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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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Motivating Students to Read

Jul 18, 2017 by

Asking students to give monologues in character and reading aloud to them are just two ways you can encourage them to read. By Dr....

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Projects That Have Been Put to...

Jun 29, 2017 by

A team of researchers created and tested four social studies units that improved achievement among students in high-poverty schools....

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Teachers: Summer Reading to Cu...

Jun 27, 2017 by

By Elena Aguilar – Ever since I was a young child, the long days of summer have been for reading. Early in the morning and late...

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Get the Most Out of Summer

Jun 17, 2017 by

Eight tips on incorporating relaxation and intentional planning for the year ahead into your summer so you can return to school...

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Music as a Teaching Tool

Jun 15, 2017 by

Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive...

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A Powerful Way to End the Scho...

Jun 12, 2017 by

Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class. By Dr....

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What Doesn’t Work: Liter...

Jun 4, 2017 by

The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. It’s...

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Project-Based Learning in Colo...

May 31, 2017 by

An American educator reports on how the South American nation is using PBL. By Suzie Boss – Project-based learning is enjoying...

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