- The case for grade-level instruction as schools reconvene
By LauraMarie Coleman Along with issues of health and safety, concerns about making up for lost learning are a major source of anxiety for educators and parents as we head into this school year. This is no surprise when you consider what’s at s
- Home of the brave: Changing the future with a new mascot
By Gretchen Schulz Before the mascot changed in 2019, the “Braves” represented my high school for nearly a century. During games and assemblies, a student dressed as a nondescript Indian would rally cheers from the audience. The profile of a
- So, you want to hire a DEI officer? Here’s what to know first
As school leaders think about developing positions devoted to diversity, equity, and inclusion, they must first assess their why.
By Tran Le and Amber Northern When students return to school this fall, most will have experienced a “Covid-19 slide” to compound the typical “summer slide.” Learning loss will likely be particularly acute for children and teenagers witho
- When kids return to school, they may have more agency. Are we ready?
By Tanji Reed Marshall When schools closed their doors back in March, my first thought was for the students. Like many of you, I wondered if they were safe; if they had adequate means for getting meals and access to the necessary tools to continu
- When the kids come back: A to-do list for reopening during a pandemic
By Elizabeth Englander Whether you’re a parent, a teacher, a school counselor, an administrator, or a kid, we all have a daunting task this fall. Returning to school this year will mean returning to formal education after a six-month break, dur
- Balancing academics and wellness during Covid-19 and beyond
By Taylor Walsh As the second semester of the 2019-2020 school year started in January, we were excited to know that Lakeside Middle School in Millville, Cumberland County, New Jersey would begin its third semester of implementing our Wellness St
- Changing how we teach American history
By Sheila Weathers “When the looting starts, the shooting starts.” This was the tweet that President Donald Trump sent after protests erupted in response to the murder of George Floyd by four Minneapolis police officers. When asked about
- How are teachers handling the new normal of distance learning?
What does a day in the life of remote teaching really look like? ASCD asked a handful of educators to film their experiences during quarantine over the last few months, as they navigated remote lessons, dealt with feelings of stress, frustration,