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February 2021

Amid crisis, there is opportunity that can galvanize change. This issue examines what educators have learned over the past year and how it can shape practice moving forward. It also includes a special section on nurturing educator wellness.

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Featured Articles

 
SEL and equity
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A conversation with Dena Simmons: ‘If we don’t address the wound, we cannot heal.’

What works? Q & A with Heather Hill
October 2020

What makes professional learning effective? It’s a complex question.

What teachers need now
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As teaching and learning needs change, let professional learning principles guide the way.

How do I know my students are learning?
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Formative assessment connects learning targets to student outcomes.