Blog: Teach Learn Grow

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  • “Grade-level” text for kindergarten and first grade: More on how reading is a team sport

    “Grade-level” text for kindergarten and first grade: More on how reading is a team sport

    If you’re a reading teacher, I’m sure you’re hearing loud and clear that we need to teach all kids with complex, grade-level text. Access to that text... Continue Reading The post “Grade-level”...

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  • Getting it right: Educators share 4 best practices for remote testing

    Getting it right: Educators share 4 best practices for remote testing

    As schools and districts continue to administer MAP® Growth™ and MAP® Reading Fluency™ to students learning remotely, several share-worthy strategies have emerged to ensure remote testing is......

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  • Make sense of MAP assessments with the Family Toolkit

    Make sense of MAP assessments with the Family Toolkit

    To all the families out there navigating your way through this unpredictable school year, know this: you’re not alone. The challenges you’re facing are new, complex, and... Continue Reading The...

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  • Teachers, here’s how to use MAP Growth data

    Teachers, here’s how to use MAP Growth data

    You’ve tested with MAP® Growth™ (or will soon). Now what? For many schools, learning isn’t looking like it did in January—and it certainly isn’t looking like many... Continue Reading The post...

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  • 10 ways to create a community of learning in a virtual setting

    10 ways to create a community of learning in a virtual setting

    When students take an active role in their learning, they feel a sense of belonging and learning outcomes improve. With the seismic shifts that are occurring in... Continue Reading The post 10...

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  • Top 10 MAP reports for teachers

    Top 10 MAP reports for teachers

    As school resumes during one of the most unusual and uneven learning periods in recent times, it’s more important than ever to understand what students have learned... Continue Reading The post...

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  • How to make collaboration with families easier during remote learning

    How to make collaboration with families easier during remote learning

    Families have always been a critical part of the learning ecosystem, and last spring, their role as supporters of learning for students was elevated. A recent Learning Heroes survey... Continue...

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  • 3 remote testing tips from fellow educators

    3 remote testing tips from fellow educators

    North East Independent School District (NEISD) serves 64,000 students in San Antonio, Texas. This large, diverse district is home to 69 campuses, including 46 elementary schools. In... Continue...

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  • Go, team: How parents and teachers can use Lexile measures to support young readers

    Go, team: How parents and teachers can use Lexile measures to support young readers

    Leticia is in third grade, and she has a good learning team. Leticia is the star player. Then there is her dad, ready to lean in on... Continue Reading The post Go, team: How parents and teachers...

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  • 4 ways educators can lift up BIPOC communities

    4 ways educators can lift up BIPOC communities

    This month I volunteered to co-chair the inaugural equity committee for the PTA at my children’s elementary school. This decision was complicated. I felt uncomfortable taking on... Continue...

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  • 3 teacher self-care tips for stressful, traumatic times

    3 teacher self-care tips for stressful, traumatic times

    Educators, I know that you are being called, once again, to work through extraordinary uncertainties and daunting expectations. We’re all facing our own difficulties due to COVID-19,... Continue...

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  • Rethink the school day: 3 ways to make the shift to online learning

    Rethink the school day: 3 ways to make the shift to online learning

    When Neria Sebastien, EdD, taught for an exclusively online K­–12 school in Oregon, his school days began with a fresh take on a familiar ritual: a 20-minute... Continue Reading The post Rethink...

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  • 19 formative assessment strategies for online teaching

    19 formative assessment strategies for online teaching

    At Teach. Learn. Grow., nothing makes us happier than knowing some of our posts are especially bookmark worthy. They’re the ones you keep coming back to when... Continue Reading The post 19...

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  • Reflecting on spring: 5 lessons learned to maximize K–3 fall instruction

    Reflecting on spring: 5 lessons learned to maximize K–3 fall instruction

    How fitting that our last day of in-person learning was Friday the 13th. I’m the vice principal at St. Barnabas Elementary School in the Bronx. That day... Continue Reading The post Reflecting on...

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  • 5 ways to fight systemic racism in education

    5 ways to fight systemic racism in education

    It’s been a depressing summer. Coronavirus infection rates continue to rise in most of the country, and everything about the 2020–21 school year is overwhelmingly uncertain. The... Continue...

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  • The power of prosody: Why faster reading isn’t always better reading

    The power of prosody: Why faster reading isn’t always better reading

    Last night, I was listening to an audiobook and thought to myself, “Now that’s some fluent reading—and so darned accurate, too!” OK, I just lied. I would... Continue Reading The post The power of...

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  • 11 ways to be a remote testing superhero this fall

    11 ways to be a remote testing superhero this fall

    Educators, assemble! (At a safe distance, that is.) Every year, teachers become superheroes for their kids: solving problems, providing role models, and helping break down barriers. This......

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  • Support on-grade learning in math with IBM’s Teacher Advisor and MAP Growth

    Support on-grade learning in math with IBM’s Teacher Advisor and MAP Growth

    As teachers prepare to head back to school—whether in person, online, or using a hybrid approach—they are confronting the question of how to keep students on track... Continue Reading The post...

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  • Hit the ground running this fall with assessment

    Hit the ground running this fall with assessment

    With the abrupt move to online learning this spring and a school year full of uncertainties ahead, there’s a lot of concern about learning loss and how... Continue Reading The post Hit the ground...

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  • A step-by-step guide for using stress- and trauma-sensitive practices in your classroom

    A step-by-step guide for using stress- and trauma-sensitive practices in your classroom

    COVID-19 and the deaths of Mr. Arbery, Ms. Taylor, Mr. Floyd, and Mr. Brooks have caused stress and even trauma for many students. As educators, we can... Continue Reading The post A step-by-step...

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