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Ana Hale and Anna Bilyeu, DA guest columnists and featured FETC speakers

Too often, students shy away from challenging tasks that require them to step out of their comfort zones. As educators, our goal is to create an environment where students feel comfortable taking risks and are willing to persevere through difficulties. Read more>>

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With an emphasis on solving real-world problems and developing the skills of self-direction, collaboration and reflection, Diane Tavenner shares the underlying learning philosophies and unconventional wisdom that prepare students to succeed in college, thrive in today’s workplace, and lead a secure and fulfilled life. Read more>>

Matt Zalaznick

A kindergarten readiness test can predict first-grade performance, according to University of Missouri researchers. Kindergartners who rate poorly in academic and behavioral readiness will likely remain behind the following year. Read more>>

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The Runtz Ball Chair by Learn by Safco now has more size options. Simply use the legs and feet or the feet only to create two sizes to help fit more students across all learning environments. These ball chairs are great alternative seating options to keep students active throughout the school day. Read more>>

Sylvia Martinez, DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker

DA guest columnist and FETC 2020 speaker Sylvia Martinez discusses how creativity is a key component of deep learning and how it can be integrated into the STEM curriculum. Read more>>

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Is your school district's instructional coaching program structured to ensure that teachers are reliably matched with coaches whose skills are well-suited to meet their particular development needs? Learn a strategic approach to developing an effective instructional coaching program that will deliver results. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

An overwhelming number of district leaders want to build trust with their community, yet many administrators lack confidence in their customer service skills, according to a new report. Read more>>

Steven Blackburn

California has banned lunch shaming and guaranteed that students will receive state-funded lunches even if they have unpaid school lunch debt fees. Read more>>

Also Noteworthy

The Hechinger Report

Restorative practices shouldn't be called anti-discipline or anti-accountability. The approach isn't necessarily a panacea, but if implemented well, it can contribute to an overall solution. Teaching students to treat one another with respect has the potential to make our schools safer and help our children get along better. Read more>>

Deseret News

If the greatest minds entered a room to discuss how education ought to be structured, would they come up with the model employed today? It’s hard to imagine they would. Where disruption has entered nearly every other industry, why has the structure of education stayed virtually the same? Read more>>


Most elementary schools teach reading comprehension as free-floating skills, detached from the content a child is reading. However, education journalist Natalie Wexler found that cognitive scientists have agreed for decades that the most important element of reading comprehension is knowledge and vocabulary about the topic. Read more>>

The New York Times

School strikes have put teachers in the spotlight. But demands for more counselors, nurses and psychologists are growing. Read more>>

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