Featured Articles


Explore Social and Emotional Learning Opportunities in Art Class

Two former art educators share their keys to unlocking the collaborative potential of art projects.

Nadine Dresbach and Mary Reilly


EdTech Intel: Overcoming AI's Biggest Roadblock

Empathy is crucial in the education sector to foster a multitude of gains. For one, teachers who show empathy can better grasp the needs and backgrounds of their students, enabling them to ad...

Angel Vossough


Personalized Learning Revolution: How AI Tailors Educational Content for Every Student

Recent advances in AI technology have brought forth new possibilities for revolutionizing education through highly customized, adaptive learning platforms. AI-powered ed tech tools now allo...

Dev Nag


The Second-Best Article of 2024 About Nurturing Curiosity in Math

When I taught high school math, I wish I spent more time creating the conditions that help students be more curious about math. I’m reminded of this every time I ask adults whether they remem...

Dr. Tim Hudson


Should We “Teach” Executive Functions or “Teach about” Executive Functions?

In an article published in Education Week on March 1, education therapist Lexi Peterson says about executive functions: “If we treated these thinking skills as an essential part of the cur...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


AI and Education: What are the Goals?

In our lifetimes, the most important technological advancements may arguably include cellular phones, the internet, and digital payments, each revolutionizing how we communicate, access infor...

Kiran Kodithala


How Education IT Departments Learn from Their Students: It's All in the Apps

In the wake of the digital boom that echoed out from the pandemic era, schools have steadily been coming to grips with how to operate in a reality where devices are far more ubiquitous in cla...

Justin Reilly


AI in Language Learning: Humans Still Hold the Key

Language learning is experiencing a revolution. Large language models (LLMs) and AI-powered apps are sprouting like digital mushrooms, promising fluency with just a few swipes and clicks. And the...

Dan Berges


Creating Cultures of Inquiry

During my first year of teaching, I had the misfortune of overhearing one of my students utter a phrase that every teacher dreads: “Mr. Hammill’s class is so boring!” I was crushed. I was new ...

Drew Hammill


How SEL Supports STEM Learning

From coding robots to 3D printing, STEM subjects can be challenging, exciting, and intellectually stimulating. They can also prepare students for various career paths, equipping them with concr...

Amanda Vaden


What Do We Mean by Cognitive Capacity?

We’ve been encountering the term “cognitive capacity” more and more often since we started to make the distinction between “cognitive ability” and “cognitive capacity” a few years ago. The re...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


A Brief Overview of Dual-Language Programs

Most people have heard about English language learning programs for ESL, Multilingual, and Bilingual students. However, did you know there is a program that embraces dual-language immersion? D...

Robyn D. Shulman


Using Data to Enhance the Academic Experience

One of the unfortunate realities of higher education is that not everyone who enters the academy leaves with a degree. The percentage of students who drop out and never receive a diploma vari...

Kiran Kodithala


Time to Embrace Nondegree Pathways: Awareness, Education, Acceptance

With declining college enrollment and a growing trend toward skills-based hiring, it’s not surprising that more and more young people are interested in more flexible and affordable postse...

Julie Lammers


The Rocky Relationship Between Data and Dignity

During my 40-plus years of integrating technology into business and education, the biggest obstacles were not faulty products or excessive costs, but the objections of people. Those same peop...

Joel Backon


The Future of Schools Because of the Internet

It just seems like things are cracking up in schools with students leaving for alternatives in droves, an epic teacher shortage that has no end in sight, absenteeism, increasing violence on-cam...

LC Staff


Tackling Teacher Retention: A Holistic Approach through Family Engagement and Technology

Hiring and retaining teachers is a top challenge facing education leaders today. A number of factors contribute to this challenge including emotional burnout, low pay, and poor working cond...

Elisabeth O’Bryon, Ph.D.


Shared Office, Separate Tests: Why Collaboration is key in the Identification and Intervention for Children with Dyslexia

It may sound obvious, but it is important for school psychologists (SP) and speech language pathologists (SLP) to work together in the diagnosis of dyslexia, since they are both integral exam...

Andrew Shanock, PhD, NCSP


Six myths about adverse childhood experiences and trauma

No, adverse childhood experiences are not the same as trauma, and not all children respond to adversity with trauma — some respond with resilience.

Marc D. Hauser


Student Burnout: Addressing the Growing Epidemic

In recent years, student burnout—which is the mental, emotional, and physical exhaustion caused by excessive and prolonged stress, often tied to academic pressures—has become an alarming and ...

Hunter Wesolowski

Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...