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  • Creating a School Improvement Plan That Works

    Creating a School Improvement Plan That Works

    Creating a school improvement plan can take your district beyond planning to actual innovating. Find some useful information to get started, like what is a quality school improvement plan and action steps you can take to put one into motion.

    Zoe Del Mar
    Shaped Staff

    December 20, 2021

  • What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    What Is the Science of Reading? Top 5 Questions

    HMH's research team answers commonly asked questions about the science of reading to help educators apply its principles in their classrooms.

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

    December 13, 2021

  • What Is Structured Literacy?

    What Is Structured Literacy?

    Get the answers to commonly asked questions like, "What is structured literacy and how can I implement the approach?"

    Renee Behring
    Education Research Director, Core Literacy & Early Learning

    December 08, 2021

  • 7 Outdoor Teaching Strategies

    7 Outdoor Teaching Strategies

    Thinking of moving your classes outside? Learn how to make the most of your school's location with these outdoor teaching tips.

    Hannah French
    Teacher, Rowe Elementary School, MA

    November 22, 2021

  • Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Building Respect for Teachers: What Can Be Done?

    Our latest Educator Confidence Report shows many teachers don't feel that respect for the profession has increased in the last year, after feeling an initial surge of appreciation at the start of the pandemic. Here’s what can be done.

    Brenda Iasevoli
    Shaped Editor

    November 04, 2021

  • Infusing Multiple Narratives in History Classrooms: Native American Studies

    Infusing Multiple Narratives in History Classrooms: Native American Studies

    How do we reframe our pedagogy to incorporate multiple narratives within our classrooms? We can start with three building blocks: reading, content integration, and scaffolding of information.

    David J. O’Connor
    American Indian Studies Consultant, Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

    November 04, 2021

  • Research Insights: Online and Blended Coaching

    Research Insights: Online and Blended Coaching

    Research suggests that online coaching has several strengths, including lowering costs while increasing scalability, which makes it overall effective.

    Dr. Grant Atkins
    Education Research Director, Professional Services

    October 28, 2021

  • What Is Personalized Learning in Education?

    What Is Personalized Learning in Education?

    Get the answers to commonly asked questions like, "What is personalized learning and why is it important?" Plus, we provide strategies to reach every learner in your classroom.

    Jennifer Prescott
    Shaped Contributor

    October 11, 2021

  • Structuring the Literacy Block

    Structuring the Literacy Block

    The most productive, balanced literacy block schedules include various reading and writing activities and instruction to help build foundational skills.

    Francie Alexander
    Chief Research Officer, HMH

    October 04, 2021

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