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.
Research shows that humor can improve retention of content, make lessons more interesting, reduce stress, and boost test scores.
In part three of his year-long series, Kevin Jarrett looks through his middle school students' eyes as they discover and begin exploring their school's new makerspace.
Start class with improv exercises to get students laughing together, demonstrate the rewards of risk-taking and failure, and model a listening, supportive environment.
Here are five more ways to rearrange students across the usual groupings and grade levels while differentiating, hitting the standards, ensuring proficiency, and boosting engagement.
Prepping for a gamified unit of study or project is very different than prepping for your traditional, linear model. Here are some tips on how to do it.
The content usually stays the same, but different students require different approaches. Empathetic teachers remember what it's like to learn something for the first time.
Through design thinking, we can rebuild STEM education to make it more relevant for girls, increasing their participation in school and broadening their career opportunities.
PBL best embodies personalized learning when you know the whole child, align projects with standards, build a supportive infrastructure, assess often, and get out of the way.
Whether you use musical instruments, game pieces, call-and-response, or electronic devices, there are many successful ways of getting students to focus front and stop talking.
Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.
To inspire more inquiry in the classroom, blogger Rebecca Alber offers up five questions to routinely ask students.
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.
When students let their minds drift off, they're losing valuable learning time. Here are ten smart ways to increase classroom participation.
Like a story, lessons deserve compelling beginnings and endings. From pop culture connections to finishing with a level-up, here are eight strategies for holding students' attention.