Day: May 1, 2020

Empower Students with Virtual Learning Resources to Address Substance Misuse from Dose of Knowledge

CVS Health and Discovery Education have partnered to expand the Pharmacists Teach program for educators and students with a no-cost prevention program, Dose of Knowledge. The program strives to empower educators to address substance misuse and educate students to make good decisions for the health and well-being of themselves and their community.

These new resources equip educators with the appropriate skills to introduce the challenging subject of substance misuse to students in grades 6-12 through accessible video vignettes and standards-aligned digital lesson bundles.  Each digital lesson bundle also includes a comprehensive educator and pharmacist guide to help extend learning

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May 2020: Differentiation Strategies to Support Learners

Differentiation of instruction for all students in your classroom is sometimes a daunting task. How do you ensure all students receive the curriculum content in the way they learn and understand best?

Cathy Weselby, in a March 2020 post on the Resilient Educator Web site, provides a well-stated overview of the important research, history, and methodologies for differentiating instruction in the classroom.

I love this practical overview.

Differentiating instruction may mean teaching the same material to all students using a variety of instructional strategies, or it may require the teacher to deliver lessons at varying levels of difficulty based

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DeVos pushes education agenda with federal covid-19 relief money

“The current disruption to the normal model is reaffirming something I have said for years: we must rethink education to better match the realities of the 21st century,” she said in the announcement. “This is the time for local education leaders to unleash their creativity and ingenuity, and I’m looking forward to seeing what they do to provide education freedom and economic opportunity for America’s students.”

The Michigan billionaire has in the past been clear about her views of traditional public schools, referring to them as “a monopoly” and a “dead end.” She has advocated for decades for the expansion

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