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Student Engagement

What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.

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Children in Charge: Successful Self-Directed Learning Strategies

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.

Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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.

How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

Check out these questions to guide you in reflecting on how much the learning environment you have designed promotes student voice and choice.

Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

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.

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

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.

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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One-Way and Two-Way Communication: Building Relationships in Online Programs

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.

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7 Tenets of Creative Thinking

Guest blogger Michael Michalko explains that everyone is an artist and that it takes belief and persistence to nurture this quality. He offers seven principles about creative thinking that he wishes he'd known as a student.

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Helpful Resources to Share with High School Graduates

Whether a student is preparing or college or career, the summer after high school can be both exciting and overwhelming. Blogger Matt Davis has gathered some resources educators and parents can share with graduates to help them start planning ahead.

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What Can Educators Learn from the Gaming Industry?

Guest bloggers Kelly Teng and Cameron Baker, game developers with an interest in education, suggest that the gaming world can teach educators lessons about abstract thinking, enthusiastic engagement, and creative play in pursuit of knowledge.

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The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World

Guest blogger Allen Mendler compares what's expected of students in school to what will be expected of them in the real world, and suggests more realistic goals for giving them a more satisfying academic life.

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Watch What's Working: A New Deeper Learning Resource

Blogger Bob Lenz outlines deeper learning while also introducing a video series from Teaching Channel that shows it in action at various school sites.

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How to Encourage Collaborative Lesson Planning
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There’s No "I" in Teacher: 8 Rules of Thumb for Collaborative Planning

Teachers become learning designers when given the space to collaborate by (among other things) cultivating trust, keeping it simple, and ensuring that it's student relevant.

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To Teach Effective Writing, Model Effective Writing

Edutopia blogger David Cutler believes that the best writing teachers model writing for their students. He suggests six strategies, including continuing to hone your own craft and demonstrating the value of sharing finished work.

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Tips for Beating the Clock in the Classroom

Blogger Ben Johnson proposes teachers avoid such time wasters as passing out papers and writing on the board during class time.

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Resources and Downloads for College and Career Readiness

Educators from MC2 STEM High School in Cleveland, Ohio, have provided these resources and tools for integrated project-based learning, real-world experiences, and other strategies to prepare students for college and beyond.

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Selling SEL: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The author of "Emotional Intelligence" speaks on the value of social and emotional learning.

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Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Flipping the Non-Flippable Classes

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Resources and Lesson Plans for Financial Literacy

Educators from Ariel Community Academy, in Chicago, have provided lesson plans and web resources to help you get started.

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