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 9-12.
Three recent studies show why we need to divert middle and high school students from values and behaviors that may harm them in adulthood.
For high school educators, this list of resources, guides, and downloads will help you implement Socratic seminars and other classroom discussion models that encourage critical thinking.
Looking for Common-Core-aligned resources for mathematics? Explore this compilation of useful CCSS math resources for high school educators.
Matt Levinson looks at the linguistic phenomenon of code switching and how to help teens find the balance between digital communications and appropriate classroom interactions.
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.
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.
College prep and admissions are serious business, but gamifying the process may just help middle and high school students understand the challenges and find solutions.
Why limit Genius Hour to a small block of time? Through conversations and dares, students can turn this creative, self-directed approach into a life practice.
Students in Eeva Reeder's geometry class design schools for 2050.
The writing workshop is a valuable framework in which differentiated instruction, formative assessment, and composition theory can develop students' critical literacy. (Guest blogger: Jennifer Sharpe)
Blogger Rebecca Alber provides tips for scaffolding collaboration in the classroom.
Survey respondents from various ethnic groups differ in what they think are the most pressing issues in their lives.
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.
Middle school principal Mike McCarthy shares 30 years of wisdom on how to run a school well.
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.