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  • Professional Learning

    Using Classroom Video to Improve Your Teaching

    Reflecting on and learning from captured moments in the classroom can be a powerful form of professional learning.
    Zachary Herrmann, Sarah Schneider Kavanagh
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    Technology Integration

    5 Ways to Use Word Clouds in the Classroom

    Try these strategies for creating and using word clouds to help students better understand a topic and see it from a different angle.
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    Literacy

    Exploring Identity During Independent Reading

    Middle school students build literacy skills and explore who they are growing to be in an independent reading unit centered on the theme of identity.
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  • How to Build Executive Function Skills in Preschool
    Brain-Based Learning

    How to Build Executive Function Skills in Preschool

    From imaginative play to storytelling, certain activities help build self-regulation, memory, and planning skills—setting the littlest learners on a pathway to academic success.
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    Critical Thinking

    A Question Teachers Should Ask as Often as Possible

    Push students past simple recall into deeper thought and engagement by adding this short follow-up question to your repertoire.
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    Administration & Leadership

    How School Leaders Can Navigate Conflicting Demands This Year

    Principals are being pulled in all sorts of directions, but it’s crucial that they prioritize what will do the most good for students.
    134
  • The Research Is In

    How to Design Better Tests, Based on the Research

    A review of a dozen recent studies reveals that to design good tests, teachers need to consider bias, rigor, and mindset.
    103
  • Students study plants outdoors
    Environmental Education

    Exploring Environmental Issues Outside of Science Classes

    Whether students are studying art, math, social studies or English, there’s a way to incorporate environmental concerns.
    144
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    The Research Is In

    The Necessity of Finding More Ways to Praise

    Encouraging students is not enough, says a new study—you actually have to raise your ratio of praise to reprimands dramatically, and that might mean keeping track.
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  • High school students enter classroom in the morning
    Student Engagement

    How to Use Microtracking to Promote Student Autonomy

    Guiding students to create lists of learning objectives and what they need to do to meet those goals on time can boost their independence.
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