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  • Student Engagement
    Three tips for coming up with work that sparks real engagement in your students.
    • Collaborative Learning
      A teacher in training shares three ideas she has picked up for how to make group work more inviting for introverts.
    • Student Engagement
      Fully engaging students can include using their interests in lessons, checking in on them emotionally, and being ourselves.
    • The Research Is In
      Students are easily distracted, but regular, short breaks can help them focus, increase their productivity, and reduce their stress.
    • Social and Emotional Learning
      A Nashville high school focuses on using social and emotional learning to build strong relationships and a positive culture—and to improve academic outcomes.
      • School Climate
        In lieu of a more punitive approach, students use restorative practices to resolve conflicts and reflect on their behaviors.
      • Advisory
        Get a peek at daily advisory meetings where students build both literacy and social and emotional learning skills in tight-knit groups.
      • School Climate
        A Nashville high school striving to close achievement gaps is relying on trauma-informed practices and social and emotional learning—and it’s getting results.