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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

While evidence suggests that action video games enhance higher-order brain functions, the violence built into most commercial titles is far from beneficial.
Browse a curated list of resources for improving parent-teacher conferences, including ideas for highlighting student progress, ways to encourage students to take the lead, and questions every parent should ask.
Heather Wolpert-Gawron September 21, 2016
The American Library Association's Banned Books Week is a time schools can pay special homage to those books censored throughout history.
Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.
Successful arts integration includes approaching your Curriculum like an artist, a rich process for a rich product, cultivating artist-researchers, and combining content with art.
Oli de Botton September 15, 2016
School 21 believes oracy is as important as reading and writing, and the research supports it. From Harkness discussions to talk-rich assemblies, learn how you can integrate oracy at your school.
Create a culture of critique and redrafting in your classroom by adapting the seven-step Audience Response protocol to your subject matter and students' needs.
Use this innovative, six-step approach of structured yet welcoming group discussion to invite thoughtful classroom, department, and schoolwide feedback.
Peter Hyman September 15, 2016
Here are five tips that can make assemblies engaging, participative, and reflective of your school's values, content, and pedagogies.
At School 21, the combination of teaching wellbeing, oracy (speaking skills), and project-based learning empowers students to create exceptional work that makes a real-world difference.

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