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  • Student Engagement

    Building Busy Boxes for Preschoolers

    These kits—organized around lessons or students’ individual interests—encourage preschoolers to engage in independent play.
    Andrea Callahan
  • Administration & Leadership

    Using Data to Proactively Manage Student Behavior

    Schools can identify trends and patterns in student behavior in order to help correct issues and prevent them from recurring.
  • Teaching Strategies

    The Power of Compliments in the Math Classroom

    Consider these ideas for giving students meaningful praise that will encourage their learning.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Jump-Starting Academic Learning With Movement and Dance

    The benefits of movement in the classroom aren’t limited to younger students. Pairing new words and concepts with gestures or dance moves locks in understanding—and active brain breaks prime students to learn even more.
  • Technology Integration

    Lessons From Antarctica: Bringing Virtual Reality Into Environmental Education

    The Grosvenor Teacher Fellowship brought one teacher deep into the antarctic, emerging with deepened knowledge of environmental education and the role of VR in student engagement.
  • Project-Based Learning (PBL)

    Project-Based Learning for New Teachers

    Building confidence to try PBL can be tough—here are some ways to integrate projects with the essential elements of core instruction.
  • Communication Skills

    A Way to Sharpen Critical Thinking Through Conversation

    Reconfiguring your classroom setup can help encourage student engagement during group discussions.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Question: How Should the Systems for Evaluating Teachers Change?

    Share your thoughts on teacher evaluations. We're listening and may quote you!
  • Instructional Coaching

    Improving Your Teaching With an AI Coach

    New tools are leveraging artificial intelligence to help teachers glean insights into how they interact with students.
  • Student Engagement

    Protocols That Get All Students Talking in Class Discussions

    These intentional response strategies create entry points for students who may feel reticent to share in class discussions.

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