Curriculum & Instruction
SEL in Action: Proven Solutions to Improve Student Mental Health
In this web seminar, presenters discussed some best practices and strategies for integrating SEL programs and digital resources into everyday instruction to make a lasting impact on teen mental health and school safety. Sponsored content by Gale, A Cengage Company.
English language learners in border state experience accelerated literacy growth
Since Ysleta ISD implemented the Achieve3000 platform in 2015-16, ELLs in the district have significantly improved literacy, as demonstrated by increased Lexile scores, better performance on their end-of-year state assessments and faster integration with the school’s general course of study. Sponsored content by Achieve3000.
To improve writing instruction, help teachers understand it
Literacy is perhaps the most fundamental academic skill there is. But too often, literacy seems to mean reading, and the flip side of the coin, writing, gets limited attention, says guest columnist and former classroom teacher Dea Auray, who is the founder of Empowering Writers.
A win for students—and a PR win for the school board
Unless you are a lottery winner or have unlimited disposable income each month, the start of school calls for most parents to financially prepare for the requested back-to-school supplies. Our district found a way to reduce that burden, says guest columnist Dan Brigman, superintendent for Laurens County Schools in Georgia.