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  • Teaching Strategies

    Innovative Ways to Make Coronavirus a Teachable Moment

    When the world feels dangerous, harnessing learning can provide some measure of clarity and perspective.
    Sarah Gonser
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Help Students Build Intrinsic Motivation

    By fostering students’ sense of mastery, autonomy, and purpose, teachers can boost their desire and dedication to learn.
    Cathleen Beachboard
  • Student Engagement

    Raising the Bar for Student Work

    Sharing high-quality examples from past students makes expectations for classwork tangible.
  • The Research Is In

    Pediatricians on Balancing Screen Time, Sleep, and Family During Coronavirus

    Don’t worry too much about screen time, pediatricians say, but make sure it’s not interfering with sleep and relationships.

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  • Mental Health

    Speaking Up on Teen Stress

    As schools look for guidance into the rise in high school stress, teens and educators share their insights.
  • Mental Health

    Students Tackle Life's Challenges Together

    Facing stress and frustrations from school, parents, and relationships, students turn to peer counselors for help.
  • Inquiry-Based Learning

    Putting Students in Charge of Their Learning Journey

    By leaving space in their lessons for authentic curiosity to take hold, teachers can enable deeper learning.
  • 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.
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    Help Students Build Intrinsic Motivation

    By fostering students’ sense of mastery, autonomy, and purpose, teachers can boost their desire and dedication to learn.
  • Classroom Management

    Empathy as a Classroom Management Tool

    Sharing with students how you feel when they’re disruptive can open up a conversation on how everyone can work together better.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    The Many Benefits of a Middle School Drama Club

    A drama club gives students an outlet for interests that go beyond acting and leads to friendships across grades.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    7 Ways to Maintain Relationships During Your School Closure

    Suddenly, you’re not in the same physical space as your students. We asked teachers to share strategies for maintaining relationships—both peer-to-peer and student-teacher—when everything’s gone remote.