The popular blog posts featured in this E-Bulletin encapsulate the issues that have been top of mind for educators this year. Find insights from WestEd experts to support our nation’s teachers, create equitable student outcomes, tackle learning loss, and more.
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“We continue to organize and staff schools with a model of asking teachers to fill multiple professional roles for all learners with a staffing model that has looked pretty much the same for decades, while the job has changed, and the demands have significantly increased.”
Strategies such as incorporating teacher self-care time into the school calendar, relieving teachers of non-core responsibilities, and providing mentoring and other peer-to-peer growth opportunities can contribute to a culture of wellness.
Culturally and linguistically responsive assessment practices reflect authentic and diverse student experiences, interests, and values. Learn why these assessments are so valuable and why creating them isn’t as difficult as you think.
In this Q&A, WestEd’s Niki Sandoval identifies strategies to support equitable outcomes for Indigenous students. One best practice is for educators to welcome and commit to listening to the perspectives of Indigenous students, families, and communities on a consistent, year-round basis.
School districts currently have access to an unprecedented infusion of funds to address the impact of the pandemic on student learning. Those funds must be used to invest in strong, evidence-based instructional strategies to improve teaching and learning. Here are four strategies that meet the criteria.
What if educators defined safety not as the absence of the negative but the existence of the positive? Find out how one teacher is using a new resource to spark in student leaders a transformative paradigm shift around school safety.