"The study identified 13 best practices across three dimensions of teacher behaviors and strategies which are correlated to significantly higher levels of student achievement in an online learning environment." These same practices are highly transferrable and would be beneficial to classroom settings, as well.
The article provides 13 best practices and implementation strategies to guide educators in practice.
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"We often hear about the importance of implementing formative assessment in the classroom It’s an active way to make sure that students aren’t just regurgitating information to make good grades but that they are actually comprehending the information while they are still learning. Using formative assessment allows teachers to receive feedback from their class and quickly modify lesson plans and teaching methods in response to the data they collect. It is the foundation of a feedback loop that makes learning easier and more effective, and it is a key component in improved learning and student achievement."
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IDEA, IEPs, Co-Teaching Strategies, and More: The Teachers’ Ultimate Guide to Trends in Special Education
"Special education—it’s a broad and incredibly complex topic. And any educator who has worked in the field will tell you, every special education program and each student enrolled in them is entirely unique. While this certainly leads to some challenges, working in special education can also be incredibly fulfilling. Whether you’re just diving into the world of special education, or simply looking for a refresher on the latest trends, issues, and happenings in the field, we’ve put together some of our best resources to create this guide to all things special education."
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"'Soft skills' go beyond standard classroom studies; they are college- and career-readiness skills that are interpersonal in nature, which include personal qualities, characteristics, and attitudes. Here are five soft skills that are key to a great college experience—with tips for how parents (and educators) can help students develop them...."
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Outdated change-management philosophies
"...whereas the change management theory that I have found actually works for individuals and organizations is based on a model of creation,” writes Dana Theus of InPower Coaching.
Reframing the change-management conversation
“Effective leaders help people understand that change is inevitable, necessary and neutral,” writes Wakeman.
Resilience as a key competency for change readiness
“Most of us have wasted precious time and resources trying to solve problems over which we have little or no control,” says Becker.
This dwelling in what “should” happen, or what’s “not fair” leads to what Wakeman calls “emotional waste”: mentally wasteful thought processes or unproductive behavior that keeps leaders or their teams from delivering the highest level of results.
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