Author Archives: Dawn LoMauro

How to Teach Character in the Classroom and Online

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Students benefit from working with their teachers to develop core tenets that guide their behavior in school and at home.

Good teaching involves character building. I find myself worrying as much about students’ hearts as I do about their minds—or their …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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How to Cultivate a Trauma-Informed Classroom Environment

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Students come to us in all shapes and sizes, with all different abilities and challenges, and it is our job to both identify and meet those various needs. But what if those “needs” aren’t measured on a formal assessment, or …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Lessons in Leadership: Principal’s viral music video highlights commitment to school culture

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For Quentin Lee, injecting a little fun into the day — whether directly or through MC Hammer parodies — is critical to building relationships and driving engagement.

Finding ways to inject fun into learning is crucial even in the best of time, …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Here’s How I Created a Virtual Class Library

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Once upon a time, schools and classrooms offered libraries with a variety of books for students to borrow. Today, due to the pandemic, in most schools borrowing physical books has been put on hold for the foreseeable future.

Book talks, …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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5 ed tech trends to watch in 2021

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When the coronavirus pandemic hit the U.S. in March, Joliet Public Schools in Illinois went into what Director of Technology and Information Services John Armstrong calls “emergency learning.”

It consisted of “choice boards, paper packets — things that could be done …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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7 Ways for Teachers to Truly Connect With Parents

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For some parents, the most relevant question is, “How is your family doing?”
By Laura BradyStephanie FrybergHazel Rose MarkusCamilla GriffithsJenny YangPerla Rodriguez & Laura Mannen-Martínez — December 31, 2020  5 min read
No matter how districts …
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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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Snow days canceled because of COVID-19 online school? Not in these school districts

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Forecasters expected 2 feet of snow this week from the biggest East Coast winter storm in years, but students in many areas might not rejoice the same way they once did.

Snow days, those celebrated breaks from school, are melting away …

Posted by Dawn LoMauro
Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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How to build relationships with students in remote learning environments

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Activities typically used in the fall can be tapped throughout the year by middle and high school teachers to strengthen connections with students, writes Edutopia. These projects can also help students focus better on their work and strengthen their execution.

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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4 ways schools use video game design to spark interest in computer science

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Districts can hook students with existing enthusiasm, helping them build technical and soft skills while also broadening STEM diversity.

In the Lewisville Independent School District in Texas, video game design and programming courses typically get 200 students a year to …

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Dawn LoMauro Operations Manager/Exec Asst to the Assoc Provost Dawn LoMauro
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A Learning Environment | Implementing Universal Design Learning at Work

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If you work in education, you are likely already aware of universal design learning (UDL), a framework that is integral in the creation of inclusive classrooms. Rooted in learning science, UDL is about providing multiple entry points for people to …

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