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2304, 2021

High-Quality Tutoring Strategies to Facilitate Acceleration, Not Remediation

April 23rd, 2021|Latest News|

The latest in a webinar series hosted by the AASA, The School Superintendents Association and Learning Policy Institute features effective, high-quality tutoring strategies to accelerate, not remediate student gains during this COVID-19 school year and [...]

2104, 2021

Reading Between the Brushstrokes: Cultivating Critical Thinkers Through Curious Conversations About Art

April 21st, 2021|Teaching|

by Nawal Qarooni Casiano   CONVERSATION AND CURIOSITY I hopped into the Zoom room from a stool in my bedroom, poised with a pen and ready to take notes. A teacher I work alongside had [...]

2903, 2021

Just Choosing Diverse Books is Not Enough: Let’s Make Curriculum Connections

March 29th, 2021|General Education, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Dr. Towanda Harris   I have the great honor of being an adjunct professor for early childhood undergraduate students at a Historically Black Colleges and University (HBCU) in Georgia. For those who don’t know, [...]

1803, 2021

Learning Loss-Myth or Reality (Check)

March 18th, 2021|Classroom Teaching, General Education, Latest News, Reading Recovery Teaching, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Kathleen A. Brown   Learning Loss: one of the many topics of conversation in the education world of the pandemic. As school districts across the nation are working tirelessly to open schools, many are [...]

2602, 2021

LitCon 2021: A Remarkable Conference in a Remarkable Year with a Remarkable Community of Learners

February 26th, 2021|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Amy Smith LitCon2021 is in the books, but we are still riding a wave of excitement about our first virtual conference. Within hours of the opening general session, I began to receive texts and [...]

1111, 2020

LitCon Vlog Contest Winner – Becky Fritz

November 11th, 2020|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

Becky Fritz has won a free registration to LitCon 2021 – congratulations! How has professional development improved your practice and promoted equity, equality, and excellence for your students? by Becky Fritz     [...]

2710, 2020

‘Roaming Around the Known’ with an Adult Learner

October 27th, 2020|Classroom Teaching, General, General Education, Latest News, Reflections and Commentary, Teaching|

by Regie Routman   This past June I received an urgent phone request from an extended family member: Would I be willing to tutor him in reading and writing so he could improve as a [...]