Featured Articles


Closing the Capacity Gap: An Effective Intervention for Title I Students

“The greatest obstacle to discovery is the illusion of knowledge” --Roger Stark The Illogical Logic of Title I Funding Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 ...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark

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Second Chances: Transforming School Literacy

Four years ago, our school received the news that no one ever wants to hear: it had been labeled as “CIR” or comprehensive intervention required. As an “F” school, the 200-student institution...

Michael Gollow


Neuro Balance: Color Code Your Mental State to Prevent Burnout and Perform at Your Best

In our fast-paced, hyper-connected world defined by the pressure to do more than ever before, it’s no wonder that today’s workforce is in the throes of a burnout crisis. It’s this crisis that...

Katerina Lengold


Students Flourish in the Spaces Between our Focus on the Core Curriculum

What two experts - one in leadership, one in EdTech - say anchors a student’s sense of well-being

Al Kingsley


10 Different Ways to Encourage Youth Entrepreneurship

In 2010, world-renowned education and innovation expert, the late and great Sir Ken Robinson released a short animated film, titled Changing Education Paradigms . In the video, Robinson ...

Robyn D. Shulman


Explore Social and Emotional Learning Opportunities in Art Class

Two former art educators share their keys to unlocking the collaborative potential of art projects.

Nadine Dresbach and Mary Reilly


Ch, Ch, Changes: Turn and Face the Change

When I was a little girl, I remember the anticipation and frustration around Daylight Savings Time. It marked the end of the school year nearing, but it also meant that my brother and I were goin...

Tamara Fyke


EdTech Intel: Overcoming AI's Biggest Roadblock

Empathy is crucial in the education sector to foster a multitude of gains. For one, teachers who show empathy can better grasp the needs and backgrounds of their students, enabling them to ad...

Angel Vossough


Should We “Teach” Executive Functions or “Teach about” Executive Functions?

In an article published in Education Week on March 1, education therapist Lexi Peterson says about executive functions: “If we treated these thinking skills as an essential part of the cur...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


The Second-Best Article of 2024 About Nurturing Curiosity in Math

When I taught high school math, I wish I spent more time creating the conditions that help students be more curious about math. I’m reminded of this every time I ask adults whether they remem...

Dr. Tim Hudson


Personalized Learning Revolution: How AI Tailors Educational Content for Every Student

Recent advances in AI technology have brought forth new possibilities for revolutionizing education through highly customized, adaptive learning platforms. AI-powered ed tech tools now allo...

Dev Nag


AI and Education: What are the Goals?

In our lifetimes, the most important technological advancements may arguably include cellular phones, the internet, and digital payments, each revolutionizing how we communicate, access infor...

Kiran Kodithala


How Education IT Departments Learn from Their Students: It's All in the Apps

In the wake of the digital boom that echoed out from the pandemic era, schools have steadily been coming to grips with how to operate in a reality where devices are far more ubiquitous in cla...

Justin Reilly


How SEL Supports STEM Learning

From coding robots to 3D printing, STEM subjects can be challenging, exciting, and intellectually stimulating. They can also prepare students for various career paths, equipping them with concr...

Amanda Vaden


AI in Language Learning: Humans Still Hold the Key

Language learning is experiencing a revolution. Large language models (LLMs) and AI-powered apps are sprouting like digital mushrooms, promising fluency with just a few swipes and clicks. And the...

Dan Berges


Creating Cultures of Inquiry

During my first year of teaching, I had the misfortune of overhearing one of my students utter a phrase that every teacher dreads: “Mr. Hammill’s class is so boring!” I was crushed. I was new ...

Drew Hammill


Using Data to Enhance the Academic Experience

One of the unfortunate realities of higher education is that not everyone who enters the academy leaves with a degree. The percentage of students who drop out and never receive a diploma vari...

Kiran Kodithala


What Do We Mean by Cognitive Capacity?

We’ve been encountering the term “cognitive capacity” more and more often since we started to make the distinction between “cognitive ability” and “cognitive capacity” a few years ago. The re...

Betsy Hill and Roger Stark


A Brief Overview of Dual-Language Programs

Most people have heard about English language learning programs for ESL, Multilingual, and Bilingual students. However, did you know there is a program that embraces dual-language immersion? D...

Robyn D. Shulman


Time to Embrace Nondegree Pathways: Awareness, Education, Acceptance

With declining college enrollment and a growing trend toward skills-based hiring, it’s not surprising that more and more young people are interested in more flexible and affordable postse...

Julie Lammers

Featured Papers

The Learning Counsel presents journals, papers and briefs on critical topics in Digital Education.

Most will require registration in order to access them, but they are all free.

Three Near-Term Innovation Areas for K12
K12 human resources are crucial to utilizing the cloud successfully. Roles and responsibilities have all changed dramatically since the start of the pandemic, and a new trend to move to core co...
An Essential Audio Ingredient in Today’s Accessible Learning Environments
Today’s learning environments have changed markedly from just a couple years ago, prior to the pandemic. Tech devices are comprehensively in both the student and teacher hands, but are they missin...
The Gaps Remaining for District Digital Transition
Most administrators know there are still gaps remaining in their school or district’s digital transition. Recent studies including the 2021 Digital Transition Surveys for Administrators and Teache...
5 Steps to Fixing the Hidden Traffic of Records Management Overwhelming Schools
How come digital processes seem easier but are often harder to manage? A major shift to digital teaching and learning in schools has developed an additional digital traffic load for teachers and f...
From Chaos to Learning Recovery: Going from Manual-Digital All the Way to Efficiency
Seeing the Levels of Chaos Helps Anchor Bringing Order Schools and districts that recently lost 4 percent of students to alternatives continued to lose students in 2021 at an accelerated pace (no...
Hybrid Logistics Security
Your district is a brand, and your network security helps power its reputation. With the accelerated move to hybrid learning environments over the past year, school districts across the nation are...