Educator Voices

From Inquiry To Technology: A Reading List For Progressive Teachers contributed by Jesse Lubinsky It’s possible that the term ‘progressive teaching’ is unnecessary. Maybe it’s just ‘good teaching.’ But we’re going to go with it anyway because regardless of...
The Benefits And Necessity Of Interdisciplinary Education contributed by Dennis Wesley, Independent educational researcher Why is interdisciplinary learning important? Is it all relevant, let alone necessary, in the context of contemporary education, which is dominated by engineering, the applied...
Often when coordinating a focus group or presenting a new SETDA resources via a webinar, I mention the Why. Why do we spend the time to research and report on policies and practices? Why do leaders gather to collaborate on topics of interest? The Why always relays back to the students.  State...
There are a lot of skills necessary to succeed in school that aren’t directly about mastering content, including the ability to recognize, name and control ones emotions. The school day often comes with lots of emotion, everything from elation to frustration, which makes it the perfect place...
SETDA opposes the FCC’s proposal to sweep the E-rate and other Universal Service Fund programs under a single budgetary cap and “prioritize” them. The USF is a vital tool for state leaders working to connect students to high capacity broadband at school and at home and this...

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