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Science COVID-19 Is a Science Lesson Waiting to Happen
Teachers have more information about the virus now than in March 2020, but barriers remain to focusing on the pandemic in class.
Sarah Schwartz, November 23, 2021
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Science Finding Hope in the Face of Climate Change: Why Some Teachers Focus on Solutions
Learning about climate change can make students feel anxious or hopeless. A solution-focused teaching approach gives them a reason for hope.
Sarah Schwartz, November 23, 2021
11 min read
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Science Q&A Science Denial in the Classroom: What Causes It? How Should Teachers Respond?
Rejection of scientific consensus is informed by students' attitudes, networks, and cognitive shortcomings. Here's how to head it off.
Stephen Sawchuk, November 23, 2021
16 min read
Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Oral Language in Reading Instruction
This Spotlight will help you determine where your reading instruction may have holes and more.
October 21, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Teach Like a Runner: 3 Ways to Get Started With Project-Based Learning
Take the equivalent of a five-minute jog to build authenticity in the classroom, because small changes can make a big difference.
Zachary Herrmann, Pam Grossman & Sarah Schneider Kavanagh , October 20, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 6 Small Instructional Changes Teachers Can Make for Big Results
Increasing "wait time," offering students more choice, and differentiating instruction in simple ways are a few manageable changes.
Larry Ferlazzo, October 17, 2021
16 min read
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Reading & Literacy Data More States Are Making the 'Science of Reading' a Policy Priority
Four states have passed laws requiring evidence-based instruction, and at least 18 are directing COVID relief funds to early reading.
Sarah Schwartz, October 13, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Popular Literacy Materials Get 'Science of Reading' Overhaul. But Will Teaching Change?
Lucy Calkins and Jennifer Serravallo are among those releasing updates that move away from unproven techniques like three-cueing.
Sarah Schwartz, October 13, 2021
18 min read
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Reading & Literacy Opinion The Science of Reading Should Make Room for Skepticism (Just Not for Ignorance)
COVID-19 has provided us with a front-row seat to an underappreciated truth about science, writes Claude Goldenberg.
Claude Goldenberg, September 23, 2021
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Reading & Literacy Spotlight Spotlight on Literacy in Education
In this Spotlight, evaluate the possible gaps your current curriculum may have and gain insights from the front-lines of teaching.
September 15, 2021
English-Language Learners Spotlight Spotlight on Bilingual Instruction
In this Spotlight, identify potential gaps in your schools, evaluate dual-language education programs, and more.
September 15, 2021