Katrina Schwartz

Want to Offer Internships At Your School? A Tool To Make It Easier

Work-based opportunities are becoming more popular in many high schools as educators and parents look for ways to connect academic learning to real-world work.

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How Stress Affects Your Memory

We’ve all had the experience of studying hard for a test, believing we know the information, and then sitting down in the testing room only to draw a blank. Why does that happen?

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A Glimpse Inside the Transition to Trauma-Informed Practices

Educators are increasingly aware of how trauma that students experience in their lives outside school affects learning in the classroom. And while this isn’t new information, focusing on how to make the learning environment a safe, nurturing place where those students can succeed has become a robust topic of conversation in many districts.

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What’s Going On In the Brain Of A Child Who Has Experienced Trauma?

Educators are increasingly recognizing that students often have complicated lives outside of school that affect how ready they are to learn.

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Starting A New School Year With Connection and Looking Forward

The start of school is full of preparations, back-to-school shopping, and jitters for both teachers and students. The first day of school is important — it’s when first impressions are made and when teachers have an opportunity to start connecting with students without any preconceived notions about their academics or behavior.
At Johnston High School in Iowa, English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling only gets 10 minutes with her students on the first day. She knows she needs to make them count, so she has three objectives:

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Can Inviting Teachers Over to Your Home Improve How Kids Learn?

When parents are attentive to what their child is learning at school, supporting their learning at home, and generally advocating for them, academic outcomes for the child improve. But getting parents engaged with school is often a big challenge, which is why so many schools and districts are trying to move beyond traditional models of parent engagement.

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Leading With Learning On The First Day Of School To Build Class Culture

High school English teacher Sarah Brown Wessling admits that she used to think about the first day of school as the time to lay out class rules and expectations. But after years of teaching, she has come to a different understanding about the best way to use this crucial time.

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How Can Private Schools Contribute To the Public Good?

Some have called summer the “most unequal time of the year,” and Johns Hopkins researchers found that summer learning loss in elementary school accounts for two-thirds of the achievement gap between low-income children and their middle-income peers by ninth grade.

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10 Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little

When a colleague invited Joy Kirr to a professional development day featuring the Scottish design thinking expert Ewan McIntosh she didn’t think it would be life changing. She was flattered to be asked, and wanted to make the most of the opportunity, but her experience of professional development up to that point didn’t lead her to believe it would be Earth-shattering.

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How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

As technology becomes more ubiquitous in classrooms, many schools are choosing Chromebooks because it’s one of the least expensive devices, a big win for schools balancing spending priorities. A 2017 report of the education market found Chromebooks dominate with 58 percent of the market for school mobile device purchases.

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