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  • Student Engagement

    The Right Kind of Praise Can Spur Student Growth

    Research shows that when adults calibrate their praise by following a few simple rules, students take more academic risks and are inspired to continue learning.
    Meghan Laslocky
  • The Research Is In

    Using Student-Generated Questions to Promote Deeper Thinking

    Asking students to create their own questions has a powerful impact on learning. Plus, 5 tips to encourage high-quality questions.
    Youki Terada
  • Diversity

    Black Teachers Share Their Stories

    Though public schools are becoming increasingly diverse, Black teachers remain underrepresented in U.S. schools. In their own words, three Black educators reflect on their successes—and their challenges.
  • Assessment

    4 Strategies for Implementing Standards-Based Learning

    When the teachers and administrators at a middle school determined that A–F grades didn’t align with their goals, they began a years-long shift in how they assess student learning.
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  • Brain-Based Learning

    The Science Behind Brain Breaks

    Research shows that breaks can provide more than rest. Use them to boost creativity, cognitive function, and social skills.
  • Career and Technical Education

    A Tech Support Center Run by Students

    High school students develop real-world skills by providing on-site tech support to their classmates and school staff.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Learning to Measure the Size of a Problem

    When elementary students compare the relative importance of a range of problems, they learn to take charge of their reactions.
  • Dual-Language Learning

    The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
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  • Classroom Management

    Nurturing a Classroom Community During Distance Learning

    Strategies like using a variety of groupings and having students meet each other during online office hours can help build strong relationships.
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    6 Ways to be an Antiracist Educator

    Educator Dena Simmons on engaging in antiracist work in the classroom.
  • School Leadership

    3 Ways Administrators Can Nurture Teacher Growth

    Adults thrive in work environments characterized by autonomy, competence, and relatedness. Here’s how administrators can cultivate those qualities in their schools.
  • Education Equity

    How White Educators Can Approach Antiracist Work

    Striving to understand the origins of the concept of race and the effects of implicit biases are good initial steps.

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