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  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Are Questions the Answer?

    The process of fine-tuning questions and engaging in discovery improves students’ critical thinking skills.
    Mike Lawrence, Lainie Rowell
    101
  • Kindergarten student cutting paper with scissors
    Early Childhood Education

    Executive Functioning and Kindergarten Readiness

    Preschool teachers can use these strategies with students this fall and throughout the year to promote the skills they’ll need in kindergarten.
  • Teacher looking at graded papers in classroom
    Assessment

    Starting the Conversation About Alternative Grading Systems

    When school leaders take great care in raising the idea of changing grading systems, they increase the odds of getting buy-in from parents and students.
  • Starting Each Class With A Warm Welcome
    Classroom Management

    Starting Each Class With a Warm Welcome

    A good welcoming activity is also a proactive classroom management strategy—it builds community in the classroom, establishes a sense of shared values, and makes everyone feel included.
    230
  • Administration & Leadership

    Reimagining Alternative Education

    Alternative education should be framed not as a last resort for ‘bad’ students but as a way to provide positive, intentional supports.
    193
  • Professional Learning

    Not Again! How to Keep From Overextending Yourself This Year

    Experts say it’s important to set clear limits and prioritize certain tasks early on in the school year to help prevent stress and burnout later.
    479
  • Professional Learning

    4 Ways to Get More From Professional Learning

    The steps teachers take after professional learning sessions are key—making changes in teaching practices takes sustained effort.
    117
  • Student straw tower
    STEM

    Quick and Inexpensive Design Challenges

    Encouraging upper elementary and middle school students to collaborate in solving a problem helps cement science learning.
    101
  • An illustration of overlapping communication
    Parent Partnership

    Teacher-Parent Communication Strategies to Start the Year Off Right

    By prioritizing communication with families at the start of the school year, educators can foster strong parent engagement, break down barriers, and provide support for all students.
    535
  • Interest-Based Learning

    4 Engaging Writing Tasks for High School Students

    Short, authentic writing tasks can encourage high school students to compose richer long pieces.
    124
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