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  • Literacy

    How to Teach Handwriting—and Why It Matters

    Teaching young students how to write by hand before moving on to keyboarding can help improve their reading fluency as well.
    Brooke MacKenzie
  • Literacy

    How a Literacy-First Program Revived a School

    A Title I school in the Bronx is dramatically improving student outcomes—one book at a time.
    Carly Berwick
  • Blended Learning

    A 5 Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos

    Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
  • Curriculum Planning

    Sparking Curiosity With Self-Directed Learning

    Teacher-designed stations linked to core skills prompt students to learn while exploring their interests.

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  • Brain-Based Learning

    What's Executive Function—and Why Does it Matter?

    The skills that comprise executive function are better predictors of success than test scores, IQ, or socioeconomic status.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Cultivating Trust With One-on-One Time

    For many struggling students, consistently spending informal time with a trusted educator supports emotional well-being and academic growth.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Developing Executive Function With Priority Lists

    Explicitly modeling the process of prioritizing tasks builds students’ ability to organize and manage their time.
  • Communication Skills

    60-Second Strategy: SLANT Listening

    A simple strategy encourages students to give their full attention when listening to others.
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