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Administration & Leadership

Administration & Leadership

Here are some guidelines and conversation starters you can use in the classroom. Point to data that shows effort. “Ten minutes ago you were on...
Turning Fixed Mindset into Growth Mindset

The teacher begins to describe a new task. Students with a growth mindset lean forward, the gears of their thinking beginning to click. If...
Becoming STEM-Ready

By now, just about every educator understands and is convinced of the importance of bringing Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) into their classrooms...
Webinar: An Introduction to STEM and NGSS (Gr. K-8)

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Alissa Berg Watch You’ve heard of the NGSS (Next Generation Science Standards) and STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics), but do you...
What American Teachers Can Learn from Singapore

One of the most difficult things a teacher has to do is understand a new and unfamiliar method of learning. As Singapore Math continues...
Twitter for Teachers 201

From Old-School Teaching to Digital: Twitter in the Elementary Classroom Twitter offers amazing opportunities for global learning in the elementary classroom. It gives students...
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For the first time, low-income students have become a majority in the nation’s public schools, according to a 2013 report issued by the Southern...
Webinar: Reach, Teach, Lead & Succeed with Underserved Students

On-Demand. Watch Anytime! Presented by Cynthia "Mama J" Johnson, Ed.D. Watch Poverty, diversity, equity, excellence... these can pose unique challenges (and ultimately big rewards!) in effectively reaching, teaching,...
What’s the Secret to Dealing with Difficult Students? Good Classroom Management

Managing difficult classroom behavior is a universal challenge faced by today’s teachers. Those who are now teaching have plenty of experience with it. And...
Grit: It’s Not Just for Students

No single character trait alone determines the success of a teacher. A broad and complex set of skills is needed to be effective, especially...

Popular Videos

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Watch music and movement expert Jack Hartmann get early elementary teachers on stage and rockin' at one of SDE's annual PreK-3 conferences.
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Early Childhood expert Deanna Jump gives sound advice for new teache...
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Differentiated Instruction expert LeAnn Nickelsen explains her strat...

Popular Articles

Differentiating Instruction: Why Readiness Matters

Students are individuals. They arrive in the classroom at the start of the school year with different interests, abilities, and skills. It is the...
SDE Model Drawing: Could It Be the Missing Link in Your Math Instruction

In the United States, students are typically taught a variety of ways ...
Laying the Foundation for Math Success with Early Numeracy

What's the one thing teachers in the early grades must do to ensure th...