Strategies from K-12 schools, districts, and programs that are dramatically improving the learning process.
We share evidence- and practitioner-based learning strategies that empower you to improve K-12 education.
What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.
Programs like Hands On Technologies, Villa Monte, and the Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship demonstrate the positive outcomes of letting children choose their own learning paths.
Consider using autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance as practical classroom strategies to reinforce the intrinsic motivation students need for making the most of their learning.
Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.
Students engage more passionately when trying to answer a question that interests them. Here are ten opening questions that have inspired this kind of learning.
Keeping students captivated and ready to learn throughout the year is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, links, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for retaining their attention.
Do we have a responsibility to help our young envision an optimistic future, not just for their own individual lives, but for everyone?
Gamify a classroom by introducing a fun narrative, reframing assignments to fit into that narrative, and making students care about the outcome.
Students learn better when their "thinking" includes thinking about the material plus how to dig in, break it apart, understand it, and build on that.
Interested in creating more student-driven learning experiences, especially in the STEM? Check out these resources and ideas.
Inspired by his colleagues, one teacher learned to differentiate instruction, foster a flexible learning environment, avoid harshly penalizing failure, and encourage problem solving and innovation.
As a classroom tool, interactive fiction sharpens close reading and writing, and logical and critical thinking. It also reinforces systems and design thinking skills.
Give students a face for their audience and let them find the passion in their message through problem solving, advocacy, raising awareness, or publication.
Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.
Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin proposes five strategies, including use of props and questionnaires, to make classroom discussions more exciting.
Edutopia blogger Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study and author intent.
Blogger Ben Johnson outlines constructivist and experiential teaching techniques that go beyond direct instruction.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares some ideas for jump-starting a tired classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
Blogger Ben Johnson defines student engagement and describes what it looks like in the classroom.