Category: K–12

ESSER Funding: Time Is Limited

Apr 14, 2023

ESSER funds are limited, are you ready to mitigate the learning gaps with unfinished learning? 

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Biographies for Women’s History Month

Mar 30, 2022

For Women’s History Month, our editorial staff shares some biography recommendations.

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Integrating Ada Lovelace into Your Classroom

Oct 8, 2021

Tessa Henry, a supervising editor on SRM’s math team, shares some of what she’s learned about Ada Lovelace, as well as some ideas for a lesson plan for Ada Lovelace Day (October 12).

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Two Ways of Teaching History

Mar 31, 2021

History teachers face a perennial challenge: how to cover an increasing amount of content in a finite amount of time. Every year, there’s a little bit more history to add, but there are never more school days to cover it.

SRM’s Associate Editorial Director of Humanities, Ilene Goldman, compares two methods of teaching history.

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The Wonderful World of Commas, Part I

Feb 26, 2021

Because a comma can change the meaning of a sentence, understanding a writer’s intent and applying commas judiciously can be the most challenging part of a copyeditor’s work. Regardless of what rules a specific style guide follows or which side of the Oxford comma debate you’re on, one thing is true: SRM copyeditors have your back.

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Cooking Up a Leveled-Text Program

Dec 18, 2020

What can benchmark a student’s reading level, focus all eyes during a guided reading session, and provide opportunities for instructional practice in everything from phonics to reading comprehension strategies?

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How to Minimize Cheating in an Online Course

Sep 25, 2020

Cheating is a concern for any course at any level, but for many instructors, concerns about cheating are magnified in the online space. If a student is sitting at home with an Internet full of answers waiting at their fingertips, what’s to keep them from giving in to temptation?

While there is no silver bullet to prevent students from cheating in your online class, there are steps that you can take to significantly reduce the likelihood that students will cheat, including addressing both the underlying motivation to cheat and the mechanisms students use to cheat.

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Crafting Standards-Based K–5 English Language Arts Lessons from Texts at Hand

Jul 27, 2020

Covid-19 has disrupted K–12 curriculum. Whether you are a teacher adapting lessons to online instruction or a homeschooling parent, you may be struggling to provide your K–5 students with the appropriate texts to teach grade-level Common Core State Standards skills in English language arts (ELA). Here’s good news: just about any available text, from an informational article to a favorite picture book, can be used to teach and practice most of the skills.

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Resources for Integrating Anti-racism in Course Development

Jul 17, 2020

When you’re sitting down to develop a course or write a textbook, how can you minimize unconscious bias in your content and design? SRM editors and learning experience designers shared their go-to sources to help think about racism and other biases in content development.

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How to Prepare for a Meeting with a Digital Learning Consultant

Apr 24, 2020

Your school is ready to start thinking about remote teaching and launching or expanding its online learning program, and you’ve got a meeting scheduled with a consultant. What can you do to prepare for this meeting so you can make the most out of the initial consult?

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