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.
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.
In a 7th-grade classroom, health lessons are framed as broader "missions" to get students engaged with relevant topics in their community.
Blogger Anne Shaw highlights a fun, beginning-of-the-year strategy that includes a roll of toilet paper.
Blogger Ayanna Cooper shares some great ideas for connecting with students just learning English.
Beth Holland of EdTechTeacher explains how taking in-class notes with iPads can address a wide variety of learning styles and help students make deeper connections with the material.
Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.
It's time to reflect on what keeps you in the classroom.
Edutopia blogger Todd Finley examines visual literacy through the lens of the Common Core, suggesting a wealth of visual thinking routines to help students start thinking through, about and with pictures.
Blogger Heather Wolpert-Gawron defines important brain terminology while providing a classroom scenario where a middle schooler's brain is hard at work.
Guest blogger Julie Coiro, a professor of education, examines four critical thinking disciplines for helping middle and high school students determine the value of information they read online.