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  • Teacher Collaboration

    Making Teams More Collaborative

    Simple but powerful advice: clear roles, expectations, and reflection can improve collaboration.
    James Hilton Harrell
  • Literacy

    3 Ways to Make Better Use of Reading Science

    Teaching reading is hard. But there are fundamental things we know about how kids learn to read—the key is to remain nuanced in their application.
    Sarah Gonser
  • Service Learning

    Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

    When Maryland middle school students spend a day focusing on helping others, they see their own capacity to make a difference in their community.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Powerful SEL Is Happening After School, Too

    New research shows that when schools extend SEL lessons beyond the classroom into after-school programming, students’ academic skills and classroom behaviors improve.

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  • Communication Skills

    Building Perspective Through Meaningful Discussion

    When they don’t shy away from talking about tough topics, students and teachers gain a deeper understanding of important issues—and each other.
  • Advisory

    Supporting Personalized Learning Through Advisory

    Daily meetings with a consistent "crew" build strong relationships that help students thrive socially, emotionally, and academically.
  • Assessment

    Making (Low-Stakes) Practice Tests More Effective

    Practice tests not only help surface gaps in knowledge—they also strengthen memory.
  • STEM

    It’s Good News on Girls and Science

    A recent meta-analysis of almost 80 studies finds that girls are making dramatic strides in imagining themselves as scientists—but there’s still work to do.
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  • Service Learning

    Building a Culture of Kindness With a Day of Service

    When Maryland middle school students spend a day focusing on helping others, they see their own capacity to make a difference in their community.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Powerful SEL Is Happening After School, Too

    New research shows that when schools extend SEL lessons beyond the classroom into after-school programming, students’ academic skills and classroom behaviors improve.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    What Brain Science Teaches Us About Conflict Resolution

    When a teacher noticed her kids fighting at recess, she turned to neuroscience and mindfulness practice to help them take control of their emotions.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    A De-escalation Exercise for Upset Students

    A simple technique that takes just a few minutes can help an agitated student regain the state of mind needed for learning.