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Feedback in classroom learning

Creating a classroom culture where feedback is valued and expected requires deliberate and explicit mechanisms.

Money (generic)

Charters spend less on teachers

A national analysis of school staff expenditures finds that charter schools spend less on average per pupil on instructional salaries compared to public schools, and for-profit charters spend less than nonprofits.

Noah Garcia, a 6th-grade ELA teacher in a Nest classroom at MS 447 in downtown B

When Nest is best

The ASD Nest model is designed to “nest” children with autism in fully inclusive classrooms.

Teacher Sandy Fajgier watches as her pre-K students use VHS tapes — circa 1980 —

Strengthening PD at your school

Here are some ideas for strengthening the professional learning community at your school.

A look at credit recovery results

New research in credit recovery fiinds that in-person instruction in algebra is more successful in the short term than online instruction for high school students.

Technology standards for educators

This past June, the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE) unveiled new standards for educators that can serve as a roadmap to integrate technology in your classroom.


Developing community through classroom circles

Classroom circles serve as a way to build relationships and resolve conflicts in classroom communities.

Skipping classes adds up

Absences due to skipping class add up. Most attendance statistics released to the public do not include time lost due to cutting classes, yet missing individual classes accounted for as many total missed days as full-day absences, according to new research in the journal AERA Open.
Minecraft can teach skills like problem-solving and spatial understanding.

Gaming in education

There’s no doubt gaming plays a huge role in the lives of children today. Many teachers have been wondering if gaming can be used for educational purposes. Is there a way to harness the popularity of online and video games to teach students real-world skills?

Use the summer to reflect

Regardless of what your summer plans are, please consider adding the 3Rs: rest, rejuvenation and reflection.