Teaching4Tomorrow

Even as life returns to normal in a post-pandemic world, students and educators continue to grapple with the challenges of this once-in-a-lifetime situation. The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) within the US Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) recently found that 70 percent of public schools reported an increase in the number of students seeking mental health services at school since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, while roughly three-quarters (76 percent) of schools also reported an increase in staff voicing concerns about students exhibiting symptoms such as depression, anxiety, and trauma.

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Each month we publish newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in February.

When students have fun in the classroom, they tend to become more engaged. More engaged students, in turn, tend to have richer learning experiences. Perhaps that’s why, according to Pixton’s Classroom Fun Report, 67 percent of responding teachers said administrators and students’ families agreed about the importance of fun in the classroom.

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Each month we publish newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in January.

The headlines are seemingly the same each day: student mental health is at a crisis point.

Equally alarming is that schools and educators feel woefully unprepared to meet, much less conquer, the challenges that students struggle with. Post-pandemic concerns, anxiety disorders, ADHD, and depression are just a sampling of the pressures students are facing. According to a recent report by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 37 percent of high school students reported they experienced poor mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic, and 44 percent reported they persistently felt sad or hopeless during the past year.

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Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in December.

Women in the science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) workforce face major obstacles — not only are they underrepresented and underpaid, but they also sometimes lack the confidence to assert their knowledge. The numbers are even more staggering for women of color in each distinct field.

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Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in October.

Blog about discipline in schools

While my title, “Dean of Discipline,” may sound a bit strict and traditional, our school has recently implemented a strategy that is proving to be transformational for teachers and students. Like other high schools around the country, as we have emerged from the pandemic, we have experienced a spike in behavior issues ranging from fighting and insubordination to classroom disruptions and tardiness.

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Each month we publish blogs and newsletters full of digital learning, funding, professional growth, social media, and STEM resources. Below are items from our blogs and newsletters that educators turned to the most in September.