Puerto Rico, The Forgotten School System
'A Symbol of Emotional Healing' for School Shooting Survivors
Gender - Definitions and Terminology
What Is Formative Assessment?
Social-Emotional Learning, Explained
Puerto Rico, The Forgotten School SystemIn the year since Hurricane Maria, Education Week has been following the story of Puerto Rico’s devastation and the island’s slow rebuilding as seen through the eyes of educators and students. The school system was until recently the third-largest in the U.S. and just this year closed more than 250 schools. But that’s only part of the story. To understand the current context, it’s important to understand Puerto Rico’s history. Correspondent Kavitha Cardoza visited some of the hardest-hit schools and shares what she learned.
'A Symbol of Emotional Healing' for School Shooting SurvivorsNational Teachers Hall of Fame in Emporia, Kan., where there is also a national memorial to honor educators who have died on the job. The dream catcher was made by Debra Gutowski, a member of the Little River Band of Ottawa Indians, to help survivors of the shooting at Columbine High School in Littleton, Colo. heal. It was never supposed to travel. (July 17, 2018)
Gender - Definitions and TerminologyThis video provides a brief introduction to the basic terms and concepts related to the construct of gender.
What Is Formative Assessment?Ask five teachers what formative assessment is and you’re likely to get five different explanations. Confusion abounds around this teaching technique even though it’s widely used in classrooms nationwide. To bring some clarity to the topic, Education Week Associate Editor Catherine Gewertz interviews Meghan Pazmino, a math coach at Ross Elementary School in Washington, who explains what formative assessment is and how it differs from interim or summative assessments.
Social-Emotional Learning, ExplainedWhat is social-emotional learning? How can schools get teachers to understand the concepts and weave them into everyday classroom instruction? And can educators know whether their social-emotional learning strategies are working? Education Week staff writer Evie Blad explains some of the core ideas behind an SEL approach that focuses on essential nonacademic skills such as responsible decisionmaking and relating well to others.
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