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.
Schools must help kids "build a self" through a range of opportunity and support accounting for both the big picture and the granular details.
With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.
Students are more likely to do homework if the assignments are engaging, relevant, and reasonable -- and if the teacher makes them accountable for it.
WriteGirl, a non-profit program provides teen girls with creative writing experiences that develop their voice and also their academic skills.
When students care about an assignment, they're willing to take greater risks and are more likely to excel in their product.
Teachers who are acoustically aware can do a lot to help students hear more clearly. Read tips on how to do this and also suggestions for minimizing noise distractions in and out of the classroom.
For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.
Filmmaker Randy Taran returns with the second blog in her Elementary School SEL series, this time examining the power of appreciation.
Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.
Guest blogger Jennifer Sayre examines the differences between one-way and two-way communication, and the various strategies within these models that can make an in-district online program successful.
Blogger Maurie Elias offers some simple tactics to teachers for uncovering students' talents.
Blogger Elena Aguilar encourages teachers to engage students on a deeper level.
Edutopia blogger Jose Vilson believes his students are lying when they claim inability to understand, and he offers three strategies to help them get past this erroneous statement.
Blogger Dominick Recckio surveyed his fellow high school students to determine the benefits of completing homework and the strategies for making these assignments meaningful and manageable.