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Digital literacy is a skill set that is increasingly becoming essential. According to ALA’s Digital Literacy Task Force, it is defined as “the ability to use information and communication technologies to find, evaluate, create, and communicate information, requiring both cognitive and technical skills.” These abilities are required to survive, learn, and work in a society… Read More

Educational leaders across the nation are debating how to confront the newest villain in the K-12 universe: pandemic learning loss. Some assert that the challenges of remote learning have set an entire generation of students back, while others question how it is possible to measure what was never learned. What do we really mean by… Read More

Domestic violence, unfortunately, doesn’t restrict itself to adults. Sixty-five percent of adults who abuse their partner also physically and/or sexually abuse their children. It’s heart-wrenching to read statistics like these and realize the trauma children endure when experiencing domestic violence. Children of all ages experience physical, sexual, and emotional abuse in their homes and communities…. Read More

We have seen the trend coming for some time. Learning, it seems, has made shifts towards digital. This has been heavily accelerated due to Covid, causing a frantic change of pace in the wake of school closures. And while the world begins to re-open, many students, teachers, and parents have been wondering how technology will… Read More

Elon Musk just announced a $100M Carbon Capture Prize, a large, unprecedented amount of money which will motivate people of all backgrounds to come forward and solve a problem. Not only will this educate people about the issue, but it will motivate people. Throughout history, incentives have been used to power innovation. In 1714, British… Read More

Learning is a very personal experience. So much of a student’s ability to learn is dictated by context. Not just because of the framing of lesson plans, but by how aspects of their lives inform and affect their ability to grasp concepts. No educator wants a student to be left behind. It’s not always possible… Read More

If you’re a new teacher, you probably never dreamed that your first year in the classroom wouldn’t be in the classroom. Like everyone else, you likely never considered the possibility that you’d be doing everything a whole lot differently because of a global pandemic. Maybe you signed up for an internship, only to find your… Read More

With the COVID-19 pandemic going on, many educational institutions have resorted to holding online classes for the academic year. When it comes to online teaching, most teachers would want to familiarize themselves with their students and find ways to build trust between them. It’s one of the most effective ways to create discipline in your… Read More

The COVID-19 pandemic forced American students, teachers, and families to move learning online. Unfortunately, the transition has been messy and revealed glaring disparities among populations. While remote education has been life-changing for some, it has been markedly challenging for lower-income communities. Inequities have long been present in the American education system. However, the pandemic has… Read More

Although the recent news surrounding Coronavirus vaccines is promising, many cities are continuing to prioritize the safety of students and educators by keeping classes remote. Adapting to this completely different style of learning is difficult for everyone involved, including parents and caregivers.  Practicing mindfulness has been proven to reduce stress and increase focus, something we… Read More

If you are an educator of children with special needs, it could be more demanding than teaching normal children. Being a teacher of a special child, you should also know how to deal with their parents. It is equally important to know how to work with their guardians as it is important to teach the… Read More

The 2020 school year has arrived with many unexpected challenges for teachers. On top of preparations of lesson plans, activities, and resources, teachers are now adjusting to teaching online. For educators who are used to engaging in-person and group settings, this is an incredibly challenging time. One of the biggest challenges for teachers changing to… Read More

Promoting student-centric discussion in the classroom is accountable talk. More than a mere educational trend, accountable talk is a manner of conversing in the classroom setting that is respectful and meaningful for both the listener and speaker. By advancing students’ speaking skills, accountable talk has become an essential part of classroom management that is not… Read More

Did you know that up to 40% of the population in the United States, including children, has one or more chronic conditions? More than 75% of healthcare costs are related to chronic illnesses and 8% of children from ages 5 to 17 have life-affecting limits due to chronic conditions. These facts mean something important for… Read More

It’s 9 a.m. Monday morning and you are logging into your first virtual learning session with your class of second graders. You are greeted by a few smiling faces, several blank screens, and some other random body parts. You encourage everyone to turn on their cameras and continue with your lesson. Instead of focusing, students… Read More