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Teaching Strategies

Ditching the Math Textbook

Using music and seeking out math in the real world are two options to pursue when you set aside your textbook.
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Classroom Management

5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in.
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Brain-Based Learning

Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds

Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing,...
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Teaching Strategies

Teaching High-Level Math to Young Students

Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high...
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Mental Health

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Family Engagement

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past.
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Teaching Strategies

Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective

Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior.
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Brain-Based Learning

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.
Social and Emotional Learning

Morning Meetings: Building Community in the Classroom

Starting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.
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Technology Integration

Tech Buddies: Building Technology Skills Through Peer Teaching

See the learning on both sides when fifth graders teach computer skills to first graders.
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Communication Skills

Oracy in the Classroom: Strategies for Effective Talk

School 21 develops confident students who can articulate their thoughts and learning with strategies like discussion guidelines and roles and structured talk tasks.
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Critical Thinking

Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Digital Citizenship

What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

Ideas on how to guide students to the knowledge and experience they need to act responsibly online.
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Project-Based Learning

Getting Started With Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don’t Go Crazy)

A handful of tips to help teachers ease into PBL without getting overwhelmed.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Power of Being Seen

How well do you know your students? In a Nevada school, a simple strategy pushes teachers to look beyond the lessons.
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Classroom Technology

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.
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Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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Teacher Wellness

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.
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Teacher Wellness

Are You at Risk for Secondary Traumatic Stress?

Teaching and caring for others—especially kids in trauma—can be difficult. Here are six strategies to help you take...
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Teacher Wellness

Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout...
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways...
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Rubrics

6 Reasons to Try a Single-Point Rubric

A format that provides students with personalized feedback and works to keep them from focusing solely on their grade.
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Assessment

Competency-Based Learning: Developing Mastery of Skills and Content

At Pittsfield Middle High School, students choose how they will show what they have learned.
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Brain-Based Learning

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time.
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Student Engagement

Sharing the Depth of Knowledge Wheel With Students

Many teachers use Norman Webb’s framework in developing assignments, but it can also be shared with students to help...
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