Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
What is social-emotional learning? How can schools help teachers to weave the concepts into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether the strategies are working? Reporter Evie Blad explains. (June 4, 2018)
Walking in a Student's Shoes
The Shadow a Student Challenge encourages school leaders to spend a day walking in a students' shoes. Assistant principal Karen Ritter followed a 9th grader through all of his classes. What did she learn? (August 11, 2016)
A New York City teacher explains how he uses this classic experiment to teach self-control. (September 20, 2011)
Video Solves New Math Problems
In Mooresville, N.C., one educator discusses how digital content has transformed the way she teaches and the way her students learn. (May 17, 2013)
The Aftermath of the Atlanta Test Cheating Scandal
It was one of the largest cheating scandals in the nation. Nearly 200 Atlanta educators were suspected of erasing and correcting student answers on standardized tests. Years later, the fallout of that scandal reverberates. (October (October 25, 2017)
How It Works: Adaptive Testing
Learn how adaptive testing works in this video and see what states are adopting it. (October 22, 2012)
What Is Formative Assessment?
Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, helps clear up some confusion about what formative assessment is—and how it differs from other types of assessments used in classrooms across the country. (February 17, 2017)
ESSA Explained: Inside the New Federal K-12 Law
The Every Student Succeeds Act rolls back much of the federal government's big footprint in education policy, on everything from testing and teacher quality to low-performing schools. (March 31, 2016)
Is 'Hardening' Schools to Prevent Shootings Really the Answer?
In the wake of the Parkland, Fla., school shooting, districts are grappling with how to keep students safe. We look at how a Texas district hopes to do that. (April 10, 2018)
Building Skills in the Interactive Schoolhouse
Middle school students in Irving, Texas, are using a mix of digital tools to learn about sustainable energy in their new "net zero" school building, which produces as much energy as it consumes. (March 12, 2013)
John Hattie on the Educator Mindframe and Why It Matters
John Hattie’s landmark Visible Learning research concluded that one of the most important influences of student achievement is how teachers think about learning and their own role.
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