How to Boost Creativity In the Classroom

How to Boost Creativity In the Classroom

Creativity is an essential skill students need to succeed in school and, more importantly, in life. It improves problem-solving, contributes to happiness in school, and gives...

What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education (Opinion)

What It Takes to Actually Improve Math Education (Opinion)

Barry Garelick, a veteran math teacher in California and respected observer of math instruction, recently reached out after seeing my Q&A with ST Math’s Andrew Coulson on using...

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

3 ways assessment data advances student equity

As educators, we all know the importance of data in decision-making. We understand how limited, skewed, or biased data–or no data at all–can result in faulty decision-making and...

5 Essential Strategies for Planning Effective Professional Learning

5 Essential Strategies for Planning Effective Professional Learning

damircudic / iStock damircudic / iStock One thing that is certain in our uncertain world is that there will always be change, and as educators, we need to strive to continuously...

Why Getting Sleep Is Important for Everyone • TechNotes Blog

Why Getting Sleep Is Important for Everyone • TechNotes Blog

As a teacher, you’re probably well aware that you can’t control everything that your students do outside of the classroom. If you’ve had to shift to a remote school model and...

'Listen to heads to build back better after pandemic'

'Listen to heads to build back better after pandemic'

With Covid cases rising across the country and teachers told to prepare for more remote learning, life in schools is clearly far from returning to normal. Now more than ever it...

Teacher Leadership Skills: Make an Impact in Education

Teacher Leadership Skills: Make an Impact in Education

Skilled teachers have the power to make a real difference in the lives of students. But educators who exemplify leadership skills within the field are able to make an even...

3 strategies for making the most of education funding

3 strategies for making the most of education funding

As school districts across the country make plans for their stimulus funding, it’s critical that they prioritize the purchases that will spur equitable student growth. To...

Nine Mistakes Educators Make When Teaching English-Language Learners (Opinion)

Nine Mistakes Educators Make When Teaching English-Language Learners (Opinion)

The new question-of-the-week is: What are some of the most common mistakes teachers make when working with ELLs, and what should they do, instead? Many of us who teach...

Educating for Equity: Ideas, Resources from Facing History and Ourselves

Educating for Equity: Ideas, Resources from Facing History and Ourselves

Summer is here: a time when educators often have a chance to rest and reflect. That reset feels more needed than ever after this extraordinary school year. Educators have...

What “Instructional Tolerance” means and why it matters…

What “Instructional Tolerance” means and why it matters…

Grant Lichtman wrote a great post on ‘Teaching the Death of Compromise” that I found really essential. But one quote caught as I read past — ”In school or at home we would never...

How To Prevent Higher Education Cyber Attacks

How To Prevent Higher Education Cyber Attacks

Colleges and universities are scrambling to prevent higher education cyber attacks as online education becomes a target for criminals. Disruptions to higher education...