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  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    A Pathway to Better Social and Emotional Learning

    Realizing that expectations for the expression of emotions are shaded by gender and race can help teachers provide more effective SEL.
    Lorea Martínez
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Boosting Young Students’ Emotional Vocabulary

    Teachers can help preschool and elementary students understand and express the connections between their sensations and emotions.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Hard Classroom Conversations About Anti-Asian Racism

    How a teacher and her colleagues are taking on racism and violence against Asian-Americans. 
  • 4 Ways to Use Games for Learning
    Game-Based Learning

    4 Ways to Use Games for Learning

    Research shows that playing games in the classroom can increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning, and motivate students to take risks.
  • Technology Integration

    The Benefits of Using Screencasts to Give Students Feedback

    Digital video recordings of your computer screen don’t take a long time to make and can be powerful tools to help students study.
  • Literacy

    Using Outlines to Support Student Note-Taking

    Taking notes on readings doesn’t always come naturally to students, and having a framework to follow helps them focus on what’s most important.
  • Professional Learning

    ‘Managing Up’: 4 Ways to Help Your Administrator Help You

    When teachers keep the lines of communication open and align their needs with their supervisor’s goals for the school, everyone wins.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Don’t Leave Discussions Behind in Virtual and Hybrid Teaching

    Interacting with each other helps middle and high school students learn, and can uncover points they don’t yet understand correctly.
  • Educator observes teacher in the classroom
    Education Equity

    A Schoolwide Focus on Improving Students’ Reading Skills

    Differentiated instruction was the key when an elementary school sought more equitable outcomes in students’ growth as readers.
  • Diversity

    Encouraging Middle School Students to Embrace Differences

    As students grapple with discovering their identities, teachers can help by modeling how to accept different identities with compassion.
  • Illustration concept for growth
    Education Equity

    Too Much Focus on ‘Learning Loss’ Will Be a Historic Mistake

    Learning loss is real and needs to be addressed, but how we go about it should be commensurate with the size of the moment.
  • Elementary school teacher teaches virtually from her classroom
    Technology Integration

    Powerful, Lesser-Known Tech Tools for Teachers

    Efficiency and engagement are critical components of online learning—these often-overlooked, free tools can boost both.
  • How Student-Led Conferences Center the Learning Journey
    Student Voice

    How Student-Led Conferences Center the Learning Journey

    When students lead the conversation in their parent-teacher conferences, they take ownership of their learning and growth.
  • A teenage girl reads in a park
    The Research Is In

    The Benefits of Reading for Fun

    There’s a powerful academic impact, new research reveals, when students are voracious, voluntary readers.
  • Author's comic strip math problem
    Student Engagement

    How to Turn Math Word Problems Into Engaging Comics

    Elementary students may struggle with the wording of problems, and the visual supports of comics can help them focus on the math.

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