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A Fresh Approach to Intervention Is Boosting Achievement in a Michigan School District

Hear from educators about a new approach to intervention that’s raising student achievement in the Wayne-Westland Community School District, outside Detroit.

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Podcast: Embracing Data and Planning with It Feat. Latonia Grant

Third grade teacher and HMH Teacher Ambassador Latonia Grant discusses how data has been a valuable tool in her planning and instruction. Plus she shares data-driven planning tips, like how to lead data talks with students and how to collaboratively plan with peers.

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Learn more about the benefits of personalized learning to help guide you when implementing it in your classroom.

Mary Resanovich

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Provide students with plenty of opportunities to practice writing, incorporate feedback, and revise with these research-backed writing strategies for elementary students.

Katie Risolo Radovich
First-Grade Teacher, Diocese of Rockville Centre, New York

Teacher Appreciation Week Hero

We reached out to teachers and asked them to share the most meaningful ways principals, students, and families can show appreciation for Teacher Appreciation Week and all year long. Here's what they said.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

WF1880715 Shaped 2024 Blog Post Science of Reading Small Group Reading Instruction Hero

This article shares ideas on how to integrate the science of reading and evidenced-based instructional techniques in small-group reading instruction.

Dr. Martha C. Hougen
National consultant, presenter, researcher, and author

Dr. Heather Haynes Smith
Associate Professor in the Department of Education, Trinity University

WF1953350 8 Fun Last Day of School Activities for Elementary School Hero

Try these fun last-day-of-school activities for elementary school to ensure this time of the year is memorable.

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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Explore 10 effective teaching strategies for the classroom that you can use right now to help support your students in performing their best.

Mary Dean
Shaped Contributor

WF1972850 Shaped 2024 Blog Post Exit Tickets as Formative Assessment R1

Make the most of a lesson's final moments with these examples of exit tickets as formative assessment.

Tatiana Ciccarelli
Senior Professional Learning Consultant, HMH

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Learn about what is think-pair-share in teaching and how to use this collaborative learning strategy in your classroom.

Dana Leon
Shaped Contributor

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Try these 9 summer math activities designed for preventing math summer slide. These are repeatable games and activities appropriate for all children in any grade.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Learn about translanguaging and code-switching and how they relate to addressing the needs of multilingual learners.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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There are several different coaching models in education. Learn about a few that are commonly used in school districts and explore what model might be a good fit for your school or district.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Broward County Public Schools Teacher of the Year Dr. Claudia Singkornrat gives insight on her school’s 4-day schedule and how it impacts student learning.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Summative Assessment hero

To better understand what is arguably the more contentious of student assessments, we take a deep dive into the question: What is the purpose of summative assessment in education?

Dr. Vytas Laitusis
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Math

Math 180 Frequently Asked Questions Hero

Find out the answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about Math 180, an intensive intervention program known for helping to raise student achievement in math by more than two years in one school year.

Robert Hansen
Vice President Product Management, HMH

WF1943213 Shaped 2024 Blog Post What Is Academic Vocabulary Hero

Learn about what is academic vocabulary and find strategies for effective vocabulary instruction.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Kindergarten teacher Melissa Hawkins joins us from Hawai'i to discuss student engagement, literacy instruction, and connecting with families.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

Summer learning activities for elementary and middle school students

As the school year ends, keep kids engaged with these fun summer school activities for elementary and middle school students.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

Mothers Day Hero

Check out our list of 13 Mother’s Day celebration ideas for school. From primary to middle school, explore fun Mother’s Day classroom activities and projects.

Marcela Grillo
Writer, Girls Write Now

Alicia Ivory
Shaped Editor

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