Learning Loss

According to The Glossary of Education Reform, “learning loss refers to any specific or general loss of knowledge and skills” caused by “extended gaps or discontinuities in a student’s education.” Learning gaps can be caused by illness, inclement weather, natural disasters, midyear teacher turnover, or summer break. The knowledge and skills students lose manifest as reversals in academic, social, or emotional progress. Most educators have faced this issue before, in one form or another. So, while this challenge is not new for educators, the daunting scope and magnitude are. This moment calls for proven, scalable solutions.

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Over the next few weeks and months, we will be sharing invaluable tips and resources that will speak to educators’ most pressing questions about responding to learning loss. We aim to sustain and encourage your efforts as you move forward to create safe, joyful, and engaging classrooms and schools.

Responding to learning Loss


Question 1

Overcoming Learning Challenges with Envisioning Language

Reinforcing Language: Giving Middle Schoolers Supportive Feedback

Power of Our Words

The Power of Our Words for Middle School

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Quick Coaching Guide

Quick Coaching Guide

Creating Equity Using the Responsive Classroom Approach

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Using Observation to Enhance Learning

Challenge is a Part of Learning

Student Practice Template

Quick Coaching Guide

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Making Test Prep Engaging and Stress Free

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Self Assessment and Goal Setting Go Hand in Hand

Quick Coaching Guide

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Finding Time for Self-care During the School Day

Self-Care Doesn´t Have to Wait Until After School

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Breathe Life into Learning with Engaging Academics

Quick Coaching Guide

Question 9

Article: Will your students keep learning this summer?

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Question 10

Article: Breathe Life into Learning with Engaging Academics

Publication Motivators

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