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Michael Gaskell

Dr. Michael Gaskell is the principal at Hammarskjold Middle School in East Brunswick, N.J. and an author. His new book Leading Schools Through Trauma: A Data-Driven Approach to Helping Children Heal will be published in September. Follow him on Twitter: @GaskellMGaskell

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3 powerful social media solutions for students 
3 powerful social media solutions for students 

Balancing the positives of social media use with the potential pitfalls is a valuable tool for educators to share with their students.

Tapping gamification to track student progress
Tapping gamification to track student progress

Educators need information on where students are in their learning progress. Here’s how to glean it without inundating them with assessments.

How educators can help prevent bad social media behavior
How educators can help prevent bad social media behavior

Schools are often put in a reactive position when it comes to bad social media behavior by students -- but what if reactive plans were put in place instead?

5 tasks my middle school successfully moved to virtual
5 tasks my middle school successfully moved to virtual

Here's how moving several middle-school programs from in-person to a virtual format succeeded.

EdCamp: How to run yours virtually
EdCamp: How to run yours virtually

While they are popular, vibrant events, EdCamps in their original format cannot currently take place in person in most school communities nationwide. That doesn’t mean they cannot happen -- and one school figured out how to run them virtually.

3 keys for leading through crisis
3 keys for leading through crisis

Remote learning is over for now but new challenges await as we approach fall. Three keys to help you guide your teams to success.