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In 2024, education will build systems that champion the science of reading

Key points: A focus on strengthening literacy through the science of reading will continue into the new year See also: 4 simple ways to put the science of reading into practice See also: Using tech to teach emerging readers high frequency words For more news on literacy, visit eSN’s Innovative Teaching page Driven in part by Mississippi’s success in improving

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5 strategies to reduce teacher stress and improve retention

Key points: Teaching has always been a stressful profession, but since the pandemic it has become even more so. Nearly three out of four teachers say they experience frequent job-related stress, and 59 percent say they’re burned out. The stress that teachers are feeling is causing many to leave the profession, and this is affecting the ability of school systems

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4 ways to create a comedic classroom

Key points: Flexibility can help teachers adapt to unforeseen circumstances Keep in mind that there are always opportunities in the classroom See related article: 5 strategies to ignite student engagement For more news on teaching trends, see eSN’s Innovative Teaching page “In improv there are no mistakes, only beautiful happy accidents. And many of the world’s greatest discoveries have been

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OpenAI releases ChatGPT teaching guide

Key points: OpenAI, maker of ChatGPT, is releasing a guide to help educators incorporate the AI tool in their instruction The guide includes use examples and answers frequently-asked questions See related article: An AI to-do list for educators Get the latest news on AI in education by visiting eSN’s Digital Learning page Educators face myriad dilemmas in the wake of

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How to (correctly!) use ChatGPT for essay writing

Key points: Since OpenAI’s ChatGPT launch in November 2022, it continues to bother teachers. No wonder: The tool has a fascinating ability to craft texts that look like a human wrote them. Influencing the education niche, it’s a game-changer in the classroom. Not only does it make educators revise their approach to teaching academic writing, but some still see it

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An AI to-do list for educators

Key points: Schools should integrate conversations around AI into professional learning opportunities A basic understanding of AI’s potential for learning can help educators become more comfortable using it for teaching and learning See related article: More students are seeking an AI-powered school year The AI revolution is here, and educators are feeling the impact. For many, it is exciting, unsettling

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Taking a measured look at AI in the classroom

Key points: What if AI can take over mundane tasks and free teachers up for more direct instruction? AI doesn’t just spit out data–it provides real, actionable insights that allow teachers to better help students See related article: The importance of teaching generative AI AI in the classroom: The idea brings up images of students plugged into the Matrix, learning

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Sibme Unveils AI Tool to Save Teachers’ Time and Strengthen Coaching Conversations

Sibme — Research reinforces the effectiveness of video coaching in education, and a  recent study from the Institute of Education Sciences (IES) noted that at least 70% of teachers that received feedback via video coaching learned specific strategies that they could use in their classrooms. In addition, almost 90% of teachers in the study said they were more reflective about their

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The teaching profession is facing a post-pandemic crisis

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. This is part one in a two-part series. The second part focuses on potential solutions to challenges faced by the teaching profession. Sign up for Chalkbeat’s free weekly newsletter to get these stories and more delivered straight to your inbox. Howard McLean is worried. The superintendent of a rural school district

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10 instructional strategies that lead to academic growth

Key points: A deeper look into instructional practices driving high academic growth has revealed 10 instructional strategies that use small changes to teaching practices leading toward growth outcomes for students. The findings come from a new study from K-12 assessment and research organization NWEA. Led by Dr. Chase Nordengren, principal research lead for Effective Instructional Strategies at NWEA, the study zoomed into two schools

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3 things Abbott Elementary gets right about new teacher engagement

Key points: New teachers look at engagement differently–and Abbot Elementary is spot-on in its depictions of new and seasoned educators The show also highlights student engagement and teacher support as critical parts of a new teacher’s journey See related article: 5 strategies for first-year special education teachers Abbott Elementary has been widely beloved since its conception, and for good reason.

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With Critical Race Theory spurring debate, is there hope for diversity in schools?

Key points: The greatest social justice movements teach us that progress isn’t linear, but is rather dynamic. This means that progress doesn’t transpire overnight. It doesn’t transpire instantaneously with one motion or action, but is the product of concerted efforts compounding to create change. This also means that in the midst of fighting for what is right, resistance sometimes hidden

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Swing Education Surpasses One Million Hours of Classroom Substitute Teaching

SAN MATEO, Calif.– Substitute teachers sourced via  Swing Education, a tech-enabled staffing marketplace that matches schools with qualified substitute teachers,  have filled more than one million hours of classroom instruction in the 2022-23 school year.  Though Swing has been helping schools fill classroom vacancies since 2015, this is the first time the company has crossed the one million instructional hour

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3 ways ChatGPT can reduce teachers’ workloads

Everybody’s talking about ChatGPT and how it’s going to impact K-12–and generally not in positive terms! Granted, ChatGPT might make writing that 11th-grade essay on symbolism in “The Great Gatsby” a whole lot easier (which, to be fair, does make grading a whole lot harder). Aside from that, there are real positives to our new AI pal, and overworked teachers

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6 benefits of immersive learning with the metaverse

The metaverse is a tool that blends experiences typically associated with either the virtual or physical worlds. It can deliver greater immersive learning for students while also creating some new and exciting teaching opportunities. For educators, it is crucial to not only understand what the metaverse is and its uses within education but to also realize the benefits of immersive

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Professional learning could advance teaching, equitable learning

Research shows that professional learning has the potential to transform teaching and advance equitable learning and student success. Yet notable gaps in practice undercut its impact. A new report, Teaching, Learning, Equity and Change: Realizing the Promise of Professional Learning, developed by Every Learner Everywhere in partnership with Achieving the Dream (ATD) and the Online Learning Consortium (OLC), aims to

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35 edtech innovations we saw at FETC 2023

This year’s Future of Education Technology Conference landed in New Orleans, and the conference was abuzz with post-pandemic learning recovery tools, solutions to promote equity among students and parents, strategies for digital access, student mental health, social and emotional learning tools, and more. Here’s just a glimpse of what we learned about during FETC 2023: AVer Information Inc. USA, announced

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How we built a whole-child, wraparound approach to special education

At the Center for Innovative Teaching and Learning at Ulster Board of Cooperative Education Services (BOCES), we have developed the architecture to accomplish and codify a leadership approach to help schools consider how to reach our most marginalized and vulnerable students. Four years ago, my team and I designed, planned, and implemented a research-based, whole-child wraparound approach to special education.

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I’m a first-year teacher. How do I become successful in the classroom?

This story was originally published by Chalkbeat. Sign up for their newsletters at ckbe.at/newsletters. This is my first year as a teacher and I’m teaching sixth grade, so both my students and I are new to the school. I’m wondering if you have any advice for how to make students feel welcome in a new building? — I’m New Here Dear I’m

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