Student Surveys: Should Students Evaluate Teachers?
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  • October 8, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton A Response to Teacher Input in EdWeek Last spring, EdWeek released a series of 3 blog posts that included teacher responses to the question: “Should teachers encourage student evaluations of their classes and their teaching? If not, why not? If so, what are the best ways to do it?” Each teacher […]

Early Childhood and SEL
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  • October 1, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   As summer has faded and a new school year is well underway, it’s time to look ahead on what will be the top education issues facing teachers, administrators, and policymakers in the coming months. At least, that’s what this Forbes article indicates.  According to the author, there are many topics […]

Whole Child Education: What Does it Mean and Why Does That Matter?
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  • September 24, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   EdSurge’s latest article on the importance of teacher perception of whole child teaching practices raises a very important issue. The article puts it simply: teachers’ definitions of what whole child learning is drastically impacts the way they teach it and the way they conduct their classrooms in general. Some teachers […]

Teachers Know SEL Helps, But Where Are the Resources?
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  • September 17, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   A recent survey reveals surprising insights into how teachers feel about the current push for more whole-child and social-emotional learning practices to be embedded in daily curriculum. According to the Education Week survey, 78% of teachers feel that it is definitely a part of their job to help students develop […]

The Key to SEL Success: Shifting to a Learner-Centered Approach
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  • September 10, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   I recently read a thoughtful piece from EdSurge on the difference between school-centered and learner-centered approaches to education. The author, a teacher, outed the hypocrisy of a standardized system that seeks to maximize all students’ potential and achieve equity but also labels and categorizes any student that might be seen […]