Our goal is to make resources easy for you to find. The following are key areas of focus that districts from around the country have shared with us as needs. For each category, you will find articles, podcast episodes, and collections that address the area of need.

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SEL and Self-Care Resources for Teachers

As the pandemic continues, the rate of teacher burnout is on the rise. Teachers want to create a safe and supportive environment for their students. They want to provide social and emotional learning (SEL) and teach emotional intelligence, resilience, well-being, and self-care so that all students can thrive in this moment and in their future.

But to have the energy to support students, teachers need to start prioritizing their own self-care. The following resources share tips for helping teachers take time reflect on their needs and to design self-care goals with their specific situation in mind.

“R” You Ready to Recharge? Tips for Teacher Self-Care

Explore 12 ways to recharge and take care of yourself.

Best Practices 20 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Manage Your Teacher Workload in a Remote-Learning World

Explore strategies to reduce your teacher workload to save time and effort.

Best Practices 20 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Establish a Positive Teacher Presence in Your Virtual Classroom

Explore strategies for maintaining a positive presence to keep students engaged and informed in your virtual classroom.

Best Practices 15 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Start the Year by Fostering Your Students’ Growth Mindset

Help students transition to the new year by teaching and fostering their growth mindset.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#9 – Foster a Growth Mindset for Teachers and Students

Discover how learning mindsets can affect both teacher and student performance.

Tech Talk For Teachers 20 min

#21 – Lessons Learned in 2020: Embracing Uncertainty

Reflecting on 2020: among the challenges there have also been many things worth celebrating. Let’s take a look at our 9 lessons learned.

Tech Talk For Teachers 21 min

#20 – Connecting With Ourselves and Others to Recharge

Sending warm wishes for 2021! Join us for the final episode of our special holiday series for tips to establish a self-care routine for the new year.

Tech Talk For Teachers 7 min

#19 – Mindfulness Goals for This Holiday Season

Are you prioritizing everyone else in front of yourself? The holidays are the perfect time to start prioritizing you with these 4 ways to start!

Tech Talk For Teachers 6 min

#18 – “R” You Ready for Some R and R?

Join us to begin the countdown to the holidays with a three-part series that focuses on teacher self-care.

Tech Talk For Teachers 6 min

#15 – Practice Self-Care: Tips for Teachers and Students

Explore tips for finding time to take care of yourself, while also supporting students’ social and emotional needs.

Tech Talk For Teachers 30 min

#14 – Develop a Positive Teacher Presence

Explore strategies for maintaining a positive presence to keep students engaged and informed in your virtual classroom.

Tech Talk For Teachers 23 min

Social and Emotional Learning Support for Students

In remote and hybrid learning environments, social and emotional learning (SEL) needs that have always been present become amplified, and new needs may also emerge.

Teachers and students are separated by time and space, so normal support systems are being disrupted. Students feel isolated from their peers and disappointed to be missing out on milestone events.

Below are resources that include strategies, best practices, and tips for providing continual SEL support to students throughout the year.

#9 – Foster a Growth Mindset for Teachers and Students

Discover how learning mindsets can affect both teacher and student performance.

Tech Talk For Teachers 20 min

#17 – Celebrate: Building Community Beyond Your (Virtual) Classroom

Explore strategies to celebrate, cheer-on, and encourage students during remote learning to build their confidence and to create a positive classroom culture.

Tech Talk For Teachers 26 min

#15 – Practice Self-Care: Tips for Teachers and Students

Explore tips for finding time to take care of yourself, while also supporting students’ social and emotional needs.

Tech Talk For Teachers 30 min

#5 – Foster Relationships and Build Community During Remote Teaching

Cultivate a culture of trust in your virtual classroom by nurturing relationships and helping students build empathy and understanding for each other and you.

Tech Talk For Teachers 35 min

#4 – Explore Best Practices for Teaching Remotely

Explore strategies for engaging students in the first day, first week, and first month of school to support pivots to different learning models.

Tech Talk For Teachers 23 min

Create Community and Nurture Connections to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Develop strategies to establish and maintain a positive classroom community, nurturing virtual connections that are essential to the learning experience.

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Meet Students' Social and Emotional Needs During Digital Learning

Incorporate social and emotional learning (SEL) strategies to help ensure the overall well-being of your students.

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Rigorous Blended-Learning Strategies for Remote and Hybrid Learning Environments

Blended learning provides individualized data, timely feedback, and flexible pathways. Students are empowered with control over the pace of their learning, and they progress based on mastery rather than a predetermined schedule that may not suit their learning needs. In addition, the integration of technology opens up a world of opportunities and allows students to reach beyond the classroom walls to share their learning with a global audience.

The following resources explore rigorous blended-learning strategies for virtual learning, best practices for hybrid learning, as well as introductions to project-based and inquiry-based learning to provide students with real-world challenges to engage them in the learning process.

#23 – Guide, Inspire, and Empower Students Through Blended Learning

Explore how three blended-learning models may help you provide structure to your classroom and inspire your students to succeed in a virtual or hybrid learning environment.

Tech Talk For Teachers 21 min

#22 – Empower Students by Allowing Them Control of Pace, Place, Path, and Time in Blended Learning

Explore the four key elements of blended learning and how to apply them to your current teaching context to engage and motivate students.

Tech Talk For Teachers 21 min

#13 – Design Engaging Assessments for Remote Learning

Develop meaningful assessments of student learning in your virtual classroom.

Tech Talk For Teachers 23 min

#12 – Collect, Reflect, and Recollect: The Power of eBinders and ePortfolios

Learn to use eBinders and ePortfolios to help students collect exemplars of their work, so they can reflect upon, share, and celebrate their learning growth.

