Teaching Social-Emotional Skills Amid COVID-19

It’s tempting to put students’ social, emotional, and mental well-being on the back burner as schools scramble to make up for lost learning and navigate the tough logistical and political…

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It’s Fall Harvest Time with SST 13

SST 13 Fall Harvest with OCALICON Fall is the time of year that ushers in both endings and new beginnings.  It normally brings to an end the humid summers and…

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Redesigning Family and Community Partnership

By: Megan Horstmeier   During this unique time it is more important than ever to engage your families and community with the happenings of the school. We can no longer…

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Are The Risks Of Reopening Schools Exaggerated?

Many schools are grappling with the decision to bring students back in person or to continue with remote and/or blended learning plans. Pediatrician, Dr. Danielle Dooley, a medical director at…

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Using the Simple View of Reading to Simplify Your Work

Literacy leaders are overwhelmed by the number of decisions and stakeholders involved in their work, with the very high stakes of literacy achievement of real students, everyday. We have to…

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Engaging Families in a New Way!

With all the changes happening everyday family engagement is moving to the for front of everyone’s mind. We can’t just inform parents of our discussions we must include them as…

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Now is the time. Shifting mindset required.

Embedding Inclusive Practices. When you think about inclusion, what comes to mind? You may think first of including everyone in an educational setting. Good start. What does that look like?…

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5 Reasons Why Student-Teacher Relationships are Important

5 Reasons Why Student-Teacher Relationships are Important (thank you to albert.io) Relationship building with students has been shown to be instrumental in student success, and it may be one of…

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