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Social and Emotional Learning

Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
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Education Equity

The Crisis in Black Education: Crafting Mirrors Where Kids Can See Themselves

A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.
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Online Learning

Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.
Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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Critical Thinking

Love Lessons

Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.
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Online Learning

Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.
A side profile of a black educator smiling. The background is out of focus, showing three other black educators standing.
Education Equity

The Crisis in Black Education: Crafting Mirrors Where Kids Can See Themselves

A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.
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Young girl lying down, smiling, in the grass with heart-shaped globe above her head.
Social and Emotional Learning

Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
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Brain-Based Learning

2 Research-Tested Learning Strategies

Spaced practice and retrieval practice can be hard—but they’re super effective learning strategies. Here’s how you can implement them.
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Learning Environments

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.
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Formative Assessment

Challenging Every Student in the Room

Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind.
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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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Mindfulness

When Mindfulness Feels Like a Necessity

It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.
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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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Literacy

20 Indispensable High School Reads

We asked our community which works of literature were must-reads for high schoolers. Here are your top picks.
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Media Literacy

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

When it seems as though politicians and others can’t agree on basic facts, it’s more important than ever to encourage our students to seek truth.
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Literacy

Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.
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The Research Is In

Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.
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Student Engagement

Encouraging Students to Own Their Work

Bringing choice into your classroom helps you give your students chances to create work that matters to them.
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The Research Is In

Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.
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Bullying Prevention

Resources to Fight Bullying and Harassment at School

Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing...
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School Climate

Helping Troubled Students, One Relationship at a Time

Many students don’t trust anyone at school. To address that, we asked teachers to forge one-on-one bonds with these...
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Mental Health

What Teachers Should Know About ADHD & ASD

Teachers are critical in helping children affected by ASD or ADHD, as they are positioned to communicate with parents/...
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Teaching Strategies

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.
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Lesson Plans

Jump-Start Critical Thinking With an Aphorism

Using the figurative language in adages as a warm-up exercise to get your students thinking—in any class.
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Curriculum Planning

Heroes on a Learning Adventure

Think of your curriculum as a story. Assignments and activities are elements in the narrative, and your students are...
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Coding in the Classroom

Q&A: The Art of Coding

Two educators on how to make learning computer science less daunting and more fun for students—and their teachers.
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