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How formative assessments can improve student success in the 2021-2022 school year

How formative assessments can improve student success in the 2021-2022 school year

How do you use assessments in the classroom? Many view assessments simply as a means of determining student success after completing a learning unit, but assessments can also be used as tools to help improve student achievement throughout the school year. When used...
Practical Exercises: Establish classroom management, routines, and rituals with students in the first few weeks of school

Practical Exercises: Establish classroom management, routines, and rituals with students in the first few weeks of school

Last week, we outlined a checklist of steps you can use to introduce your classroom management plan and begin to establish routines and rituals with students. If you haven’t looked at the checklist yet, we definitely recommend you read this article before going any...
7 tips for teachers to learn new instructional strategies over the summer break

7 tips for teachers to learn new instructional strategies over the summer break

#1: Avoid packaged and scripted curricula. Responsive teaching means that we must take into consideration that each child may have a different way of processing new information.  Quite often, we utilize different teaching styles based on the content being taught and...
Data-Driven Decision-Making on Steroids: Moving from the What to the Why and How Good to Great Schools in Action

Data-Driven Decision-Making on Steroids: Moving from the What to the Why and How Good to Great Schools in Action

Your school is an individual entity. All schools have challenges that they need to overcome, even if they all ultimately have the same goals. What this means is that cookie-cutter strategies are not helpful. As the principal, you need to know what your strengths and...