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restorative justice

Behind the Restorative Justice Trend

Restorative justice refocuses the conversation surrounding crime and punishment by involving both the victim and perpetrator to reach a solution. Introducing this method of justice to your school can be daunting, […]

gender gap

Simple Ways to Close the Gender Gap in Education

There are lots of stereotypes about the ways boys and girls learn, and this perceived gender gap can have major implications for education. The once prevalent belief that boys are […]

fake news

4 Ways to Help Students Recognize and Avoid Fake News

Help students distinguish between fake news and the real thing through actionable tips and modeling common-sense practices. Over the last 20 years, the methods through which students source news and […]

word gap

Understanding and Overcoming the Word Gap

Though many solutions focus on early education, there are ways teachers can help older students overcome the word gap. There is a noticeable difference between the learning tools available to […]

5 Steps for Effective Home Visits

No longer reserved for home-schooled or troubled students, home visits are a great way to bridge the gap between parents and educators. Increasingly, the role of parent engagement in a […]

Trump presidency

What a Trump Presidency Could Mean for Education

The reality of a Trump presidency has elicited a wide number of responses from people across the political spectrum — and within education. Donald Trump ran what was arguably one […]

metacognition

5 Ways to Improve Metacognition

Direct student attention inward and improve student learning by cultivating metacognition in your classroom. In the past, it was believed that children enter the school system with natural abilities and […]

teacher bias

How to Recognize and Overcome Teacher Bias

Instructors who practice unconscious discrimination, or teacher bias, can hurt their students’ chances of learning effectively. Have you ever caught yourself cringing at how many boys are in your class when you […]

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