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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: The Best of Teachers in America Season 5

We've complied some of our favorite moments and memorable words of wisdom from our season five Teachers in America podcast guests.

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Stay up-to-date on the latest in EdTech with educational technology articles and resources for teachers on trending topics.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Technology can make the heart of teaching easier and can open space for educators to rediscover the joy that inspires both themselves and their students.

Shawn Young
Vice President, Product Management and Strategy for the Core Digital Classroom Experience

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From professional development in AI to the four-day school week, these are the current trends in education to watch in 2024.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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Explore the challenges of differentiated instruction and how technology can help. Using technology to differentiate instruction assists in automating the process.

Kathleen Richards
Former HMH Senior Learning Scientist, ELA and Humanities

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Learn what mathematical discourse in the classroom is, along with how to use math discourse in the classroom.

Richard Blankman
Shaped Executive Editor

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Each year, HMH releases the Educator Confidence Report, a barometer for how educators are feeling about the state of their profession. We asked over 1,200 teachers and administrators for their thoughts on generative AI, its potential and their usage.

John "Jack" Lynch
President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, HMH

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Think you know the answer to the question: “Why is technology important in education? The advantages go beyond student engagement and saving teachers time. Here, we break down tech’s benefits.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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Check out our 2024 back-to-school articles for teachers and educators. Explore professional development strategies and resources for the new school year.

Shaped Staff

The Future of Education Technology in the Classroom

While the future of education technology in the classroom can seem intimidating, it’s also full of promise.

Aoife Dempsey
Senior Vice President Product Management, HMH

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Keep an eye on these education trends in 2023.

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

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Preparing students for future technology is important for teachers and education leaders to consider today.

Mark White
HMH Contributor

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Get your new school year off to a great start by implementing these classroom management strategies for elementary teachers.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Eric Sheninger’s 7 Pillars of Digital Leadership offers a strong foundation for leaders to embrace the use of technology in their leadership and schools.

Eric Sheninger
Senior Fellow of the Center for Model Schools, Aspire Change EDU; Keynote Speaker; Author

What Is Adaptive Learning Technology?

Find out the answer to the question, “What is adaptive learning technology?” Plus, discover ways you can use adaptive learning programs in the classroom.

Aoife Dempsey
Senior Vice President Product Management, HMH

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Find out about HMH's new platform and program enhancements for back-to-school 2022.

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

Student-Centered Instructional Strategies

Learn about student-centered instructional strategies that are common across a wide variety of learner-centered classrooms.

Dr. Phil Vahey
Director of Applied Learning Sciences, HMH

Educator couple Rachel Lamb and Steven Lamb join us for a special episode on EdTech and Virtual Team Teaching.

Ali Habashi
Shaped Editor

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Find out ways to use data to individualize instruction for special education students.

Dr. Suzanne Jimenez
Director of Academic Planning and Data Analytics at HMH

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