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Media Literacy

Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.
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Critical Thinking

Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.
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Game-Based Learning

Gamifying Your World Language Classes

Online quiz programs weren’t designed for world language classes, so we have five tips for keeping students focused on...
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways...
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School Climate

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior...
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Teacher Development

Easing the Shift From Elementary to Middle School

A few ways teachers can help new middle schoolers—and their families—cope with this big change.
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Coding in the Classroom

Coding Across the Curriculum

With these apps and games, you can work coding lessons into any subject and any grade from early elementary through 12th.
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The Research Is In

A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

Young students who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, a new study finds.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Social and Emotional Learning

Morning Meetings: Building Community in the Classroom

Starting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.
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Technology Integration

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
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Communication Skills

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Critical Thinking

Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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New Teachers

New Teachers: Fundamentals of Classroom Management

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
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Creativity

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
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Formative Assessment

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.
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Literacy

Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

While the standard essay format is a useful scaffold, it’s important to teach students other, more authentic kinds of writing as well.
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Digital Citizenship

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
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Digital Citizenship

3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the...
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Classroom Technology

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

We should be deliberately teaching middle and high school students how to manage their devices.
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Digital Citizenship

How Much Screen Time? That’s the Wrong Question

Instead of obsessing over the quantity of screen time, we should focus on improving the quality of it.
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Mental Health

Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students

These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy—which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.
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School Climate

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior...
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Social and Emotional Learning

Creating Buy-In for SEL at Your School

Seven suggestions for getting others at your school on board with social and emotional learning.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways...
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