Category: Community Engagement


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How to Create a Classroom Teaching Matrix for Remote Instruction

March 31, 2020

This practice brief shares tips for maintaining continuity of learning through defining classroom expectations for remote (i.e., distance) instruction and online learning environments. With a few adaptations, teachers can use a PBIS framework to make remote learning safe, predictable, and positive.

School-wide positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) is an evidence-based framework for improving school climate, social-emotional competence, and academic achievement, and decreasing unsafe behavior in schools. Just as in a brick-and-mortar school, PBIS can be used to make virtual (i.e., online) education more effective.




Matthew Failor coming into Unalakleet.

Follow Iditarod’s 2020 Teacher on the Trail: Kelly Villar ’06 MA

March 18, 2020

Kelly (Heffley) Villar ’06 MA, a second-grade teacher for the past 16 years at Southeast Elementary School in Mansfield, Conn., was selected as the Iditarod Teacher on the Trail for 2020. The race officially began March 7, and Villar has been tracking her experience with blog posts and photos on the Iditarod’s Teacher on the Trail blog since arriving in Alaska in February.