4 Ways to Engage Families of English Learners
4 Ways to Engage Families of English Learners

Family engagement has been widely accepted as one of the key factors that supports student achievement, reduces dropout rates, and positively impacts children’s learning in many other ways. It is defined as the mutual, ongoing relationship between families and educators that is built on trust and respect and is focused...

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6 Things All Intentional School Leaders Do Right
6 Things All Intentional School Leaders Do Right

Just like good teaching, good school leadership is an intentional practice built on study, revision, and honesty. There are very few administrators who were born excellent. Rather, the best school leaders work on their craft intentionally over the course of their careers—and haven’t stopped. Here’s how they’ve bettered that practice...

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Teaching Multiple-Meaning Words: A Key Strategy For Unlocking Meaning
Teaching Multiple-Meaning Words: A Key Strategy For Unlocking Meaning

Ms. Hoye and a small group of second-grade students sit around a kidney-shaped table. The students whisper-read from individual copies of the same book—about life in the ocean—moving along at their own pace. “Ms. Hoye–” Isaiah looks up. “What does this say?” He points to the word school. After several prompts...

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