In the Classroom

How to Manage Concurrent Classrooms During COVID
How to Manage Concurrent Classrooms During COVID

When schools across the country shut their doors due to COVID-19 last spring, those with already-implemented digital literacy tools were fortunate enough to have a foundation for learning outside of the classroom. For schools like Lander Elementary School in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, having an online literacy platform that was accessible...

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Connect with Students (In More Ways Than Video Calls) During Remote Learning
Connect with Students (In More Ways Than Video Calls) During Remote Learning

Fostering relationships with students is a foundational part of education that helps teachers build trust, create open communication, and develop a deeper understanding of individual students’ lives and learning styles. When COVID-19 forced mandatory school shutdowns, these valuable in-person connections between teachers and students were derailed. Luckily, teachers are a creative...

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3 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom
3 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom

Each year, student populations in the U.S. become more diverse—in fact, minority students now compose the largest demographic group in our nation’s public schools. However, educator demographics have not reached the same levels of diversity. With this in mind, it’s important for educators to be responsive to the variety of...

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6 Ways to Create a Culturally Responsive Classroom
6 ways to create a culturally responsive classroom

The U.S. reached an important milestone several years ago—minority students now comprise the largest demographic group in our nation’s public schools. While there is great diversity within our student population, the majority of educators still do not share the same cultural experiences with the diverse students they serve. However, many...

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4 Ways to Celebrate Student Success with Lexia
4 Ways to Celebrate Student Success with Lexia

As an educator, we know you’re always looking for ways to motivate your students—and this year has brought all-new challenges. Research has shown that students who are intrinsically motivated—those who are deeply engaged in their own learning—adapt better to a classroom environment and perform considerably higher academically than unmotivated and...

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Social-Emotional Learning: Why It's Needed Now More Than Ever
Social-Emotional Learning: Why It's Needed Now More Than Ever

Over the past few years, social-emotional learning (SEL) has steadily gained traction in K–12 education. Quoted by education news site The 74 Million, Harvard University professor Stephanie Jones described SEL as "kind of an every-moment thing, meaning it's in every interaction, it's in all relationships, and so it doesn't turn...

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The Teaching Must Go On, No Matter Where Students Are
The Teaching Must Go On

With COVID-19 continuing to spread, school systems across the country have approached the fall semester in different ways. For instance, the Los Angeles Unified School District and the Houston Independent School District both decided to begin the 2020–2021 academic year online, with the latter anticipating a switch to in-person instruction...

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