As we begin to look forward to 2019, let us not forget to reflect on this past year. What did you learn and how did you grow? 

Teachers and leaders across the world contribute annually to our blog, sharing best practices, thought-provoking insights, and innovative solutions.

To wrap up 2018, we’ve gathered our top 8 most popular blogs from this last year. Maybe some inspired you with a new idea, maybe you wrote one, or maybe they are a last-minute opportunity to learn and grow this year!

Top Blogs by Our PD Team

Improve Classroom Management with Restorative Justice

Find out how many schools and districts are implementing restorative justice and restorative practices as an improved framework for classroom management.


Upgrade Instructional Coaching with These Five Tips

Many districts and schools are utilizing instructional coaching to support teachers with their instructional practice and curriculum development. Support the work of these positions with proven strategies for effective instructional coaching.


Top Blogs for Curriculum Development

A Learning Map Connects Instructional Planning & Student Learning

The use of learning maps and backward planning are inherently complementary and provide context, promote inquiry, and guide instruction.


Design 21st Century Learners with Project-Based Learning

Leverage Project-Based Learning to plan, teach, and assess the Global Competencies and achieve the Simultaneous Outcomes for 21st Century learners.


Top Blogs for Teaching Strategies

What Is Authentic Learning and How Do I Use It?

With authentic learning, you create a student-centered classroom that makes learning meaningful by engaging students in relevant and real-world learning.


Four Low-Tech Learning Activities to Elevate Student Understanding

To support you in applying low-tech learning activities, we’ve picked some of the tools that provide the most flexibility while being fairly low-prep.


Top Blogs for School Leadership

Need Teacher Buy-In? Start with Professional Development

Besides equipping teachers with concrete skills that will transfer to classroom instruction, professional development time can also be used productively to generate teacher buy-in and support for a mission, initiative, or culture.


Moving to Standards-Based Grading, a 3-Step Guide

Learn how a school developed a process for standards-based grading that provided positive and constructive feedback about student learning.


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