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  • Play & Recess

    A Hop, Skip, and a Jump: Creating Your Own Sensory Path

    The possibilities for creating a sensory path to give students a movement break are endless. Here’s what schools across the country are doing.
    Hoa P. Nguyen
  • Teacher and students having a discussion in middle school
    Critical Thinking

    Using Metacognition to Enhance Learning in All Grades

    When students use a questioning strategy to think about their own thinking, they can see how to transfer their learning to new situations.
  • Teacher working with students during group chat in remote learning session
    Online Learning

    Reaching Through the Screen to Develop a Community of Learners

    Online instruction is remote, but it doesn’t have to be distant—teachers can cultivate a cohesive group in early elementary classrooms.
  • Finishing Class Strong with Optimistic Closures
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Finishing Class Strong With Optimistic Closures

    The best closing activities use social and emotional practices to reinforce the day’s lessons, so students leave feeling confident—and competent—on their learning journey.
  • Illustration concept for embedding SEL in the classroom
    Classroom Management

    Sensory Strategies That Help Students Refocus on Learning

    Elementary students face a constant stream of distracting sensory stimuli throughout the day, but these simple, quick exercises can help them stay on track.
  • Elementary students stretching at their desks
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    5 Adaptable SEL Strategies for In-Person or Distance Learning

    Whatever this school year brings, teachers can consistently use these strategies to promote critical life skills.
  • Illustration of hand reaching for puzzle pieces
    Student Engagement

    The Importance of Student Choice Across All Grade Levels

    When students get to make decisions about their learning, it can be powerfully motivating.
  • Middle school math teacher works with student to solve problem
    Student Engagement

    Guiding Students to Discover the Beauty of Math

    Simple strategies and a positive environment can spark students’ curiosity and encourage them to explore how math touches our lives.
  • Pre-school children play with blocks wearing masks
    Differentiated Instruction

    Differentiation in Preschool

    Once teachers get to know preschool students well, it’s possible set up learning experiences that keep them all appropriately challenged.
  • Teachers having a meeting
    Administration & Leadership

    Leadership That Alleviates Stress

    By keeping their stress levels in check and helping their staff to do the same, administrators can set the stage for a successful year. 
  • Illustration of hand holding wires
    The Research Is In

    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
  • Illustration concept of women and girls cooperating to build supportive language
    Classroom Management

    7 Things Teachers Say to Create a Supportive Classroom

    The things teachers say can cut deeply or build a lasting foundation for success. Here are seven teacher-tested expressions to try this year.
  • Understanding and Supporting Your Student with ODD
    Classroom Management

    Understanding and Supporting Your Student With ODD

    The behaviors associated with oppositional defiant disorder can be challenging in the classroom, but there are strategies to help build relationships and make way for learning.
  • How to Ease Math Anxiety in the Classroom
    Teaching Strategies

    How to Ease Math Anxiety in the Classroom

    To encourage kids to reach their fullest potential in math, consider adopting these four mindsets that help every student to thrive.
  • Education Buzzwords Defined: What are Flexible Classrooms?
    Flexible Classrooms

    Education Buzzwords Defined: What Are Flexible Classrooms?

    It’s not just about moving desks and chairs around—a flexible learning space makes room for more student voice and choice.

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