Early Childhood Education
Sometimes teachers need to require kids to do certain things, and it’s easier to get their buy-in if they know their voices are heard too.
Teachers sometimes feel a need to change their lesson plans when traumatic events occur, but that may not be the best strategy.
Story time is a powerful tool for helping preschool and elementary kids and their families feel connected during distance learning.
When students make artwork digitally, they find new ways to take risks, build confidence, and get creative.
A fifth-grade teacher shares ideas on how students can explore common phenomena with simple materials in and around their homes.
The popular Google app facilitates meaningful collaboration for both remote and in-class students.
Traditional math assessments tend to provide a narrow gauge of student learning—here’s how some teachers are going deeper.
Focusing on connections—both conceptual and interpersonal—helps teachers work well together to create engaging math work for students.
Offering kids choices, safe spaces, and positive reinforcement can help teachers avoid problems—or manage them when they arise.
Online and in-person students can still learn the basic concepts behind lab experiments with the right supports.
From scavenger hunts to Pictionary, we’ve gathered a batch of virtual games to get students talking, laughing, and engaging with peers.
Social and Emotional Learning
An activity that encourages students to open up about a person close to them can bring a whole class together in profound ways.
Carefully deciding what to grade and providing students with rubrics can make grading less time-consuming.
When students clearly understand classroom expectations, they’re better able to assess and improve their performance.
A middle school science teacher preps her students for science fair by exploring their interest in real world issues.
By getting familiar with more advanced features of the popular videoconferencing tool, teachers can encourage more interactivity and collaboration during online learning.
The popular model of self-guided learning can be used to engage upper elementary students in conducting and presenting research—and learning to use new technology.
The Research Is In
We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
In a 2020 study, researchers demonstrated that annotating your instructional videos and slides can improve student retention.
Early Childhood Education
Five ways teachers can celebrate and extend the linguistic expertise of young students who speak two or more languages.
Through this approach, which focuses on students’ strengths, teachers can plan instruction that promotes a growth mindset.
Teachers can set up engaging, interactive lessons on vocabulary and culture—and check on students’ well-being.
Asking students questions like these can help educators and parents craft effective individualized education programs.
A look at how to adapt a well-established technique for boosting student motivation in distance learning or hybrid classrooms.
Using the right building blocks at the start of students’ mathematical learning can support a lifetime of abstract thinking.
School leaders can guide new teachers to success by gathering feedback and then sharing tailored resources. Chatting over coffee goes a long way, too.
Experienced and new teachers shared what they learned in the spring about how to make mentoring work during the pandemic.