There are several ways teachers can revitalize remote instruction, write Tara Lash, an instructional coach, and Sunday Cummins, a literacy consultant. In this article, they suggest asking students to create "identity webs" to share more about themselves personally and providing time for students to connect with each other, among other tips.
To educate students effectively, teachers must alter their role from instructors to facilitators, writes former teacher and principal Sandra Love. She expands on the necessity of engaging students in critical thinking, creativity, collaboration and communication.
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There are four strategies that help to bolster teachers' technology skills, writes Jennie Devine, principal at a school in Italy. In this commentary, Devine suggests first helping them adopt a mindset that they know more than they think they do and explain that seemingly "catastrophic" errors can be fixed.
The challenges of teaching and learning during the coronavirus pandemic could create opportunities for education, asserts David Saltmarsh, a global education strategist at Jamf. In this commentary, Saltmarsh suggests education leaders tap into this potential, in part, by providing professional development opportunities for teachers.
Individual schools and teachers in Scotland will need to determine the best approach to teaching and learning. Officials say live, online lessons will not be universal but part of a "mix" of tools, which some advocates say could lead to disparities in education.
New South Wales will delay plans to return international students to Australia -- a priority for the government. Officials say they will continue to work on a plan to help the students come back this year.
Many Black female educators feel pressure to be super-strong. They neglect self-care, often leading to serious health problems. Author Kel Hughes Jones shares her story of denying work-related stress until breaking down, and suggests ways leaders can create more supportive work environments for Black female educators. This article, part of Educational Leadership's special issue on "Mental Health for Educators," is free and open to all users through June.
We want to hear your stories. In each issue, Educational Leadership's "Tell Us About" column publishes brief contributions from readers describing their experiences related to that issue's theme. For the April 2021 issue, we'd like to hear about the great myths about being a school principal. Share your 100- to 200-word submission by January 15.