A science teacher sits at her desk, making a lesson plan.
Professional development

All About Understanding by Design

Many districts now use the “understanding by design” process to create curricula. Curriculum design creates an overall blueprint for a class which generally includes a pacing

An apple and pencil holder sit on a teacher’s desk with “Have a great summer!” written on the chalkboard.
Professional development

Summer School for Teachers

Summer is the time to relax and recharge for most people, but for teachers, it’s also a time to take advantage of professional development opportunities.

A young student practices flashcards with their teacher.
Professional development

How to Use Retrieval Practice Effectively

What is Retrieval Practice? The retrieval practice is a method that helps students retain information. Particularly, it assists students in processing and pulling out knowledge

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Professional development

How Assessment Should Drive Instruction

No matter the level they teach, educators are always concerned with the content their students are learning. Strategies and standards are essential in the learning