instructional leadership

12 Research-Backed Instructional Leadership Strategies [+ Downloadable Reference]

Discipline, scheduling, conflict resolution and meetings in general.

A principal’s calendar is typically packed with obligations that can shift focus from what is debatably your core duty: instructional leadership.

It’s an obvious challenge, but committing time to instructional leadership is significantly easier with clear strategies you can quickly reference.

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A man sits at his desk, looking at his laptop computer while making notes, presumably about math software.

9 Qualities you must evaluate when adopting math software

The subject is hard for an overwhelming number of students, but finding math software to improve and supplement learning shouldn’t be as difficult.

Your challenge is evaluating different math platforms based on objective information, finding a solution that addresses your school or district’s specific issues. You can smoothen this process by knowing what aspects to investigate in any given platform.

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20 Formative Assessment Examples to Try [+ Downloadable List]

Every educator wants to improve their instruction and student learning, but it’s challenging while teaching a class or unit.

This is when formative assessments come into play.

You can use these evaluations to gather information about student needs, progress and comprehension, informing how you teach a skill or topic while doing so.

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Teaching Media Literacy - Importance and 10 Engaging Activities

Teaching Media Literacy: Its Importance and 10 Engaging Activities [+ Downloadable List]

They learn from it every day, but most young students don’t understand its inner-workings nor the effects it has on them.

That’s why educating them about mass media is an important, albeit challenging, task. The challenge lies in the fact that each distinct medium is complex and many curricula don’t dedicate fleshed-out units to teaching media literacy.

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15 Culturally-Responsive Teaching Strategies and Examples + Downloadable List

No single teaching approach will engage each student at once, but building a strategy to consistently deliver culturally-responsive lessons will help you appeal to diverse learners with distinct backgrounds.

Rooted in differentiated instruction principles, culturally-responsive pedagogy aims to link content — from delivery to assessment — with students’ ancestral and contemporary cultures.

To augment their understanding and responsiveness, this involves:

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120 Awesome Math Word Problems to Engage and Challenge Students

You sit at your desk, ready to put a math quiz, test or activity together. The questions flow onto the document until you hit a section for word problems.

A jolt of creativity would help. But it doesn’t come.

This resource is your jolt of creativity. It provides examples and templates of math word problems for 1st to 8th grade classes.

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