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.
To inspire intrinsic motivation as a daily part of education, schools must nurture the conditions for student growth through autonomy, competence, relatedness, and relevance.
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.
There's four areas that matter most to job satisfaction and productivity teachers can apply to their own work -- and to the lessons they design for students.
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.
Create empathy and self-esteem by assigning in-class roles and responsibilities that can help students bring out the best in themselves and each other.
A neurological study has shown that curiosity makes our brains more receptive for learning, and that as we learn, we enjoy the sensation of learning.
Are students ready for the homework you give them? Consider assigning less of it, letting students choose assignments, and using it for review and assessment.
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.
Deepen students' reflective process by offering them different perspectives from which they can empathize, ask questions, and relate the answers to the world they know.
Since students already have smartphones in hand, why not build classroom activities around them? Be sure all stakeholders are on board, and set some ground rules.
Students lack experience yet have valid perspectives about bettering their world. They learn when we give them agency to start working toward those changes.
All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference.
Tech staff developer and education author A.J. Juliani introduces 20% time, a variation on the traditional class schedule that allows students to follow their passions.
Blogger Mary Beth Hertz looks at the role of educational apps for younger students and suggests ways of bringing these programs into the classroom.
Blogger and middle school teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron uses the 4 Cs from the Common Core standards to guide her when designing student assessments.
New research on educational neuroscience tells us how kids learn -- and how you should teach.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
Blogger Rebecca Alber explains why using students' prior knowledge to guide instruction is key to learning.