7 Ways to Support Diversity in the Classroom [With Examples]

Why do children go to school?

Most people would say it’s to learn the three R’s: reading, writing and ‘rithmetic. But a school culture that promotes diversity in the classroom teaches students something that’s more important: how to live and work in a society where every individual is unique.

In an increasingly fragmented society, the ability to connect with peers, coworkers and neighbours with diverse backgrounds and abilities is invaluable. Diversity improves critical-thinking skills, builds empathy and encourages students to think differently.

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Competency Based Education: What is it, And How Your School Can Use it

The search for better teaching strategies will never end. As a school leader, you probably spend too much of your time thinking about how to improve the learning experience of the students that pass through your school throughout the years.

After all, what they learn (and how they learn it) will become a part of these students as they grow, hopefully helping them become successful adults.

This is the main goal of competency based education: giving each student equal opportunity to master necessary skills and become successful adults.

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50+ School Safety Tips for 2019

What worries parents and teachers the most?

If you took a survey, a huge majority would claim school safety as a top contender.

Turn on the news or check social media on any given day. You’ll quickly notice that school safety is one of society’s biggest concerns right now. With the number of negative stories floating around, you might wonder if your school is safe enough.

Of your many daily responsibilities as an instructional leader, your obligation to protect staff and students is arguably the most important.

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Curriculum-Based Measurement: Top Benefits and Examples

Schools can teach academic skills 24/7/365. However, failing to measure the extent to which students are acquiring these skills can be detrimental to their educational upbringing. That’s why methods such as curriculum-based measurement, or CBM, are vital for student success.

And as a school leader, you play a critical role in fostering the right culture for student success. But how?

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Universal Design for Learning: Principles and Examples for 2019

When something is universal, it applies to everyone. So, when hearing the term universal design for learning (or UDL), it makes sense to imagine it as a blanket format that covers all students.

But is that really what UDL is all about?

In this guide, you’re going to learn that universal design for learning is focused on flexibility and adaptability to different types of students.

But that’s not all.

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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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The Ultimate Guide to Adaptive Learning Technology

As the popularity of adaptive learning technology booms, a growing number of school leaders face unique challenges when introducing a given adaptive learning program at the school or district level.

For the savvy school admin, questions about adaptive learning technology abound: how should teachers be trained? How much does it cost? And, of course, how should a tool be selected — with the huge variety of games, products, and software vying for your attention?

To address such questions, below is a guide to adaptive learning technology that provides implementation strategies. It also includes a definition, benefits, examples and a downloadable list of implementation tips.

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