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.
Incorporating brain breaks and focused-attention practices into the school day can invite novelty and quiet while boosting students' brain health and knowledge acquisition.
During revision, students should work closely together, share often, discuss models, add details, delete the unnecessary, and rearrange for clarity and effect.
For individual student behavior issues, rely less on consequences and more on personal connections, scaffolding your process with dialogue, negotiation, and ultimately agreement.
The pressures of education today seem to be tilting the balance toward order and compliance, and this can have harmful long-term consequences for both children and society.
Learn more about the critical role that social and emotional learning plays in promoting student success.
Nurturing a love for reading begins with providing reasons for reading and getting students excited about books.
As tweens enter a period of rapid prefrontal cortex development, familiarize them with their growing executive function skills by teaching time management and organizing information.
Students deeply desire to hear that their teachers believe in them, recognize and can explain their purpose, and want to know who they really are.
Do you have more than 30 students? Check out these strategies for keeping a large group of kids engaged and managed.
Authors Larry Ferlazzo and Katie Hull Sypnieski share tips for using the Picture Word Inductive Model and others for teaching ELL students.
Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.
Deeper learning has some specific requirements, not the least of which is collaboration. Ben Johnson shares some tips to establish cross-curricular collaboration even in the most isolated of environments.
Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.
Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.