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 is no small task. Here's a list of articles, videos, and other resources that offer strategies and advice for keeping them engaged in learning.
Listen and look for the moments where you can kindle the fire of a child's curiosity.
Math matters for computer science because it teaches students how to use abstract language, work with algorithms, self-analyze their computational thinking, and accurately modeling real-world solutions.
"All I needed during middle school was to feel a part of something, and connecting to my community brought me that." -- Grace Whitmore, Hood River Middle School alumna
Hood River Middle School shares its seven-step model for including student-interest enrichment courses and intervention support within the regular school day.
At Hood River Middle School, local experts make student learning come to life.
An interactive storytelling tool called Twine hooks students into deeper learning through the empathy of creating a choice-filled historical narrative with multiple outcomes.
"Warm demander" teachers expect great things from their students, convince them of their own brilliance, and help them reach their potential in a disciplined, structured environment.
Guest blogger David Cutler, a history, government and journalism teacher, asks us to face the music about whether or not listening our favorite tunes while studying actually helps our concentration.
Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
Guest blogger Dr. Allen Mendler presents eight strategies for helping your students reclaim and master the lost art of conversation.
Edutopia blogger Rebecca Alber offers five classroom end-of-the-year activities for engaging your graduating students.
Discover a project-based learning model that motivates students to pursue knowledge and drives academic achievement.
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.