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  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Using Digital Tools to Promote Social and Emotional Learning

    Educators can take advantage of digital tools that students want to use to enhance social and emotional learning efforts.
    Matthew Farber
  • English-Language Learners

    Improving Math Curriculum for English Language Learners

    Leverage the expertise of educators from different disciplines to create a more effective math curriculum for English language learners.
    Renae Skarin
  • Learning Environments

    A Student-Driven Approach to Experiential Learning

    See how a Reggio Emilia–inspired elementary school in Australia fosters student interests to spark curiosity and joy in learning.
  • STEM

    5 Science Experiments Inspired by Harry Potter

    Teachers can use elements of the Harry Potter books and movies to inspire students of all ages to engage with scientific concepts.

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  • Education Trends

    Vaping is Looking More Like Cigarettes Every Day

    The number of middle and high school kids who are vaping has risen dramatically in the last year—and the addictive habit has now claimed its first lives. We’ve seen this all before.
  • School Climate

    Building a School Like a Tight-Knit Family

    At Springfield Renaissance School in Massachusetts, strong bonds between teachers and students drive academic success.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Debunking the IQ-Dyslexia Myth

    Children with dyslexia who struggle to read often conclude they're not smart enough to master the materials—but the research says that's wrong.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Optimizing Station Rotations in Blended Learning

    Using three stations effectively—teacher-led, online, and offline—should provide your students with plenty of ways to collaborate.
  • Assessment

    60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

    This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
  • School Leadership

    Building a Schoolwide Culture of Consistency

    A principal has turned a school in the Bronx around by asking teachers to promote literacy every day—in every subject area.
  • Learning Environments

    Building a 21st-Century Learning Space

    A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.
  • Student Engagement

    How to Keep Your Elementary Students Focused

    5 research-backed tips to keep your elementary students on-task.
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