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As educators and leaders consider how SEL fits into their reopening and back-to-school plans, it must go beyond an SEL curriculum. SEL is part of who we are as educators and students, as well as
States How to Talk About Next School Year Presents a Big Test for Education Leaders
State K-12 officials must clearly communicate plans for safety, academics, and mental health, while mixing urgency with nuance.
Teaching Profession Schools Need Extra Supplies Since Kids Can't Share. Per Usual, Teachers Are Paying
While schools are making bulk purchases of hand sanitizer and face masks, it's less clear if district money will cover all of the other new expenses teachers will encounter this year.
Teaching Teachers Say They're More Likely to Leave the Classroom Because of Coronavirus
Teachers now say they are more likely to leave the classroom at the end of this school year than they were before the coronavirus pandemic began, according to an EdWeek Research Center survey.
Teaching What Teachers Want: 'Looping,' Grouping by Ability, and Digital Devices, Survey Says
Educators for Excellence asked 600 teachers about instruction during the school shutdowns, their perspectives on remote learning, and concerns for next school year.
Teaching Most Teachers Don't Want to Extend the Next School Year, Survey Shows
How should schools address learning loss from coronavirus-related closures? A new survey from the Collaborative for Student Success asked teachers, administrators, and policymakers.
Teaching Lenders Push High-Interest 'Back-to-School' Loans on Parents Via Social Media
Posts on Facebook and Twitter urge parents who need money for school supplies to take out payday and other loans, which experts caution have sky-high rates and school leaders say are unnecessary.
Teaching Tips for 'Floating' Teachers: How to Survive Without a Classroom of Your Own
"Traveling" or "floating" teachers often have to load up their teaching supplies in a cart and go from classroom to classroom. Here are some tips to make the best of it.
States Opinion 13 Things I Learned While Blogging for Education Week
This is the 500th blog I've written as the Teacher in a Strange Land, for Education Week Teacher. As it turns out, it's also my final blog for EdWeek. Here are 13 things I have learned in the past nine years of observing and writing about Ed World.
Teaching Setting Up a Classroom Is Hard. See the Creative Ways These Teachers Did It
We asked, and you answered: See the classroom set ups readers shared with the #SeeMyClassroom hashtag.
Teaching Teachers, How Did You Set Up Your Classroom This Year?
Show us how you arranged your space for the new school year with the hashtag #SeeMyClassroom.
Teaching Opinion Build Student Trust by Sharing Stories on the First Day
Seán Arthurs has started off every school year by telling a story about his family’s devotion to the teaching profession and his personal route into the classroom. He writes how sharing his background and values with students fosters connection.
Teaching 10 Bold Ideas Principals Can Embrace This School Year
Principals, want to change things up this school year? Here are 10 suggestions—big and small—for tackling a perennial issue or rethinking one of your standard practices.