With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.
Real life doesn't happen in 42-minute periods, so give your students a day of interdisciplinary collaboration -- and enrich your curriculum along the way.
An outgrowth of school integration in the '60s, magnet schools remain models of progressive education, featuring learning themes, diversity, innovative curriculum, rigor, and community involvement.
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Here's an old-school interactive tool: a spiral-bound notebook set up as a simple, functional system for students to create, write, and explore ideas all in the same place.
Whether it's email, messaging apps, an active website, or virtual office hours, technology helps you keep parents in the loop about what's happening in their child's classroom.
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Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.
Social and Emotional Learning
Three activities teachers can use to help students -- especially those who had a rough summer or struggle academically -- get the school year off to a fresh start.
Discover resources for new teachers about developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
Makerspaces can democratize learning, create a culture of participation, allow for teaching with visual cues, offer thematic planning opportunities, and facilitate differentiated instruction.
When teachers survey their classes at Trinidad Garza Early College High School, students see how their opinions matter and have a direct impact on instruction.
University Park Campus School uses low-stakes writing to scaffold instruction, develop student voice, and foster critical thinkers.
Hood River Middle School collaborates on projects across subjects to make learning relevant, connected, and engaging.
Students at Urban Prep Charter Academies are celebrated, supported, and empowered through their daily community assembly.
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Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19...
Social and Emotional Learning
Evidence suggests that universal SEL programs for children and adolescents can offer tremendous return on investment in...