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What's My Motivation? Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Remote Learning
What's My Motivation? Tips for Keeping Students Engaged in Remote Learning

According to youth engagement consultant Adam Fletcher, "Students are engaged when they are attracted to their work, persist despite challenges and obstacles, and take visible delight in accomplishing their work." The positive impact of student engagement can be seen in academic performance, social skills, and graduation rates, with strong student-teacher...

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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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Looking Toward the Future of Standardized Testing
Looking Toward the Future of Standardized Testing

The COVID-19 pandemic has brought a world of changes to the field of education, and while some will fade away when the pandemic ends, others are likely to have more staying power—including the way we choose to administer standardized testing. Of course, administrators and educators are no strangers to the...

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5 Tips for Working with Students with Dyslexia During Remote Learning

The transition to remote learning has presented its own unique challenges for teachers and students alike, but educators of dyslexic learners and the students they work with have been feeling the struggle on a deeper level. The shift from face-to-face interactions with instructors and small-group work within school walls has...

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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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4 Tips for Making Online Teaching Work
4 Tips for Making Online Teaching Work

The COVID-19 pandemic brought with it a host of unknowns, including what the future of teaching and learning will look like. Yet between the ongoing spread of the virus and the challenges of adhering to the Centers for Disease Control's school reopening guidelines, many of us are beginning to suspect...

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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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