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  • The Research Is In

    7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

    Whether our emotions get the best of us, or we fall into familiar but unproductive habits, here are 7 common classroom management mistakes, and what the research suggests you should do instead.
    Youki Terada
  • Assessment

    Starting the Year With Adaptable Literacy Preassessments

    Planning to assess literacy skills in formats that work in either live or remote instruction will help middle school teachers meet students where they are.
    Kasey Short
  • Literacy

    Developing Literacy Through Reading Buddies

    Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
  • STEM

    Making STEM More Engaging and Inclusive

    By allowing student interests to guide projects, teachers can open up the world of STEM to learners who have previously been sidelined.
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  • Career and Technical Education

    A Tech Support Center Run by Students

    High school students develop real-world skills by providing on-site tech support to their classmates and school staff.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    The Science Behind Brain Breaks

    Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills.
  • Student Voice

    Student Photographers Document History During the Pandemic

    As the world closed down, a high school photography assignment captured the imaginations of students and teachers around the country.
  • Classroom Technology

    Green Screen Videos Bring Content to Life

    When students create videos using green screen backgrounds, they can make their thinking visible and explore beyond classroom walls.
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Integrated Studies

Building Critical Thinkers by Combining STEM With History

Ainissa Ramirez

  • Communication Skills

    How to Set the Stage for Challenging Classroom Discussions

    Creating a safer space for students to engage with controversial topics starts with shared norms like “assume best intentions” and “show respect and courage.”
  • Mental Health

    A Trauma-Informed Approach to Using the Pandemic in Class

    This set of guiding questions can help teachers decide whether a lesson related to the coronavirus will be appropriate for their students.
  • Student Wellness

    How to Help Students Get Used to Masks

    In many places, students returning to school buildings will be required to wear masks. These strategies can help elementary students adjust.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    How to Start Talking About Race in the Early Elementary Classroom

    Young kids are curious about what’s going on in the world right now, and teachers can help correct misinformation and provide context.

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