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The Blueprint for a Great Story

A Principal's Reflections

Storytelling has quickly become a vital leadership tool in the digital age, something that I have written extensively about in Digital Leadership.

Progress in the Deep South: Black students combat segregation, poverty and dwindling school funding

The Hechinger Report

FIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

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19 Global YA Novels for Your Class Library

MiddleWeb

When Megan Kelly asked her students to paste sticky notes on a world map to show the setting of YA novels they were reading for pleasure, she quickly saw she needed to diversify her classroom library. See her list of 19 recommended “adds” and share your own favorites!

Hope in coal country: Parents without diplomas keep their kids in school

The Hechinger Report

FIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

Why Smoking Costs Employers More Than They Realize

Your employees are smoking, and at a cost of $7,000 per year for each employee who smokes, that adds up - fast! This free report will show you how an effective cessation program pays for itself.

A Learning Framework For Augmented And Virtual Reality

TeachThought - Learn better.

This Augmented and Virtual Reality framework explores Extended Reality (XR), a term is used to describe AR, VR, and all realities on the mixed reality spectrum. The post A Learning Framework For Augmented And Virtual Reality appeared first on TeachThought.

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OPINION: Restorative justice isn’t a panacea, but it can promote better relationships among students

The Hechinger Report

California’s recent expansion of a ban on student suspension is sparking debate about whether other disciplinary tactics mete out enough discipline. In the wake of the statewide law , for example, some school districts that are banning or limiting suspensions are simultaneously introducing restorative practices, which are being unfairly criticized in our view.

Out the door by 4: Streamlining Friday afternoon planning

The Cornerstone for Teachers

In this episode of the Truth for Teachers podcast, you’ll hear a coaching call with a 7th-grade honors and regular ELA teacher named Rebecca.

Going Beyond the “Cool” Factor

The Principal of Change

Years ago, I remembered walking into this redesigned library that was seemingly the stuff of dreams in education. It was more like a media center and had spaces that were created for collaborative learning as well as spaces to work your own.

Two Good Tools to Help Students Create Animated Comics and Shows

Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Here are two interesting apps we reviewed in the past and which you can use with your students to create simulated TV shows. Students will get to experiment with a wide variety of multimedia.read more

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Need Remote Learning ASAP? Don’t Pick Your Next LMS Before Reading This!

Need to go remote or move your training programs online? Download this guide to identify and overcome the biggest eLearning challenges so you can pick the perfect LMS without wasting time, money, and effort, even if you are just starting your eLearning journey.

Accessibility Isn't A Nice to Have. It's A Must Have.

The Innovative Educator

In her book , Haben Girma, the first deafblind student to graduate Harvard Law, explains her frustration with not being able to access the cafeteria menu at her college. Like most humans, Haben loves delicious food. Fighting for this access was part of her inspiration for later pursuing her law degree. It's surprising that large food chain like Domino's pizza, doesn't get that everyone, including those with disabilities, want access to the food they find delicious.

Out of the fields: In a North Carolina county where few Latino parents have diplomas, their kids are aiming for college

The Hechinger Report

FIRST STEP TO THE MIDDLE CLASS: More than 27 million Americans age 25 or older don’t have a high school diploma or GED, the basic credential needed to qualify for nearly 80 percent of jobs in this country.

Desde el campo: En un condado de Carolina del Norte donde pocos padres latinos tienen diplomas, sus hijos van en busca de una educación universitaria

The Hechinger Report

Este artículo sobre estudiantes latinos lo produjo The Hechinger Report, una organización de noticias independiente sin fines de lucro enfocada en la desigualdad y la innovación en la educación. Inscríbase al boletín informativo de Hechinger.