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  • Technology Integration

    Using Common Tech Tools to Support Social and Emotional Learning

    These innovative strategies can help students find a sense of calm and self-awareness in the classroom.
    Rachelle Dené Poth
  • Student Voice

    Empowering Students by Cultivating Agency

    Elementary students may stay more engaged in school if they feel that their voice matters in their learning experiences.
  • Curriculum Planning

    An Inside Look at Webb’s Depth of Knowledge

    The creator of the well-known framework explains how it helps teachers evaluate the cognitive complexity of a task or assignment—and clears up some misconceptions about it.
  • School Culture

    How a School Made Play Central to Learning

    At a primary school in the UK, both students and teachers have become more engaged and curious as a result of a shift to a fully play-based approach—and learning has become more joyful for everyone.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Championing Women as Leaders in Education

    Men in authority can sponsor women as leaders and push for hiring more women in leadership roles.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Implementing Meaningful SEL for Staff

    Integrating social and emotional learning into staff meetings fosters an environment of trust and support between administrators and teachers.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Using Collective Leadership to Make a Major Shift in Your District

    Change is much easier when administrators lean on collective leadership and get early buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Critical Thinking

    How to Turn Your Math Classroom Into a ‘Thinking Classroom’

    The researcher Peter Liljedahl evangelizes for practices that prioritize and stimulate more hard thinking in classrooms.
  • Critical Thinking

    Helping Students Hone Their Critical Thinking Skills

    Used consistently, these strategies can help middle and high school teachers guide students to improve much-needed skills.
  • Professional Learning

    The Importance of Follow-Through After Professional Development

    After PD, teachers need a process that makes it easier to link evidence of student learning to classroom strategies.

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