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  • Game-Based Learning

    Game-Based Learning in Middle School Math

    Working with teachers, researchers created free online math games that encourage students to persist in grappling with difficult concepts.
    Amanda Armstrong
  • Creativity

    Mo Willems on the Lost Art of Being Silly

    The author of Don’t Let the Pigeon Drive The Bus! chats with us about creativity, drawing as empathy, and letting kids “do 51% of the work.”
    Emily Kaplan
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Community Circles

    An opening and closing exercise where every student contributes is a way to ensure that they all feel seen and heard in the classroom.
  • Literacy

    Leveraging Peer Power to Improve Writing

    Conferencing is crucial for young writers, but there’s only one teacher. Here’s how to model peer conferences to help kids improve their writing skills.

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  • Arts Integration

    New Studies Link the Arts to Crucial Cognitive Skills

    What happens to our brains ‘on art’? New studies—often backed by brain imaging technology—are beginning to dial in on the answers.
  • Interest-Based Learning

    Passion-Driven Research Projects

    Months- or even years-long independent research projects motivate students to develop core curricular skills.
  • Communication Skills

    Connecting Public Speaking to Critical Thinking

    In a forum where students present their learning so that an audience of their peers can question and build on it, everyone learns.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Why Inclusion Matters on the Playground

    When general education students and students with special needs play together, it breaks down unconscious biases about disability and fosters relationships.
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