes due to a pandemic.

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FSI Global Online School Is Hiring Innovate Educators Now

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Finnish Schools International, A Global Online School is calling for innovative teachers to co-design, co-teach, and co-own their new online school. FSI GO is a Global Online School that provides world-class education to children around the world at an affordable price.

Achieving Equity: Understanding Each Child’s Cognitive Strengths and Weaknesses

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part two in a five-part series In our first article in this Achieving Equity series, we suggested that the greatest obstacle to equity that students face in the U.S.

SplashLearn Makes Learning Fun and Creates Fearless Learners

Loved by more than 30 million kids, SplashLearn is a game-based learning program that creates engaging learning experiences to nurture a generation of fearless learners. SplashLearn is the fastest growing elementary school math program in the US, used by more than 440,000 teachers in about 77,000 schools across the United States.

Opinion: It is Time for Real Change – and That Change is Long Overdue

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Our school calendar, based on factors that are long gone, is one of the most antiquated things that still exists in schools.

Technology Review: Classroom 2.0 Tutorial for Teaching Online

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Since America began teaching remotely in March, no one has come up with a how-to professional development series that is comprehensive, easy to understand and easily prepares teachers to teach online. No one until now, that is.

Expanding the Future of History

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By Christy Martin, Ed.D. Recent politics has brought the teaching of United States History to the forefront. Politicians on one side advocate the teaching of patriotism and the greatness of those involved in shaping our nation.

Curriculum is the Key to Flexible, Future-Ready Schools

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By William Zhou This past spring, schools all across the U.S. faced similar challenges but experienced wildly different outcomes. When Covid-19 forced building closures in March, administrators quickly found out which end of the spectrum they inhabited?from

How to Make Remote Instruction Work

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By Alex Fernandez As schools across the country resume instruction this fall, there are few certainties and seemingly endless questions.

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5 Costly Inventory Management Mistakes Schools Should Avoid

If your school is like most, inventory and/or asset management plays a critical role in daily operations.

The EduJedi Report Podcast – EdTech Chaos

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In this episode of the EduJedi Report Podcast, Host and Learning Counsel CEO LeiLani Cauthen discusses the general education tech chaos with Tricia Kennedy, Executive Director of Instructional Development and Support at Gwinnett County Public Schools in Atlanta.

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Asynchronous Learning: The Key to Equity

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By Kevin McFarland In this time of the Coronavirus pandemic and an all too sudden shift to virtual learning, equity of access has become perhaps the single largest obstacle to educating our children.

First Impressions: In East Tennessee, School has Started

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Amid the fear and the virus, school has begun. The opening of Alcoa, Maryville, and Blount County Schools in East Tennessee preceded many districts in the state and country and will be an example for all to follow.

Learning How to Educate

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7 Benefits of Lesson Plans in the Cloud

What if teachers didn’t have to lug tons of paperwork with them to and from work? Having lesson plans available anywhere is just one of the advantages.

Remote Learning: Keeping Learners at the Center of All We Do

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By Tamara Fyke A friend of mine has two young school-age boys, kindergarten and second grade. The other week she posted a photo of her youngest slumped over the kitchen table with his head down, feeling discouraged about his online experience.

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Investing in Educators is Crucial for Remote Learning

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By Howie Berman The fall academic semester has arrived across the U.S., and many K-12 schools, colleges, and universities find themselves in a similar situation to what they experienced in the spring: teaching and learning in a virtual environment.

New Podcast: The Lost Learning Year: Intelligent Recommendations

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In this episode of The EduJedi Report Podcast, Learning Counsel CEO Leilani Cauthen discusses recent findings by researchers Dr. John Bielinski and Dr. Kyle Wagner at Illuminate Education on the effect quarantines and remote learning have had on K-8 learning outcomes.

New Video Series Given to Teachers to Help with Online Learning

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In today’s Freemium pay model used by EdTech companies, free only goes so far. It is either a limited version of the product, or more often, temporarily free with a wink and a nod toward collecting the conversion money later. That’s why Bob Riefstahl’s offer of free to all educators has meaning.

Why Families Leave Schools

Do you know three of the biggest reasons families leave schools? Here they are – and what you can do about it.

