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8 Ways surveys help school leaders make better decisions
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8 Ways surveys help school leaders make better decisions

School Management

The most effective way to constantly check in on students, teachers and even parents is by sending surveys. These are a great way to understand the major challenges faced by educational institutions, but also a starting point for change. Let’s see some survey ideas to help schools make the best decisions for all stakeholders:

Why self-compassion is important for teachers
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Why self-compassion is important for teachers

Teachers

It’s no secret that teachers are usually under a lot of stress. A part of the solution can be incorporating self-compassion into teaching. Self-compassion has three main components: self-kindness, common humanity, and mindfulness. Learning how to use them on a daily basis can enhance job satisfaction, but also has a rippling effect on student well-being.

7 Activities to improve online class participation rates
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7 Activities to improve online class participation rates

E-learning

Encouraging more students to participate in online classes means giving each one plenty of opportunities to do so and creating the right environment. If you’re feeling stuck right now or want to get them to open up more, here are seven activities to try next:

Practice vs. research in education
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Practice vs. research in education? Why teachers need to do both

Teachers

The gap between education research and practice is a big problem that education leaders and policymakers need to address. However, teachers can reap the benefits of educational research by tapping into valuable information to use in their daily practice. This information is widely available online, so why not give it a try?

change the way we teach digital citizenship
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Should we radically change the way we teach digital citizenship?

E-learning

While digital citizenship has been a trend for many years, not all schools have a comprehensive program to address the most critical topics that affect almost every young person today. Here are some things that should be at the forefront of teaching digital citizenship with ideas on creating activities centered around the positives:

Principles of effective instruction
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5 Principles of effective instruction adapted for online teaching

Teachers

The principles of effective teaching are evidence-based guidelines to help all educators become master teachers. However, as a teacher, you might find it difficult to apply all of these principles online. They need to be adapted to work online, at least until everyone can safely return to face to face classes.

Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020
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Top learning myths to leave behind in 2020

Teachers

Myths have a way to infiltrate our collective knowledge because they appeal to our intuition, become very popular, get overhyped by being repeated over and over. Shedding light on some popular education myths guides us towards much better, evidence-based practices. So let’s explore some popular educational myths that we’d rather forget about in 2021:

optimism the key to excellent teaching
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Is optimism the key to excellent teaching?

Teachers

While all students are different and require a certain degree of individualized attention, each of them can change the way they think about success and failure, replacing inaccurate and unhelpful beliefs with more realistic ones. Optimism isn’t about being positive all the time but learning how to recover from setbacks and being more at ease with challenging tasks.

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