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.
The rules and rewards of gaming transform a middle school social studies class into a fun, competitive environment where learning equals winning.
The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.
In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.
With interactive tools like Kahoot!, Formative, and Padlet, teachers can engage their classes while assessing what students already know and still need to learn.
Looking for information on guiding classroom communities, minimizing disruptions, and developing class routines to help students stay engaged and focused on learning? This resource collection is packed with useful tips, tools, and advice.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
There's more to assessment than test scores. By assessing students' passions, learning styles, success skills, and levels of rigor, teachers can create a student-centered classroom.
Ten suggestions for how any teacher, teaching any subject can participate in this mission, and how parents and administrators can help.
Blogger Andrew Marcinek shares some ideas for jump-starting a tired classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Blogger Ben Johnson makes the case for forming both same-ability and mixed-ability student learning groups in the classroom. (Updated 01/2014)
Seymour Papert, a distinguished professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, is among a growing group of scholars who support project-based learning.
Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.
Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias explains how laughter can reduce stress and offers a handful of teaching activities to lighten up the learning.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.