Reading is Still the Golden Elixir

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. Many experts are saying we will not be out of the woods with COVID-19 for many months. It is an instructional year that is of concern to teachers, parents, communities and even the youth. One thing we can do to promote academic maturity in our youth is to continue to promote reading. Many adults have used the pandemic to read more, something that requires little effort, and is an activity we can do while socially distanced masked and in online and hybrid formats.

Achieving Equity: Knowing the Right Questions to Ask

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By Betsy Hill and Roger Stark Editor’s Note: This is part one of a five-part series As the 2020-21 school year begins with remote learning as the norm for most students in the U.S., educators across the nation are talking more about equity than ever before.

5 Ways to Develop Teacher Agency and Advance Student Learning

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By Katherine E. Bihr, Ed.D and Susanne H. Thompson The COVID-19 pandemic hasn’t only exposed the vast gap in educational equity for students, it has revealed gaps for teachers as well.

New EduJedi Dictionary Gives Meaning to the Language of EdTech

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By Learning Counsel Staff Reports The power and depth of digital curriculum and its ability to reach and engage students continues to evolve. There are tens of millions of digital learning objects including massive numbers of items that are in the free and open education resources sites.

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How Online Admissions Affect Enrollment Rates

Discover the top five reasons your school’s admissions should be online.

It’s a New Day, and Relationships are Key

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By Tamara Fyke Over the past week, I have had multiple conversations with educational leaders, discussing re-opening as well as the needs of students, families and staff. Although there are some who are resistant to the idea, most acknowledge that business as usual will not work.

The Surprising Impact of Student Led Learning

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By Amy Howell. TechEd is a hot topic in education right now, but what we really need to be discussing is student led learning. Students leading other students in learning is one of the most amazing things you can see. STEAMbassadors, STEMbassadors, Alpha:Techsperts, The Girls – they go by many names, but they are all groups of students dedicated to learning the newest technology and sharing their knowledge with their peers and their teachers.

Podcast – Digital Leadership and Improving Curriculum

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In the first interview of this episode features LeiLani Cauthen, CEO of the Learning Counsel, who discusses how districts are approaching the digital transition and beginning to embrace, rather than simply accept, the need for technology in schools (0:30).

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Barriers to Education’s Digital Transition

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By LeiLani Cauthen Editor’s Note: This is part two in a three-part series What is normal? Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, there has been talk of the new normal. But in this new reality we are facing, conditions are anything but normal.

K-12 Private School Student Information System Buying Guide

Too many private schools are still using clunky, outdated systems, causing unnecessary stress and wasted time. That’s why it’s vital for them to invest in modern products and services purposefully designed for private K-12 education.

Yah, It’s Conference Season

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By Charles Sosnik The conference season is in full swing at the Learning Counsel. In September alone, we have events in South Texas, Southern California, the Northeast, North Texas, the Mid-Atlantic States, Kentucky and Tennessee. But this year is a little different.

Our Nation’s Education System Created the Greatest Generation. Can We Create the Smartest Generation as Well?

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By Dr. Kenneth W. Eastwood In modern history, during times of national crises our state and national governments deployed educational support and funding systems designed to eliminate racial and economic inequity within our society.

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Questions We Should Be Asking: Remote Instruction and Our Highest Poverty Districts

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By Christy S. Martin, Ed.D. More than ever, where you live may determine what kind of educational opportunities you have. Recently, the Center on Reinventing Public Education researched how 477 school districts will be opening this fall. The results are alarming.

Help Your Students to be Entrepreneurs

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By Nancy Conrad When people think of student entrepreneurs, the first that come to mind are the stories of moguls like Bill Gates and Mark Zuckerberg, who dropped out of university to create some of the most profitable companies in the world. And while their success is impressive and should be recognized, that type of fame and fortune can make the narrative about the journey and the experience seem unattainable to most.

Inspiring K12 : Creating the Joy of Reading and Self-Directed Learning in the Digital Era

Personalized teaching of reading at the K-12 level can help imbue pleasure and interest in reading and the development of a reading habit, even among digital natives. A personalized approach works better than the systematic teaching of the entire class.