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For Young Brains, a Storytelli...

Jun 15, 2018 by

A new study uses brain scans to determine that for preschoolers, one type of story is just right. By Youki Terada – As a...

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Recognizing and Alleviating Ma...

Jun 10, 2018 by

Math anxiety affects almost half of elementary school students. Spot the symptoms and use these strategies to counteract it. By Gina...

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Setting Up Norms for Independe...

May 22, 2018 by

One-on-one conferences with students are a valuable use of class time—provided the other students are able to work quietly on their...

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Accommodating Students with Dy...

May 2, 2018 by

These five easy-to-implement accommodations can make class less stressful and more manageable for students with dyslexia. By Jessica...

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Putting an End to Fake Reading

Apr 9, 2018 by

Five ideas on how to get students to really read books—and enjoy themselves while doing so. By Jori Krulder – All English...

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In High School, the Kids Are N...

Mar 15, 2018 by

With social and academic pressure mounting, a teacher shares what he’s learned about tracking his students’ mental well-being. By...

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What’s the Right Amount of Hom...

Mar 2, 2018 by

Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to...

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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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