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Self-Care Within Education: 9 Science-Backed Tips for Thriving During and After Trauma
Core Instruction, Virtual Learning and COVID
Self-Care Within Education: 9 Science-Backed Tips for Thriving During and After Trauma 
Effective virtual instruction using the 4Rs: Strategies to improve RELATIONSHIPS, classroom ROUTINES and procedures, student ROLES, and academic RIGOR
Core Instruction, Virtual Learning and COVID
Effective virtual instruction using the 4Rs: Strategies to improve RELATIONSHIPS, classroom ROUTINES and procedures, student ROLES, and academic RIGOR 
What You Don’t Know About Academic Interventions May Be Hurting Your Students: 7 Instructional Strategies for Accelerating Student Learning
Core Instruction
What You Don’t Know About Academic Interventions May Be Hurting Your Students: 7 Instructional Strategies for Accelerating Student Learning 
3 Strategies to Leverage Formative Assessment Techniques in Any Learning Environment: In-person, Virtual, and Hybrid Classrooms
Core Instruction, Technology, Virtual Learning and COVID
3 Strategies to Leverage Formative Assessment Techniques in Any Learning Environment: In-person, Virtual, and Hybrid Classrooms 
Address Learning Loss: Classroom Formative Assessment Tools Aid in Remote Learning
Core Instruction, Virtual Learning and COVID
Address Learning Loss: Classroom Formative Assessment Tools Aid in Remote Learning 
Strengthening Instructional Leadership: 6 strategies to promote a culture of continuous improvement, close COVID gaps, and increase principal retention
Core Instruction, Instructional Leadership, School Improvement, Virtual Learning and COVID
Strengthening Instructional Leadership: 6 strategies to promote a culture of continuous improvement, close COVID gaps, and increase principal retention 
How to Use Virtual Classroom Walkthrough Tools: 7 Best Practices for K-12 School and District Leaders
Core Instruction, Instructional Leadership, School Improvement, Technology, Virtual Learning and COVID
How to Use Virtual Classroom Walkthrough Tools: 7 Best Practices for K-12 School and District Leaders 
Can the Brain Teach and Learn Curriculum During a Pandemic?
Core Instruction, Virtual Learning and COVID
Can the Brain Teach and Learn Curriculum During a Pandemic? 
Achievement Gaps and the Lost COVID-19 Generation
Core Instruction, Virtual Learning and COVID
Achievement Gaps and the Lost COVID-19 Generation 
Ready, Set, Grow: The Benefits of Student Readiness at Morris Elementary School, Des Moines, IA
Core Instruction, School Improvement
Ready, Set, Grow: The Benefits of Student Readiness at Morris Elementary School, Des Moines, IA 
Think “Rigor” is a Boring Topic for PD? That’s About to Change
Core Instruction
Think “Rigor” is a Boring Topic for PD? That’s About to Change 
Bridging the Gap to College and Career Readiness
Core Instruction
Bridging the Gap to College and Career Readiness 
Goals and Scales Are the Backbone of Rigor
Core Instruction
Goals and Scales Are the Backbone of Rigor 
Working Together: Collaboration Changes the Game
Core Instruction
Working Together: Collaboration Changes the Game 
Ritual Engagement Strategies that Help Assess Learning and Increase Rigor
Core Instruction
Ritual Engagement Strategies that Help Assess Learning and Increase Rigor 
Increasing Rigor for ELL Students
Core Instruction
Increasing Rigor for ELL Students 
Effective Student Surveys and How They Inform Instruction
Core Instruction
Effective Student Surveys and How They Inform Instruction 
Best Practices in Formative Assessment
Core Instruction
Best Practices in Formative Assessment 
Planning a Rigorous Unit: the Map to Student Achievement
Core Instruction
Planning a Rigorous Unit: the Map to Student Achievement 
What Is Deliberate Practice?
Core Instruction
What Is Deliberate Practice? 
Scheduling for Maximum Collaboration
Core Instruction
Scheduling for Maximum Collaboration 
How to Unpack a Standard
Core Instruction, Instructional Leadership
How to Unpack a Standard 
Exploring Conative Skills
Core Instruction
Exploring Conative Skills 
Tech Tools for Deliberate Practice
Core Instruction, Technology
Tech Tools for Deliberate Practice