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Teacher Wellness

Teachers: Summer Reading to Cultivate Your Emotional Resilience

Immerse yourself in these books to renew yourself for the coming school year.
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Project-Based Learning

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading.
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Project-Based Learning

Projects That Have Been Put to the Test

A team of researchers created and tested four social studies units that improved achievement among students in high-...
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Mental Health

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

A seasoned educator shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma.
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Teacher Wellness

Get the Most Out of Summer

Eight tips on incorporating relaxation and intentional planning for the year ahead into your summer so you can return...
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Learning Environments

Photos: Classrooms That Really Move

These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing barriers to access by meeting students where they are.
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Interest-Based Learning

Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.
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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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The Research Is In

Using Clickers? A Note of Caution

A new study shows that the popular edtech devices can improve fact retention but hinder deeper understanding.
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Teacher Collaboration

Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.
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Trading Places

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.
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Learning Environments

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus and Learn

Imagine a safe space where students with autism can go to calm their bodies and then get back to the business of learning.
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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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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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Student Engagement

9 Strategies for Motivating Students in Mathematics

Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
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Creativity

A Powerful Way to End the School Year

Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.
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Learning Environments

Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

Two educators present ideas for transforming our classrooms to meet the challenges of the future in this excerpt from their new book.
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Brain-Based Learning

Overcoming the Principle of Least Effort

Humans naturally try to get by with minimal work. Here are a few simple ways to push your students to think harder.
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Place-Based Learning

When Your School Is a Museum

In Grand Rapids, Michigan, an award-winning school has been the catalyst for a district turnaround after a 20-year decline.
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After-School Learning

A Giant Maker Project

K–12 students design and build 10-foot-tall puppets for a production of The BFG, and learn collaboration, engineering, and design thinking in the process.
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Place-Based Learning

Turning the Community Into a Classroom

See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of...
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After-School Learning

5 Reasons Your After-School Practitioner Is Your Biggest Ally

After-school program staff are an untapped resource that can help support teachers and enhance learning and development...
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Brain-Based Learning

Conquering the Multitasking Brain Drain

Contrary to popular belief, multitasking interferes with the quality of learning. These suggestions can help students...
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Interest-Based Learning

Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.
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Project-Based Learning

Projects That Have Been Put to the Test

A team of researchers created and tested four social studies units that improved achievement among students in high-...
Project-Based Learning

New Study Shows the Impact of PBL on Student Achievement

Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically...
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Project-Based Learning

Fostering Confident Problem Solvers

How one teacher uses project-based learning to empower her students to see themselves as agents of change in society.
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