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New School Year, New Learners, New Goals

August 19, 2016 | Personalized Learning

Heading into a new school year, I’m feeling refreshed, energized, and excited to take on new challenges. I have many things on my mind. Who will I be teaching? What do they want to achieve? How can I support them in their learning needs? How will they surprise and energize…

Back to School: Embracing Goals

August 19, 2016

Back to school season is upon us. For the millions of students embarking on a new school year, that means setting goals to get them on a path to be ready for college and career success. Teachers and families are not only helping those students set their goals, they also…

Q&A: How a New Program Carries Students from the Classroom to Careers

June 16, 2016 | Personalized Learning

“Why are we learning this?” This is a perennial question teachers hear from students, who sometimes struggle to see the big picture: how their schoolwork is preparing them for life after graduation. But Career Connection, a new pilot program launched by non-profit organization Educurious, is helping students answer that question.…

Tools That Help Students Slow Down—and Strengthen Skills

July 8, 2015 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

What Randall Carswell likes most about an online instructional tool called Quill is that it forces his 8th grade English students to slow down. Having grown up in a digital world, he says, their tendency is to skim through reading assignments, paying little heed to grammatical structure and overlooking critical…

Building Reading Skills With Digital Literacy Tools

July 8, 2015 | Curriculum & Instructional Tools

Teachers know that meeting students’ individual needs in a bustling classroom is a Sisyphean task. But the job may be getting easier, thanks to a variety of new digital literacy tools. Last year Debra Rook began using Newsela, a program that uses news articles about current events to build reading comprehension,…