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Assessment

Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data

Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.
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Lesson Plans

The Great Gingerbread House Project

Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.
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Teacher Wellness

Don’t Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

Use these ideas to recover your sense of self and your joy in teaching.
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Brain-Based Learning

Quick Classroom Exercises to Combat Stress

These brain breaks and focused-attention practices can help students cope with stress and trauma and focus on their...
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Teaching Strategies

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
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Character Education

Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students

Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills.
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Classroom Technology

Polling Students to Check Understanding

Audience response systems are a quick, engaging way to pause a lecture and see how well students are understanding the material.
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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

Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book

A creative way to give students a choice in what they read and differentiate instruction to help them grow as readers.
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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Teaching Strategies

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.
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Learning Environments

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.
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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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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.
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Game-Based Learning

Learning by Tinkering

Minecraft and other open-world games are being harnessed to teach course content by taking advantage of students’ creativity.
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Arts Integration

The Impact of a Visiting Artist Program

It can benefit students well beyond arts classes, function as an in-place field trip, and strengthen your school’s ties to parents and the community.
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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...
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Arts Integration

Music as a Teaching Tool

Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or...
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Arts Integration

Setting the Stage for Arts Integration

A school in Louisiana got a start on developing a standards-aligned, arts-integrated curriculum by building a puppet...
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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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Integrated Studies

Sparking Curiosity and Solving Real-World Problems

See how students apply their literacy skills to explore science problems outside classroom walls.
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STEM

Computational Thinking Across the Curriculum

Four of the skills used to solve computer science problems can be applied in other classes as well.
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Arts Integration

Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

All points of arts integration -- from benefits and implementation to linking the arts with core curriculum -- are...
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