K-12 Schools

Podcast: Why won’t my Hispanic students speak English?

November 17, 2017 Published by

I wanted to talk about today’s topic. I know it can be politically loaded. And what I would like to do is take the political thread out of it in order to better serve students. Which is often the case, when we take out some of the elements of anything…

Revised Research-Based Strategies features effect sizes, 20+ new strategies

August 21, 2017 Published by

An all-in-one guide to academic, behavioral, and community solutions! Varying levels of personal, social, and material resources can create specific challenges for students, as well as for schools and communities. Educators are key: Teachers are integral to the lives of under-resourced young people who can and will achieve success if…

Audio: What do parents want from teachers?

August 18, 2017 Published by

This is an excerpt from the audio series Teaching on Your Feet by Rita Pierson. Teachers are always searching for new ways to get things done. We’re searching for ways to involve parents, we’re searching for ways to motivate children. We are searching for answers that we need to make…

How to increase student growth and raise teacher expectations

August 16, 2017 Published by

Increasing student growth and raising teacher expectations are two of the biggest challenges facing educators today. Here are three areas you can address with workable strategies in your classroom, school, or district. Encourage teachers to expect more, and prompt students to grow to meet expectations. Calibrate and standardize student work…

Creating Inclusion and Well-Being for Marginalized Students features Ruby Payne

August 14, 2017 Published by

Ruby has written a chapter called “Children and Poverty: Helping Them Learn” for a new book edited by Linda Goldman and published by Jessica Kingsley Publishers. It is increasingly challenging for educators to teach without a deeper understanding of their students’ life experiences. This is particularly the case in marginalized…

Audiobook excerpt: A Framework for Understanding Poverty

August 11, 2017 Published by

My approach to poverty is eminently practical: Having worked for many years in schools and school districts, I know firsthand that teachers need down-to-earth, relevant strategies in addition to theory. Their mission—and it is a critically important one—is to reach the children in their classrooms. They are on the front…

Join Ruby’s summer book club for educators on Facebook

July 24, 2017 Published by

Check out our free, online, low-key book club for educators. We’re currently reading A Framework for Understanding Poverty, and when we’ve finished that book, we will vote on our next book. All the books will be written by and/or for educators. Worried about what you’ve missed already in Framework? Check…