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To Make Big Changes for Students, Teachers Should Think a Little Smaller (2020)

By October 1, 2020January 13th, 2021No Comments

While districts and policymakers focus on sweeping changes to schools, teachers can get big results by making comparatively small changes to their daily practice. This companion piece to the McREL book Tilting Your Teaching introduces you to the seven Simple Shifts—adjustments that every teacher can make immediately to turn dodgy classroom situations into engaging learning opportunities. And the paper shows how the Simple Shifts can be adapted to online learning to help teachers thrive in the COVID-19 environment.

Pearsall, G. (2020). To make big changes for students, teachers should think a little smaller. McREL International.

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