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  • Teaching Strategies

    Using Inaccurate Films to Understand History

    Hollywood can portray historical events with mistakes or omissions, but critical analysis turns these moments into teaching tools.
    Benjamin Barbour
  • Project-Based Learning

    What to Do When a Project Fails

    When project-based learning doesn’t work out as planned, students can still master content—and teachers can learn something too.
    Mike Kaechele
  • Learning Environments

    A Child-First Approach to Classroom Design

    From the layout to the color scheme, every component of the Montessori classroom design is intentional.
  • Literacy

    A Game-Changing Practice Fuses Math and Literacy

    A program that scaffolds math with reading and writing has a formerly struggling elementary school in the Bronx dramatically outperforming the state in math.

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  • Student Engagement

    Designing Lessons for Engagement

    Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school.
  • Assistive Technology

    The Benefits of Video-Mediated Instruction

    Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Blended Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Do Now Sheets

    A quick pen-and-paper warm-up activity helps teachers see that students are on track in a self-paced blended learning classroom.
  • School Leadership

    Portrait of a Turnaround Principal

    What does it take to turn a low-performing school around? A principal finds success by focusing on both love and high expectations.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Building Emotional Literacy in Preschoolers

    By giving young students the tools to self-regulate, this preschool in New Orleans boosts their readiness to learn.
  • Mental Health

    Getting Started With Trauma-Informed Practices

    When teachers use strategies tailored to children who have experienced trauma, all students reap the emotional and academic benefits.
  • Learning Environments

    5 Tips for Decorating Your Classroom

    A quick primer on how to think about the decorations in your classroom, with five research-backed tips for getting it right.
  • Personal Learning Network

    60-Second Strategy: Stand-Up Meetings

    Having staff stand for meetings keeps them quick—15 minutes, max—and efficient.
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