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SEL Essentials at Mid-Year: How Do We Reconnect, Rebuild, and Begin Again?

January is here, with a host of new (and recurring) challenges. For all of us, the shocking attack and ongoing events in our nation are causing a swirl…

Jan 12, 2021  |  By Peter Brunn & Kristy Rauch
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Considerations for Supporting English Language Learners within Remote Learning, Part 3

In Part One and Part Two of this blog series, we dug in to our first best practice for supporting English language learners within remote learning: providing them…

Dec 3, 2020  |  By Veronica Vasquez
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Making IDR Matter in a Virtual Setting

On a recent afternoon, a few colleagues and I actually had time to catch our breath after many weeks of adjusting to our ever-changing lives here at school.…

Dec 1, 2020  |  By Stacey Abeyta
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Writing Conferences, Part Two: Seven Common Struggles

As I admitted in Part One of this two-part blog series, early in my career, I didn’t confer often. If I did, it was only every once in…

Nov 24, 2020  |  By Beth Winschuh
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Inclusive, Authentic Children’s Literature in the Classroom: Ten Best Practices for Educators

Jennie McDonald is the Director of Publisher Relations and Rights at Collaborative Classroom, leading the organization’s engagement with trade publishers and authors. She is part of the team…

Nov 23, 2020  |  By Jennie McDonald
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Data-informed Practices for Foundational Skills Instruction: Our Top Five Practices

Tamara Williams Lenora Forsythe We’re delighted to feature this blog post co-authored by fifth-grade teacher and reading interventionist Tamara Williams and former reading coach and first- and third-grade…

Nov 17, 2020  |  By Tamara Williams & Lenora Forsythe
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