Parent Engagement in Schools: Worth the Investment
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  • October 29, 2019

By @GraceCShelton Parent engagement is important. When all the adults in a student’s life are on the same page and united in their commitment to education, a teacher’s job becomes much easier. Parents want to engage in their child’s learning, but specific barriers can sometimes exist that hinder their ability to connect with their child’s […]

SEL Lessons from A Promising Program in New York
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  • October 15, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   We spend a lot of time talking about the importance of social-emotional learning (SEL) in improving outcomes for students. However, there are some places that need this skill development more than others. Communities with higher rates of violent crimes have a more difficult time implementing SEL instruction and curriculum when […]

What New Principals Need to Know
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  • October 15, 2019

By Grace Shelton @GraceCShelton   A few months ago, Education Dive asked as handful of veteran administrators what advice they’d give new principals beginning their first year. Interestingly, much of what was said brings to mind previous blog posts using Gates Foundation research to identify what makes a strong school leader. It’s reassuring to see […]

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 […]