“Teachers and students have gone through a grueling year. The last thing we should do is recreate learning environments that isolate students and feed them rote exercises with a catch-up mindset completely outside of the context of teacher-driven lessons. We must be focused on acceleration, not remediation so that every hour in the classroom counts,” says Newsela Chief Academic Officer Dan Cogan-Drew.
of educators reported that student engagement is important in addressing learning loss. Only 8% believe improved test scores are a sign of student engagement.*
of district leaders and principals say state assessments play a role in their approach to addressing learning loss. 51% say they would change their recovery plans if state assessments were waived.*
of district leaders and principals believe their reliance on remediation tools will be the same or higher in this upcoming school year.*
of all educators think remediation tools are neutral or ineffective. While more than half of administrators say this approach is effective, less than 1 in 3 teachers agree.*
* EdWeek Research Center survey commissioned by Newsela, April 2021
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95% of educators say that student engagement is an important part of their learning recovery plans.* Empower teachers to build high-impact, engaging lessons that advance rigorous instruction, with real-world content that’s aligned to standards, accessible to all students and adapts as they build skills.
Broad-based remediation is not the answer. Repetitive skills practice with lessons devoid of context for students is only going to disengage and demotivate them further. Most educators agree, with 53% saying* self-paced computer intervention tools are neutral or ineffective.*
Differentiation expert Dr. Rhonda Bondie will share how a focus forward leads to deep learning, why reteaching old stuff won’t work, and how the Optimal Challenge framework helps reach all students.
Dive into Newsela’s recommendations for learning recovery plans in our new 4-part webinar series. We’ll cover thoughtfully assessing where students are, plans for acceleration, engagement, and meeting students’ social-emotional needs.
Students spend over 1,000 hours in school each year. It’s time to make every hour count for every student. See what meaningful learning looks like. #LearningFound
In crafting recovery plans, we have a rare opportunity to redesign education systems to better serve all students. The best way to do is? Embrace the principles of learning science.
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What does engaged learning look like in your classroom?