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Principal Support Is Just a PLE* Away!

The pandemic started a domino effect of issues that are still affecting schools today. Principals must attend to so much, and there are so many urgent items nagging at them, that it is sometimes hard to focus on instructional leadership. As principals face the challenge of moving their schools forward, they must shift to empowering […]

Designing Authentic Curricula

Some points I’d like to make: – Students are constantly learning … just not necessarily what you want them to learn. – Reality TV points to the power of the “real world” to engage youth today. – A real-world pandemic burst into our lives, causing us to focus on the here and now. – The […]

Opportunity and Access in Your Learning Environment

Guest blogger Shané Beauford, Director of Educational Equity at IDE Corp, shares her perspective on the importance of the opportunity-access connection in all classrooms. Opportunity and access are two of IDE Corp.’s 7 Lenses of Instructional Equity. These two lenses generally represent what has been afforded to an individual by others or by a system or […]

From “Teacher-Dependent” to “Student-Dependent” Learning

Learning in schools is “teacher-dependent” with the core element being the “lesson.” In March of 2020, when students and teachers shifted to remote instruction, the “teacher-dependent” approach failed us. Schools are talking about learning losses; students weren’t logging in to join lessons; primary teachers were trying to help students stay focused; teachers, students, and parents […]

Beyond Black History Month

I’m pleased to share this perspective on Black History Month written by guest blogger Shané Beauford, Director of Educational Equity at IDE Corp. For some reason, celebrating Black History Month (#BHM) this year is hitting me a little different. SO much happened in 2020, specifically related to racial inequities in the United States. Black lives and voices […]