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.
For classroom discussions about charged issues, it's necessary to set ground rules, keep the conversation moving forward, and bring it back to the individual.
At P. K. Yonge Developmental Research School, integrating digital content with face-to-face learning has led to impressive gains in student achievement.
STEM teacher Don LaBonte uses the Portal 2 Puzzle Editor to engage his students in designing and demonstrating math and science problems through game design.
In order to find value in their learning, students need to find their voices. Teachers can encourage student participation by enabling rather than enforcing it.
As the school year begins, it's important for teachers to remember the difference between rules and routines in the classroom.
A fascinating 3D puzzle from the '70s breathes life into an inner city high school as kids turn algorithms into a competitive sport.
With the guest journal exercise, a literary show-and-tell taps into students' passions, gives them agency, and helps develop their thinking on a variety of subjects.
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.
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.
Edutopia blogger Monica Burns gives a quick tour of online treasure troves for primary source documents.
Survey respondents from various ethnic groups differ in what they think are the most pressing issues in their lives.
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.