Teaching & Learning

Teaching & Learning

School Turnaround

By Mark A. Elgart, Ed.D

Every graduate we see proudly sporting their cap and gown has a story. Whether their journey across that stage was likely or remarkable, they are to be lauded. Their graduation is the fulfillment of a promise that their hard work, commitment, and determination to overcome challenges large and...

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Invest in Youth and Adult Leaders

By Lindsay Lyons

Years after leaving that school, I still feel pangs of distress in my stomach as I think about walking into the building. The toxic energy was palpable. No smiles were exchanged in the hallways. The teachers’ lounge became a dumping ground of complaints, tears, and stress over the latest round...

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Student Engagement

CEO Message: Student Engagement

By Mark A. Elgart. Ed.D.

Our research shows that student engagement is a vital component of quality education. AdvancED recently conducted a pilot in three states, where we looked at measuring student engagement with our eProve™ surveys tool. You can read about our findings in...

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Student Engagement

Seven Teacher Moves to More Engaged, Higher Performing Classrooms

By Heather Staker

Not long ago, three former teachers turned researchers set off to discover what K–12 schools can learn from the best-run organizations in America. The researchers, Mallory Dwinal, David Richard and Jennifer Wu, began by identifying the best workplaces and looking systematically at the structures...

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Structure

Don't Panic: Fostering Student Engagement with Engineering Design

By Katey Shirey, Ph.D.

I told them Asterick’s Theme Park* wanted students to help design a new attraction that would be built in the footprint of the formerly popular and now defunct “Vertigo” ride. I gave them a letter from Asterick’s CEO, dimensions and budgets. In groups, they had adopted various hats–engineer,...

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