Curriculum and Instruction

Kids and student sitting together in what's called a learning circle.

Social-Emotional Learning: The Magic of Circle Talk

By Jennifer Gunn April 17, 2018

Restorative practices are helping schools move away from punitive practices to more therapeutic practices for everything from behavioral issues to counseling and treating trauma to classroom management. Circle talks have become a staple of the restorative classroom, lowering suspensions in favor of social-emotional learning strategies to foster student, teacher, and family relationships. Why circles? When… Read More

Inclusive Education: What It Means, Proven Strategies, and a Case Study

By Lilla Dale McManis, PhD November 20, 2017

Considering the potential of inclusive education at your school? Perhaps you are currently working in an inclusive classroom and looking for effective strategies. Lean into this deep-dive article on inclusive education to gather a solid understanding of what it means, what the research shows, and proven strategies that bring out the benefits for everyone. What… Read More

Instructional Rounds: Not Just for Administrators

By Jennifer Gunn October 11, 2017

Ever wonder what’s happening in the classroom across the hall? Besides overhearing some Staff Lounge chatter or taking a cursory glance from the hallway while passing by, teaching can often happen in isolation, and we don’t always know what’s really going on in classrooms beyond our own. Why instructional rounds? Teachers get observed and evaluated… Read More

Don’t Panic: 5 Tips for First-Year Teachers

By Monica Fuglei September 26, 2016

For students, the excitement and anxiety of a new school year quickly fades away. But for new teachers, these emotions can last deep into the year. When you’re just starting out, teaching includes a significant amount of on-the-job training. These tips will help ensure you get the best out of your first year while avoiding burnout:… Read More

Just as everyone has a unique fingerprint, every student has an individual learning style. Chances are, not all of your students grasp a subject in the same way or share the same level of ability. So how can you better deliver your lessons to reach everyone in class? Consider differentiated instruction—a method you may have… Read More

Basic Steps in Creating a Preschool Curriculum

By The SHARE Team January 28, 2013

You don’t need us to tell you how important it is to create an excellent preschool curriculum—that’s why you’re here, after all. It’s your role (or if you’re an administrator, your staff’s role) to create a learning environment that starts children down a road toward academic success, to enhance preschoolers’ skills and knowledge using evidence-based… Read More

5 Tips for Better Classroom Management

By The SHARE Team January 9, 2013

As any experienced teacher knows, there is more to managing a classroom than simply standing in front of students and telling them what they will be learning on that particular day. You probably know that good classroom management starts with organization and communication. These five crucial tips can help you organize and manage your classroom more… Read More