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  • Arts Integration

    Using Origami to Teach Children About Endangered Animals

    As elementary students turn squares of paper into animals they’re studying, the age-old Japanese art form makes lessons more memorable.
    Joshua Chrosniak
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Preschool Activities That Support Brain Development

    Simple, everyday activities in preschool contribute to young kids’ brain growth at a critical period in their development.
  • Literacy

    How to Provide Less Structure for Independent Reading

    Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish.
  • Friendly Fridays Teach the Art of Kindness
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Friendly Fridays Teach the Art of Kindness

    During weekly creative time, students get to know each other—and learn the value of making others smile.
    572
  • The Research Is In

    How Hidden Classroom Dynamics Can Stymie Girls in STEM

    If we want to close the gender gap in science, we need to look at the invisible forces that shape classroom culture.
    362
  • Brain-Based Learning

    4 Ways to Boost Elementary Students’ Working Memory

    Kids with strong working memory tend to perform well in school, and teachers can help them strengthen this executive functioning skill.
    188
  • Professional Learning

    End-of-Year Conversations Solidify Teachers’ Learning

    With structured discussions, educators can share wisdom gained in a turbulent year—and be better prepared for the coming one.
    481
  • Literacy

    Digital Tools to Support Choice Reading

    Choice reading supports lifelong learning, but teachers often need help making the universe of books accessible to students.
    154
  • Student Engagement

    Basketball Mathematics—and 4 Other Ways to Mix Movement and Learning

    Getting students to be physically active while they’re learning can deliver significant cognitive and academic benefits, a new study confirms.
    261
  • Early Childhood Education

    Using Stories to Support Computational Thinking

    Breaking stories down into parts is a handy way to teach preschool students about structure, logical reasoning, and sequencing.
    153
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