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Sep 09, 2020 jjamison
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September 9, 2020

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Helping Teachers Feel More Confident About Distance Learning  

Teachers will be more successful at remote instruction if they believe they can do it, and school leaders can boost their sense of efficacy.


5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence 

As the physical distance increases between you and your students, so can the psychological and emotional space. Here are some tips that can help.


In Preschools, Sharing and Playtime Look Different Now 

To support young children’s social and developmental skills, preschools have had to get creative with what were once mainstay classroom practices.


Making Space for Your Students’ Perspectives video icon

It takes time and intention, but creating opportunities for students to speak their truth builds understanding and empathy that benefits everyone—including the teacher.


An Antiracist Roadmap for Discussing Tough Topics in Class 

This long-term strategy for guiding conversations on topics like racism requires prep work to ensure that the classroom is truly inclusive of all students.


Teaching a Global Curriculum During Distance Learning 

Students may be isolated at home these days, but it’s still a good time to learn about people and cultures far away. Use these resources to get started.


8 Teachers Reflect on the Start of the New School Year 

We conducted interviews with eight teachers from a wide range of school types and grade levels to see how they were coping on the cusp of the new year amidst the pandemic.


Beyond the Books: Building Cultural Competency 

Using diverse texts as springboards, teachers can facilitate cultural competency with supplemental materials and engaged online participation.


4 Ways to Incorporate Culture in World Language Instruction 

This experienced teacher places language in its cultural contexts to boost student engagement and learning.

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