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Matt Homrich-Knieling

Writer and Educator

Matt Homrich-Knieling is a writer, educator, and parent based in Detroit. He has over seven years of experience as a middle school ELA and writing teacher, and he has also worked as an in-school Restorative Justice Coordinator. Additionally, Matt served as an ELA department lead for three years and served as a mentor to beginning teachers. Currently, Matt is a stay-at-home parent with his two spirited babies.

Teacher sitting at a desk, looking stressed and pinching the bridge of their nose on a blog titled 'Managing Teacher Overwhelm at the End of the School Year'
Matt Homrich-Knieling May 18, 2023

Managing Teacher Overwhelm at the End of the School Year

We want to make sure teachers end the school year feeling supported and encouraged, not stressed and overwhelmed. We’ve compiled a list of strategies and resources to manage teacher overwhelm with end-of-year responsibilities....
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Teacher and student share a high-five on blog post titled 'Maintaining Student Engagement Through the End of the School Year'
Matt Homrich-Knieling May 10, 2023

Maintaining Student Engagement Through the End of the School Year with Reflection-Based Projects

The school year is winding down, but that doesn’t have to mean students are disengaged! We’ve compiled a list of reflection-based activities to maintain student engagement through the end of the year....
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Teacher points to a group of students raising their hands eagerly on blog post titled 'Promoting Positive Teacher Mental Health: How to Foster Resilience and Reduce Stress in Your School
Matt Homrich-Knieling May 1, 2023

Promoting Positive Teacher Mental Health: How to Foster Resilience and Reduce Stress in Your School

Being an educator is tougher than ever. Here are some ways that principals can foster a more energizing, positive environment for their staff, while also decreasing their own stress....
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Student immersed in studying on a blog post titled 'Strategies for Educational Leaders to Ease Stress and Disruption'
Matt Homrich-Knieling April 25, 2023

Navigating Testing Season: Strategies for Educational Leaders to Ease Stress and Disruption

Testing season can be a stressful time in schools - but it doesn’t have to be! Here are some tips and strategies school leaders can use to ease disruptions....
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Smiling teacher standing at the door to her classroom
Matt Homrich-Knieling April 19, 2023

10 Creative Ways Principals Can Show Teacher Appreciation

It’s almost Teacher Appreciation Week! Here are some of the best ways that school leaders can sincerely show gratitude....
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Group of teachers.
Matt Homrich-Knieling March 29, 2023

Education Leader Resource: 3 Ways Schools Can Implement Learning Progressions for Teacher PD

Learn how to implement learning progressions in your school and district....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling March 20, 2023

Education Leader Resource: Why Teachers Need Learning Progressions to Grow in Their Practice

Learn about the impact of professional learning experiences on both teachers and education leaders....
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February 27, 2023

Solution Spotlight: Advancing Equity in Elmira City School District

Explore how one New York district is working with BetterLesson to advance equitable instructional practices....
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Matt Homrich-Knieling February 22, 2023

Education Leader Resource: Bringing SEL Practices into Every Area of Instruction

Learn about how SEL can be embedded into everyday instruction to support your students’ mental and emotional health....
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