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In Oakland, Reinventing School...

Feb 2, 2018 by

A district-wide focus on social and emotional learning has found an unlikely new partner: the police. By Nora Fleming – On a...

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Extending the Silence

Jan 26, 2018 by

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning. By...

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Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly...

Jan 18, 2018 by

Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work. By...

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Will Letter Grades Survive?

Jan 14, 2018 by

A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment. By Laura McKenna –...

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Encouraging a Sense of Gratitu...

Dec 31, 2017 by

Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills. By Marissa King...

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The Future of Fake News

Dec 18, 2017 by

New audio and video software will make media manipulations harder to detect. These essential media literacy questions can help. By...

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Teaching Current Events in the...

Dec 6, 2017 by

Four tips for including the news in your curriculum while helping students cope with the abundance of negative stories. By Heather...

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Ditching the Math Textbook

Nov 22, 2017 by

Using music and seeking out math in the real world are two options to pursue when you set aside your textbook. By Scott Newcomb...

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Teaching Kids to Argue—Respect...

Nov 17, 2017 by

Tools and resources for teaching controversial topics and building students’ argumentation skills. By Suzie Boss – When...

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Quick Classroom Exercises to C...

Nov 8, 2017 by

These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their learning. By Dr....

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Easing the Shift From Elementa...

Oct 25, 2017 by

A few ways teachers can help new middle schoolers—and their families—cope with this big change. By Heather Wolpert-Gawron – The...

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Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rul...

Oct 15, 2017 by

A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it. By David Tow...

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6 Strategies for Taking High-Q...

Oct 8, 2017 by

Get your students thinking deeply while they’re taking notes—and show them how to make the most of those notes later. By Dr. John...

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A School Built on Personalizat...

Oct 1, 2017 by

Sal Khan founded a school on the same principles of personalization that drove the success of his YouTube tutorials. By Tom Berger...

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Why Students Forget—and What Y...

Sep 21, 2017 by

Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick. By Youki Terada...

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An Academic Use for Social Med...

Sep 10, 2017 by

You can leverage micro-writing—tweets, Instagram posts, and the like—to help students improve their communication and writing skills....

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How to Remember Students’ Name...

Aug 29, 2017 by

Instead of resorting to “Hey, you,” try these techniques for retrieving names. By Todd Finley – It’s a common predicament for...

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The Impact of Student-Created ...

Aug 20, 2017 by

Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence. By...

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Playful Inquiry for Elementary...

Aug 17, 2017 by

Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom. By Suzie Boss – Stepping...

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Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Fram...

Jul 27, 2017 by

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other. By Laura Thomas – Responding to our male students’...

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