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  • Early Childhood Education

    Using Green Screens in Preschool

    Green screen activities—either online or in the classroom—can boost young students’ interest in lessons on literacy, social skills, and more.
    Elaine Heiskell
  • Elementary student reading a book in his classroo
    Culturally Responsive Teaching

    How to Audit Your Classroom Library for Inclusion

    Is your classroom bookshelf all that it can be, for every kid in your class? Here’s how to bring it up to speed.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Are Questions the Answer?

    The process of fine-tuning questions and engaging in discovery improves students’ critical thinking skills.
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  • Starting Each Class With A Warm Welcome
    Classroom Management

    Starting Each Class With a Warm Welcome

    A good welcoming activity is also a proactive classroom management strategy—it builds community in the classroom, establishes a sense of shared values, and makes everyone feel included.
    238
  • Kindergarten student cutting paper with scissors
    Early Childhood Education

    Executive Functioning and Kindergarten Readiness

    Preschool teachers can use these strategies with students this fall and throughout the year to promote the skills they’ll need in kindergarten.
    113
  • Teacher looking at graded papers in classroom
    Assessment

    Starting the Conversation About Alternative Grading Systems

    When school leaders take great care in raising the idea of changing grading systems, they increase the odds of getting buy-in from parents and students.
    123
  • Administration & Leadership

    Reimagining Alternative Education

    Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports.
    178
  • Professional Learning

    Not Again! How to Keep From Overextending Yourself This Year

    Experts say it’s important to set clear limits and prioritize certain tasks early on in the school year to help prevent stress and burnout later.
    563
  • Professional Learning

    4 Ways to Get More From Professional Learning

    The steps teachers take after professional learning sessions are key—making changes in teaching practices takes sustained effort.
    116
  • Student straw tower
    STEM

    Quick and Inexpensive Design Challenges

    Encouraging upper elementary and middle school students to collaborate in solving a problem helps cement science learning.
    236
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