Blog: Teach Learn Grow

NWEA's education blog

  • 3 factors to focus on when teaching kids living in poverty

    3 factors to focus on when teaching kids living in poverty

    When school resumes in the fall, many changes will be made to arrival times, lunch periods, and breaks, among other things. How everything will look is not... Continue Reading The post 3 factors...

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  • How to build a balanced assessment system

    How to build a balanced assessment system

    As my colleague Chase Nordengren said recently, teaching and learning have been transformed by COVID-19 school closures—and they’re unlikely to return to what we were used to... Continue...

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  • As schools restart, NWEA is ready for remote testing

    As schools restart, NWEA is ready for remote testing

    As we look ahead to a safe, smart restart for schools this fall, I want to assure you that we’re ready and prepared to help teachers at... Continue Reading The post As schools restart, NWEA is...

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  • Let’s talk equity: Reading levels, scaffolds, and grade-level text

    Let’s talk equity: Reading levels, scaffolds, and grade-level text

    Our students already had quite a spring. Now, they are having what looks to be quite a summer. COVID-19 introduced some serious challenges to equal educational access... Continue Reading The post...

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  • How responsive planning can strengthen your formative assessment practice

    How responsive planning can strengthen your formative assessment practice

    In my work with educators over the years, I have found the majority associate formative assessment with the phrase “assessment for learning” and describe it as “in-the-moment... Continue...

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  • Anti-racism in your school: 5 books to help you navigate what’s next

    Anti-racism in your school: 5 books to help you navigate what’s next

    What a month, huh? Protests in all 50 states and in cities around the world demanding equal justice, protection, and support of black lives. As an educator,... Continue Reading The post...

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  • Get ready for fall with our school restart summit and guide

    Get ready for fall with our school restart summit and guide

    Whoever first told the story that educators just lounge around all summer had a very vivid imagination. You and I both know it’s pure fiction. It seems... Continue Reading The post Get ready for...

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  • Reflection time: 3 things to think about this summer

    Reflection time: 3 things to think about this summer

    How do we close an unconventional school year and plan for the uncertainty ahead? Reflect. The following post first appeared on the Newsela blog. Recently, “Congratulations, 6th... Continue...

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  • The power of formative assessment when the only constant is change

    The power of formative assessment when the only constant is change

    Before schools closed in March, I sat in on a lesson planning meeting with an Algebra II teaching team working on how to bring context to a... Continue Reading The post The power of formative...

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  • To support anti-racism, build a diverse staff

    To support anti-racism, build a diverse staff

    When I joined Chemeketa Community College, in Salem, Oregon, in 2011, word quickly got around that the English department finally had a faculty member who could check... Continue Reading The post...

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  • 5 tips for reopening after COVID-19 school closures from a Liberian school that made it through Ebola

    5 tips for reopening after COVID-19 school closures from a Liberian school that made it through Ebola

    Jeff Trudeau is in the unique position of being one of only a few educators able to take some highly educated guesses about what it will be... Continue Reading The post 5 tips for reopening after...

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  • 5 ways one Georgia school district is tackling remote learning

    5 ways one Georgia school district is tackling remote learning

    Ready for some real talk? None of us knows what we’re doing. Pandemic Teaching 101 simply wasn’t offered back when we were in college. Neither was Advanced... Continue Reading The post 5 ways one...

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  • We must teach children that George Floyd didn’t die in vain

    We must teach children that George Floyd didn’t die in vain

    I write this post with a heavy heart. The news of yet another unarmed black man dying in the hands of white police officers—this time, George Floyd, a... Continue Reading The post We must teach...

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  • NWEA grant helps East High School reduce AP enrollment disparity

    NWEA grant helps East High School reduce AP enrollment disparity

    At East High School in Madison, Wisconsin, an equity vision statement has long defined the faculty’s commitment to meeting the needs of every student: “East High School... Continue Reading The...

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  • Coronavirus and mental health: Resources to support kids during school closures

    Coronavirus and mental health: Resources to support kids during school closures

    With school and other closures affecting school-aged kids nationwide, it’s impossible not to think about the mental health effects this pandemic may be having on children and... Continue...

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  • How school counselors can care for others—and themselves—during coronavirus school closures

    How school counselors can care for others—and themselves—during coronavirus school closures

    School counselors have a unique role to fill while schools are shut down due to COVID-19 and, like teachers, they may still be adjusting to their new... Continue Reading The post How school...

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  • SEL and math: A perfect partnership during COVID-19 school closures and beyond

    SEL and math: A perfect partnership during COVID-19 school closures and beyond

    The current COVID-19 crisis has brought social-emotional learning (SEL) to the forefront in a new way as districts, teachers, parents, and students deal with anxiety, uncertainty, and... Continue...

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  • 3 reasons to use formative assessment in your virtual instruction—and tips on how to go about it

    3 reasons to use formative assessment in your virtual instruction—and tips on how to go about it

    One of the common practices of any art, regardless of its form, is a focus on fundamentals. Whether practicing scales for a musician, free throws for a... Continue Reading The post 3 reasons to...

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  • 7 things educators can do right now to support student growth and achievement

    7 things educators can do right now to support student growth and achievement

    Schools around the nation have closed for the school year and moved to online learning to try to help their students keep up. It’s likely that next... Continue Reading The post 7 things educators...

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  • 6 familiar tools you can lean on during school closures

    6 familiar tools you can lean on during school closures

    There is a lot coming at all of us these days. The last thing any of us wants is more change. As you execute your distance learning... Continue Reading The post 6 familiar tools you can lean on...

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