Tech Talk For Teachers 20 min

#10 – Create Differentiation for Students in Remote Learning

Leverage technology to provide differentiation to help students learn content effectively, according to their needs.

Tech Talk For Teachers 22 min

#8 – Develop Efficient and Effective Practices and Mindsets for Teaching Remotely

Explore strategies to reduce your teacher workload to save time and effort.

Tech Talk For Teachers 20 min

#7 – Support Student Collaboration During Remote Learning

Guide students towards effective and efficient virtual collaboration with the 4 strategies shared in this week’s podcast.

Tech Talk For Teachers 22 min

Connect and Engage Your Students During Live Video Lessons

Utilize these strategies to increase student engagement in your live video classes during remote and hybrid learning.

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Deliver Your Virtual Teaching Lesson

Implement these digital teaching strategies and tech tips to successfully deliver your virtual learning lessons to your students.

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Develop Your Students' Focused Note-Taking Skills

Learn an effective focused note-taking practice that incorporates digital strategies and tools to help students take notes and process their learning.

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Empower Students Through Creativity and Choice

Explore how to create learning experiences where students are empowered to make choices and create across multimedia modalities.

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Empower Students with Digital Study Skills

Introduce your students to the skillset they need to navigate the online world where they are engaging with their learning resources.

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Engage Students Through Inquiry Learning

Explore inquiry learning to help your students learn to think critically, ask higher-order questions, and effectively search for and find answers.

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Explore Blended Learning Strategies

Explore five blended-learning models and how they can be adapted for face-to-face, remote, and hybrid teaching.

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Explore Critical Reading and Viewing in a Digital Age

To be successful in this digital world, our students need new critical reading and viewing skills to help them interact effectively with information online.

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Foster Student Collaboration in a Tech-Empowered Classroom

Help students develop future-ready skills to collaborate across time and space through a variety of digital channels.

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Inspire Students With Project-Based Learning

Explore this dynamic classroom approach where students acquire deep knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.

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Thrive (Not Just Survive) in Hybrid Learning

Incorporate these strategies to design your lessons and units with flexibility to meet the needs of your learners in multiple delivery models at once.

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AALI Resources

Explore the following resources as we prepare existing materials for districts to introduce AALI. Articles can be repackaged into new collections that focus on specific topics.

The AVID Open Access Back-to-School Toolkit

Explore resources, tips, and strategies to help you prepare for the start of the school year regardless of format (face-to-face, remote, or hybrid).

Best Practices 6 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Address Academic Gaps

Review these five strategies for addressing academic gaps when students return in the fall.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Start the Year by Fostering Your Students’ Growth Mindset

Help students transition to the new year by teaching and fostering their growth mindset.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#9 – Foster a Growth Mindset for Teachers and Students

Discover how learning mindsets can affect both teacher and student performance.

Tech Talk For Teachers 20 min

Embrace Differences and Establish Community

Find resources and strategies to help you embrace differences in your classroom and promote equity.

Best Practices 7 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Connect Positively With Families

Explore five tips for communicating and connecting with families in order to develop a positive home and school partnership.

Best Practices 17 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Create a Culturally Relevant Classroom

Develop your understanding and learn how to engage in strategies that will make your class more culturally relevant.

Best Practices 5 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

Build Classroom Community to Support Your Students’ Social and Emotional Needs

Develop strategies to establish relationships and build a positive classroom community for your students.

Best Practices 11 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#14 – Develop a Positive Teacher Presence

Explore strategies for maintaining a positive presence to keep students engaged and informed in your virtual classroom.

Tech Talk For Teachers 23 min

#23 – Guide, Inspire, and Empower Students Through Blended Learning

Explore how three blended-learning models may help you provide structure to your classroom and inspire your students to succeed in a virtual or hybrid learning environment.

Tech Talk For Teachers 21 min

#22 – Empower Students by Allowing Them Control of Pace, Place, Path, and Time in Blended Learning

Explore the four key elements of blended learning and how to apply them to your current teaching context to engage and motivate students.

Tech Talk For Teachers 21 min

Teach Students Digital Collaboration Skills

Create a positive, trusting environment to teach students digital collaboration skills.

Best Practices 8 min Grades K-12 Resource by:

#29 – Engage Students with Project-Based Learning

Discover how to help students develop skills for living in a knowledge-based society through the implementation of project-based learning.

Tech Talk For Teachers 26 min

Create Community and Nurture Connections to Support Social and Emotional Learning

Develop strategies to establish and maintain a positive classroom community, nurturing virtual connections that are essential to the learning experience.

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Empower Students Through Creativity and Choice

Explore how to create learning experiences where students are empowered to make choices and create across multimedia modalities.

Collection

Empower Students with Digital Study Skills

Introduce your students to the skillset they need to navigate the online world where they are engaging with their learning resources.

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Engage Students Through Inquiry Learning

Explore inquiry learning to help your students learn to think critically, ask higher-order questions, and effectively search for and find answers.

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Establish a Feedback System to Keep Everyone Informed

Keep your key stakeholders informed throughout the remote-learning process with these guiding principles, practical strategies, and technology tools.

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Explore Blended Learning Strategies

Explore five blended-learning models and how they can be adapted for face-to-face, remote, and hybrid teaching.

Collection

Foster Student Collaboration in a Tech-Empowered Classroom

Help students develop future-ready skills to collaborate across time and space through a variety of digital channels.

Collection

Inspire Students With Project-Based Learning

Explore this dynamic classroom approach where students acquire deep knowledge through active exploration of real-world challenges and problems.

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Reimagine Summative Assessments for Increased Student Agency

Design summative assessments for your virtual classroom that will motivate and engage students to demonstrate their learning.

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Support and Nurture Future-Ready Learners

Explore ways to empower your students with the confidence, skills, and strategies they will need to be future-ready learners.

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