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Executive Function

Otober 18, 2017

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Previous Issues

Rewiring the Brain

October 4, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Early Reading to Rewire the Brain
  • Why Is the Read-Aloud a Life-Changing Form of Civic Learning?
  • Moving Readers From Struggling to Proficient

Meet Them Where They Are: Creating Inclusive Classroom Cultures

September 20, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Integrating Social and Emotional Development and College- and Career-Readiness Standards
  • Best Practices for Serving English Language Learners and Their Families
  • Translanguaging: Practice Briefs for Educators

Friday is "World Literacy Day", how will you celebrate?

September 6, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Academic Achievement Isn’t the Only Mission
  • How Project-Based Learning Guides Students Into Holistic Learning
  • 8 Things to Look For in a Student-Centered Learning Environment

Citizenship First, Then College and Career Ready

August 23, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Standing Up to Hatred and Tolerance
  • Characteristics of Culturally Sustaining and Academically Rigorous Classrooms
  • How to Foster Humanity as Teachers in the Wake of Charlottesville

Together, Let's Create a Culture of Literacy

August 9, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • The Effective Principals
  • What to Do in Week One? How to Open the Door to a Successful Teaching-Learning Dynamic
  • Restoring Humanity to Teaching, and Delight to Our Classrooms

School Improvement Starts at the Top

July 26, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • "But What Can I Do?" Fifteen Things Educators Can Do to Transform Themselves In/Through/With Education
  • Literacy Through Conscientization
  • Ways to 'Launch a Successful Year With Students'

The Advantages of Project-Based Learning

June 27, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Projects That Have Been Put to the Test
  • Preaching the Value of Social Studies, in a Second Career
  • Investigating the Effects of Culturally Relevant Texts on African American Struggling Readers' Progress

Inquiry Through Apprenticeship: The Power of Deep Learning

June 15, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Teaching for Meaningful Learning
  • How to Be a Global Thinker
  • Why the "Best" Public Schools often Struggle with Deeper Learning

Summer Is Rapidly Approaching—In Case You Missed This Special Edition

May 17, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • One Equally Effective but Lower-Cost Option to Summer School
  • Won't Read Much if I Don’t Have Any Books: Poverty, Access to Books, and the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap
  • Key Facts About Summer Reading

Be a Strategic Leader in Education

May 3, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • 3 Takeaways for Education from the Teacher & Principal School Report: Focus on Literacy
  • Equity and ESSA: Leveraging Education Opportunity Through the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Talking About Race in Mostly White Schools

Special Edition: Get Ahead of Summer Reading Loss

April 19, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • One Equally Effective but Lower-Cost Option to Summer School
  • Won’t Read Much if I Don’t Have Any Books: Poverty, Access to Books, and the Rich/Poor Reading Achievement Gap
  • Key Facts About Summer Reading

Spring Cleaning: Time to Refocus, Reorganize, and Rethink Our Classroom Culture

April 5, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Culture is Everything in Schools
  • How Can Middle Schools Best Organize to Help Young Adolescents Thrive?
  • "7 Strengths" Supports Emotional and Social Learning

The Science Behind Success

March 22, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Why Can't Teachers Make Decisions on Their Own?
  • How Diversity Makes Us Smarter
  • Want to Fix Schools? Go to the Principal's Office

Bold Ways to Reimagine Your School Day

March 8, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • What We Need in Education is More Integrity (and Less Fidelity) of Implementation
  • Optimism Stronger Than Fear
  • Reimagining the School Day

How Are You Teaching Your Students to Be Engaged Citizens?

February 15, 2017

Featured Articles:

  • Betsy DeVos to State Chiefs: Full Speed Ahead on the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Teach Students Resilience, Empathy, and More with Social Emotional Learning Strategies
  • Lessons from—and for—Black History Month

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