November 2023 | In a new Edutopia article, McREL Senior Consultant Cheryl Abla shares simple strategies to get students talking about their learning. While it’s not uncommon for teachers to shy away from student-led discussions in middle and high school classes,
November 2023 | A new blog from Knowledge Alliance features South Dakota’s work to support teachers in the implementation of the Oceti Sakowin Essential Understandings and Standards (OSEUS) in classrooms across the state through a partnership
November 2023 | In his latest Research Matters column in Educational Leadership magazine, McREL’s CEO Bryan Goodwin shares five evidence-based classroom management strategies shown to encourage positive behaviors and address difficult ones.
June 2023 | Providing students with the time for “academic talk” during class is critical for student learning, McREL consultant Michele Kimball explains in the latest issue of EdWeek’s Classroom Q&A column with Larry Ferlazzo. Michele, along with other industry experts, provides advice based on the prompt: Everything you wanted to know about supporting English language learners to speak English but were afraid to ask.
May 2023 | The National School Boards Association (NSBA) shared a positive review of The New Classroom Instruction That Works in its May issue of ASBJ Journal. Per the reviewer, Sydney Carroll, “Any educator struggling with supporting their students’ ability to retain information would find the culturally responsive strategies shared in chapters Five through Seven helpful
April 2023 | Student engagement must go beyond the illusion of engagement to support deep thinking, education experts Jim Heal and Bryan Goodwin write in an article titled “Moving from Engagement to Deeper Thinking.” The article, featured in the April issue of ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine, states that once educators
April 2023 | Critical thinking doesn’t happen naturally. It’s a skill everyone must learn. The good news is it can be taught in all content areas and age levels. McREL’s CEO Bryan Goodwin highlights three teaching strategies that are proven to help educators promote critical thinking in their classrooms
February 2023 | When reviewing school curriculum and its impact on student achievement, asking the right questions matters, writes McREL’s CEO Bryan Goodwin in his February “Research Matters” column in ASCD’s Educational Leadership magazine.
January 2023 | McREL’s Bryan Goodwin and Kristin Rouleau address the topic of what’s new in The New Classroom Instruction That Works in this ASCD blog post, A New Distillation of What Works in Classroom Instruction. The latest edition is truly new, from top to bottom, they write. The book incorporates insights into the science of learning and highlights strategies proven to work toward ensuring a more equitable
December 7, 2022 | McREL Senior Consultant Cheryl Abla joined other industry experts in answering a question from teacher and author Larry Ferlazzo for his EdWeek Classroom Q&A column. This edition focused on advice for first-year teachers.
The question: What advice would you give to yourself as a first-year teacher?