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.
Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop in grades 6-8.
A middle school PBL unit about key 19th century inventions grows into an examination of history, ethics, and the relative values of 21st century technologies.
Beth Holland turns to apps that can engage middle school readers in a deeper understanding of narrative elements, character study, and author intent.
Implementing Common Core English in middle school is going to be a challenge. Matt Davis curates some of the best resources online that can help update existing content.
Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.
The series about coding with Scratch concludes with an advanced lesson in recursion, opening the door to the mysterious yet ultimately logical world of fractals.
Follow Mariah's journey from informal learning as a kid with a passion for science to a young adult on a STEM career path.
Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.
Make reading a lifestyle activity rather than an in-school activity by fostering literacy and community with the A to Z Reading Challenge.
The Scratch series continues with an intermediate lesson in which fifth graders and older students learn how to create code for generating and naming polygons.
Each student at Normal Park Museum Magnet School creates a unique “travel journal” to explore the themes of science and social studies units.
Students at Normal Park Museum Magnet School create various types of museum-style exhibits to demonstrate their understanding of academic topics.
Blogger and English teacher Heather Wolpert-Gawron asked her eighth grade students what they find most engaging in the classroom.
Educators from Bates Middle School, in Annapolis, Maryland, share arts-integrated lessons and resources that you can use in your school.
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley presents an overview of bell work - short, focused exercises to help students make the most of valuable classroom time.
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley explains how academic language differs from social language and offers eight specific strategies for teaching the vocabulary that students require to succeed in the Common Core and on the SAT.
Blogger Andrew Miller offers some strategies for making the model work, including appropriate reflection, technology considerations, creating a need to know and more.
Blogger Ben Johnson shares iPad features to assist in classroom learning as well as apps to include in curriculum. (Updated 01/2014)
Guest blogger David Cutler, a history, government and journalism teacher, asks us to face the music about whether or not listening our favorite tunes while studying actually helps our concentration.