About the author: Melissa Greenwood | SmartBlogs

Melissa Greenwood Melissa Greenwood is SmartBrief’s senior education editor, with responsibility for the content in a variety of SmartBrief’s education e-news briefs. She also manages content for SmartBlog on Education and related social media channels. Prior to joining SmartBrief, Melissa held a variety of positions in the education field, including classroom teacher and education editor and writer..


SmartBrief Education’s monthly Editor’s Choice Content Award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss. January 2016 marks the beginning of the third year of this monthly award.

Our editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.[…] Continue Reading »


SmartBlog on Education this month is exploring the science of learning. Join us for original content in which experts explore trends in learning research and highlight teaching strategies that can help improve student performance. In this Q&A, Kathleen Gallagher, principal of Baker Elementary, a Title 1 school in the San Diego Unified School District, highlights best practices for teaching English learners and using digital supplements to accelerate progress

Q: What is LTEL and how do English-language learners fall into the category?[…] Continue Reading »

Last month, SmartBlog on Education contributors offered education predictions and set new intentions for 2016. Topics included professional development, college and career readiness and bullying prevention. Here’s a roundup in case you missed any of the articles:

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The two winners of our 2015 Educators’ Choice Content Award — English teacher Sarah Henderson and science teacher Ramy Mahmoud — challenged readers to think outside the box with original content pieces about laughter and learning and why student data doesn’t tell the whole story.

Sarah Henderson has taught high-school English in private schools in Michigan, California and Arizona for the past 19 years.[…] Continue Reading »

SmartBlog on Education’s monthly content award recognizes content written by educators, for educators that inspires readers to engage, innovate and discuss.

Our editors and writers sift through thousands of sources each day, reading a variety of content, including blogs and commentaries written by you and your peers.

In an effort to recognize some of the innovative voices in the field, we’ve asked our team to nominate their favorite content each month from which we’ll choose two winners for the Editor’s Choice Content Award.[…] Continue Reading »