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Jason Dehart
Dr. Jason DeHart
Teacher, Wilkes Central High School, Wilkesboro, NC
AI-Assisted Writing: Concerns, Benefits, and Ethics
September 28, 2023

Artificial Intelligence, or AI, crept swiftly into classrooms in spring 2023, although concerns with AI started much earlier in other contexts.

  • AI
  • Artificial Intelligence
Dr. Lucy Hart Paulson
Author of Good Talking Words
Why Are Children Acting That Way? Oh, and How Are You Responding?
September 14, 2023

What behaviors and interactions do you see in your young students that are particularly concerning? What does that behavior look like? Is it disruptive or explosive?

  • Emotional regulation
  • SEL
  • Social-emotional learning
Antonio Fierro
Dr. Antonio Fierro
Literacy Expert and English Language Educator
English Learners and the Science of Reading
August 16, 2023

The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) is the primary statistical agency of the U.S. Department of Education. It is one of 13 governmental agencies whose activities are predominantly focused on collecting and analyzing information for statistical purposes.

  • English Language Learners
  • Science of Reading
Natalie Wexler
Natalie Wexler
Education Writer and Author
What Can You Do to Improve Your Literacy Instruction This Fall?
August 2, 2023

For decades, we’ve been trying to improve students’ reading comprehension and writing ability. But we haven’t seen much in terms of results.

  • Literacy Instruction
  • Reading
  • Writing
Hannah Irion-Frake
Hannah Irion-Frake
Third-Grade Public School Teacher
One Teacher’s Discovery of a Better Way to Benchmark
July 26, 2023

Thanks to decades of research, we now have a solid understanding of what happens in the brain when learning to read. Although it may happen at different speeds for different students, this pathway to reading is the same for everyone. This knowledge is powerful because it helps identify places where literacy development is breaking down for students.

  • Assessment
  • Benchmark
Dr. Susan Smartt
Dr. Susan Smartt
Author of Next STEPS in Literacy Instruction: Connecting Assessments to Effective Interventions, and former senior research associate, National Comprehensive Center for Teacher Quality, Vanderbilt University
Determining the Right Literacy Intervention:  Using Assessment to Guide Your Course
July 17, 2023

“It was the best of times, it was the worst of times,” Charles Dickens. (A Tale of Two Cities, 1859) These century-and-half-old words describe what it is like being an educator today.