Leadership

Including Parents as Partners in Social-Emotional Learning
Including Parents as Partners in Social-Emotional Learning

A rising number of schools are using social-emotional learning (SEL) to round out their academic focus at a time when our country's students are more likely than ever to come from multicultural, multilingual backgrounds. Indeed, more than half of today's public-school students are students of color, and a growing percentage...

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An Interview with Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning
An Interview with Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning

With a spring semester turned upside down and a fresh fall semester upon us, there are still questions to be answered about the year ahead for teachers, administrators, students, and parents nationwide. In an interview with Bloomberg Radio, Nick Gaehde, President of Lexia Learning, discussed lessons learned from the abrupt...

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An Interview with Lexia’s Chief Learning Officer, Liz Brooke
An Interview with Lexia’s Chief Learning Officer, Liz Brooke

2020 has brought various unique challenges for school districts around the country that, due to COVID-19, found themselves needing to adapt to remote learning practically overnight. In an interview with Kevin Hogan for his podcast Remote Possibilities by MarketScale, Dr. Liz Brooke, Lexia’s chief learning officer, discussed Lexia’s approach to...

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6 Critical Traits of Effective Educational Leaders
6 Critical Traits of Effective Educational Leaders

Although myriad studies and books on effective leadership exist, many of today's leaders are facing heightened levels of uncertainty, anxiety, inequity, and angst. While it is reasonable to assume that unprecedented challenges necessitate the creation of a whole new playbook, in most cases, the opposite is true—now more than ever,...

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Social and Emotional Learning: Principal Support is Vital

In late 2019, three education observers wrote an opinion piece for the online news outlet The 74 Million that began with a strong statement: “Our cultural, social, and political breakdown is fresh evidence that we need to do something different in the education and development of leaders.”

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Let Teachers Lead: Our Teachers Know What Their Students Need
Let Teachers Lead: Our Teachers Know What Their Students Need

As schools across the United States close for weeks—and potentially months—to slow the spread of COVID-19, communities are scrambling to reimagine education. Are districts prepared to move to online learning? How will virtual classrooms work for very young students? How will grade-level expectations be communicated and assessed? ...

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Leadership Reimagined: Coaching School Principals
Leadership Reimagined: Coaching School Principals

The idea of having instructional coaches inside classrooms or school buildings for the benefit of teachers is nothing new—yet, as Illinois school superintendent Dr. Ken Wallace phrased it, “it is more important than ever for our schools to be the best they can be, which will always be grounded in...

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A Self-Care Guide for Teachers and Students
A Self-Care Guide for Teachers and Students

Suddenly, the world has changed. With schools across the United States closed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teachers and students have been left wondering how to cope with the loss of structure, community, and support provided by the K-12 system. At this time of great uncertainty, a number of questions...

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5 Simple Ways to Promote Reading at Home
5 Simple Ways to Promote Reading at Home

Families with children at home due to COVID-19 school closures: We get it. We’re parents, too. And we know you’re looking for ways to keep the kids busy AND learning while you juggle other responsibilities.

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