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Concurrent teaching is one of the hardest hybrid instructional models to master. Many concurrent teachers struggle to give sufficient attention to remote students and over-rely on lecture-style teaching, which is detrimental to student outcomes. Watch this video to learn four concurrent teaching strategies that you can use right away to move beyond whole-group instruction and provide the targeted support students need to succeed.
Most teachers struggle to transition to an A/B model of instruction, with many completely overhauling lessons and schedules from scratch. Watch this video to learn four steps to highly-effective A/B teaching that you can use to deepen learning and student engagement in the A/B hybrid classroom.
Leaders at K-12 school districts—who already battle public scrutiny and decision fatigue—are forced to rethink their operating models amid the pandemic and can’t afford to make uninformed choices. Access our checklists with key leadership decisions and evidence-based recommendations for virtual, in-person, and hybrid school districts.
Every teacher must be equipped to instruct in a virtual setting this school year, but many struggle to do this well. This checklist summarizes 20 science-based instruction strategies that are proven to collectively improve learning outcomes in a virtual setting.
K-12 district leaders are expecting to see a continued surge in the number of students requiring additional support for their mental health. The ten strategies in this toolkit provide district teams with a structured approach for school-based mental health supports, forming the foundations of a “population health management” model that will improve outcomes for students and reduce strain on district staff and resources.
Although teachers are experimenting with hands-on learning assignments and online break-out sessions to engage students during online classes, many teachers still notice only a handful of students actively participate on a regular basis. Here are three easy to implement---yet often overlooked—ways to help boost students’ engagement in a synchronous virtual classroom.
Many K-12 schools are postponing final decisions and announcements about end-of-year events like graduation or prom because they often aren’t scheduled until May or June. Read this insight for guidance on how to prepare for graduation and prom during this unprecedented time.
To increase staff engagement and promote a culture of continuous improvement, it is important to create a program evaluation process. This research report discusses how eight districts approach program evaluation.
Research finds student soft skills development predicts future career and academic outcomes. Administrators can develop nonacademic, soft skills for students through these publicly available, time efficient, researched-back assessments of four key soft skills: cultural empathy, teamwork and collaboration, communication, and environmental stewardship.
Fear and stress resulting from the outbreak of coronavirus can be overwhelming for the entire K-12 community. District leaders and heads of schools must be attentive to the effects of coronavirus on the mental health and well-being of students, teachers, and staff members.