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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 4-Day School Week with Dr. Claudia Singkornrat

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.

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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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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

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In order to accelerate students’ reading to grade-level proficiency, here is a list of reading intervention strategies to help students make progress.

Dr. Amy Endo
Education Research Director, Supplemental & Intervention Language & Literacy

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Find tips for integrating math technology in the classroom, along with insights into what makes technology effective in math class.

Erin Bailey
Elementary Instructional Coach

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Learn about the Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS) Crosscutting Concepts and how teachers can use them to elicit student sense-making.

Peter McLaren
Executive Director of Next Gen Education

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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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Professional development is a great way to make sure teachers, administrators, and staff continue to stay up-to-date. Learn more about how to use it to staff informed, successful, and engaged.

Christopher Price, EdD
Associate Partner, The Center for Model Schools

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Explore 9 key qualities of a good student leader, and learn ways to help cultivate students' leadership skills in the classroom.

Shaddoe Lambert
Former Teacher; HMH Product Manager

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Improve your student outcomes with these ideas and strategies for school improvement especially for education leaders.

Dr. Linda Lucey
Associate Partner, The Center for Model Schools

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Implement these research-based reading interventions for elementary students to put students who have fallen behind back on track.

Amber Silverman
Shaped Contributor

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An instructional coach shares tips on how to teach writing to elementary students without the fear that teachers can feel when faced with such a huge undertaking.

Kristen Eannetta
Instructional Coach

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

Christine Condon
Shaped Editor-in-Chief

Brenda Iasevoli
Shaped Executive Editor

How to Use Data to Drive Instruction in the Classroom

Get expert-backed strategies on how to use data to drive instruction in the classroom.

Dr. Stephan Knobloch
Sr. Director Academic Planning & Analytics, HMH

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Explore guidelines for integrating reading technology in the classroom in support of literacy learning when working with your tech-savvy students.

Dr. Shane Templeton
Foundation Professor Emeritus, Literacy Studies, University of Nevada, Reno; Into Reading Program Author

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Learn more about the four key elements of differentiation—content, process, product, and learning environment—and how they can guide your differentiated instruction in the classroom.

Zoe Del Mar
Shaped Executive Editor

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Find helpful strategies and activities to help you lead effective small-group instruction your classroom.

Jennifer Corujo
Shaped Editor

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Drive positive change and enhance your overall effectiveness as an administrator this year with a school improvement plan.

Dr. Jessica Huizenga, EdD
Associate Partner, The Center for Model Schools

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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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