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Perspective

These Top 5 Factors Make for A Unique & Engaging Science Curriculum

There are two main reasons students tend to be most engaged and motivated to learn from their classroom teachers: When teachers are passionate and excited about the content they're teach...

Robyn D. Shulman, M.Ed.

Ideas

Implementing Your School District’s Strategic Plan: Four Keys to Success

A well-developed and thoughtfully executed strategic plan can motivate and unite an entire school community, ensuring that students, educators and board members are all working toward common ...

Erin Kane, Dwight Jones and Mike Poore

Perspective

5 Concerns AI Developers Need to Prevent from Materializing

From machine learning algorithms to ChatGPT, artificial intelligence has been invaluable for companies looking to streamline operations and amplify work output, sales, and overall business su...

Jason Toy

Thoughts

Growing Up in Our “Best of Times, Worst of Times” Kind of World

In June 2017 at the #SEL Conference in Nashville, TN, Tim Shriver stated in his keynote address, “We live in volatile, ambiguous, complex and uncertain times.” He unpacked this statement ...

Tamara Fyke

Innovation

What’s really the future of education? School A.I. Calendaring

The future is probably not the manufacturing-line whole-group tradition or the fully online model. It’s somewhere in between in a complex matrix that uses both online digital learni...

Doug Cauthen

Share to Care

Students Aren’t Showing Up

Probable Reasons for the BIG Absenteeism and Fixes

LeiLani Cauthen

Ideas

How to Bring Science Alive with Kate the Chemist

From her site , “Dr. Kate Biberdorf is a chemist, science entertainer, and professor at The University of Texas. Through her theatrical and hands-on approach to teaching, Dr. Biberdorf is br...

Robyn D. Shulman

Perspective

Science of Reading, Meet the Science of Learning

Why the current emphasis on the science of reading may not be enough to close the achievement gap.

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

Perspective

Instructional Audio is Critical to Success for Non-Native English-Speaking Students

Students spend between 75 and 80 percent in listening activities while in their classrooms every day. However, on any given day, there are a minimum of 30 percent who don’t clearly hear their...

Merri Bragg

Thoughts

Understanding and Preventing Student Suicide: Information for Educators and Parents

In a world that continually presents challenges to our youth, it's our duty as educators, administrators, specialists, and parents to equip them with the tools they need to navigate thes...

Jennifer Belcher and Dr. A. Jordan Wright

Ideas

10 Ways to Build a Bridge Between ELL & Mainstream Teachers

It’s that time of the year again! Back to School! Being an ELL or Bilingual teacher comes with many gifts and challenges. What is one challenge you face the most in your professional teachin...

Robyn D. Shulman

Perspective

Are you Marketing or Just Producting?

Producting is a made-up word, but it fits what so many marketers are doing these days. In the education industry, a bajillion Edtech products answer a lot of needs but blur into a confusion b...

LeiLani Cauthen

Sponsored Content

EdTech Strategy: Facilitating Connections that Matter Between Education Leaders

One thing that I have seen over many years of working with education leaders around the world is that they don’t often get enough opportunities to connect and learn from one another. The heart ...

Jeff Lowe

Ideas

Schools in the Office: How Non-Traditional Spaces Can Transform Education

When we sold our existing high school building about two years ago, we didn’t think it would be too difficult to find a replacement. We knew we wanted our alternative high school—where about ...

Samantha Tower

Perspective

Digital Reading Platforms Can Help School Libraries Diversify Their Collections

Reading is an essential activity for developing vocabulary, fluency and the other foundational literacy skills that students need for success in school and in life. In addition, having a dive...

Betsey Lee

Thoughts

Cultivating Healthy Connections with Students

Over the past 25 years of working with administrators and teachers around SEL, the pushback has been “I don’t have time for that” or “I don’t know what to do” or “I’m not a school counselor.”...

Tamara Fyke

Perspective

Safeguarding Student Data in the Digital Age

In today's dynamic digital landscape, the integration of technology in education has unlocked unprecedented opportunities for students to learn, collaborate, and prepare for their roles ...

Kris Astle

Perspective

Creating a Comprehensive Cybersecurity Awareness Program for a K-12 School

When examining cybersecurity breaches comprehensively, it becomes clear that human error constitutes the primary weak link regarding vulnerability. In previous times, schools could provide th...

Charlie Sander

Thoughts

Highlighting the Human Learner in Learning Environments

Over the past few years, learning environments have undergone significant changes, especially due to the pandemic. There has been a shift in what is considered an appropriate learning environ...

Ziho Kang

Perspective

Ultimate Guide to the New SAT: 5 Critical Things to Know

Put your pencils down; a major transformation is on the horizon for an iconic rite of passage for college hopefuls since its inception in 1926. The SAT will soon be shedding its paper skin to...

Tim Levin


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...