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.
How using multiple modalities to teach can help you remember student names -- and the activities are Common Core aligned.
Join two middle school teachers in their first post of a year-long series about implementing a PBL pilot program in their fifth grade classroom.
Administrator Ben Johnson offers up tricks of the trade for working with middle school kids.
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.
At People Serving People, a homeless shelter in Minneapolis, local design firms and educators work together to show kids how design thinking can help them make a difference in their neighborhoods
Guest Blogger Caroline Trull introduces phantom endings, an ELA compositional exercise that teaches students how a concluding paragraph works and how to write one.
Edutopia blogger Nick Provenzano shares four successful strategies, both teacher- and student-directed, for stimulating a classroom and getting students' heads back in the game.
Guest blogger Aaron Kaio shares his students' adventure in upcycling as he details a project that started with trash and recycling, and elevated to a community crafting event.
Visual Arts teacher Stacey Goodman explores using Google Glass with his high school students.
Blogger Maurice Elias offers up useful activities to help teachers and students reflect halfway through the school year.
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.
Abstract thinking skills are key to college readiness for students.
Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.
Some inventive ideas for using the latest mobile device scanning technology with students.
Training, consistency, and trust are keys to successfully implementing a meditation program in school.
Blogger Lisa Dabbs and teacher Matt Ray offer some suggestions about lesson planning in her New Teacher Academy series.
Retiring teacher shares his love and gratitude in a handwritten letter to his former students.
Educators and researchers share their views on why project-based learning is an important learning strategy for classrooms.