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Readers Weigh In

Tips for Tackling Timed Tests and Math Anxiety

You can't make timed tests go away, but you can help make the stress more manageable for students.
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Education Equity

Can Equity Be Taught?

In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.
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Lesson Plans

Memorial Day in the Classroom: Resources for Teachers

For teachers looking to incorporate Memorial Day into lessons, here are some of the best resources from around the...
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Open Education Resources

Free Is Good

Open educational resources are free digital materials you can use with your students. Here are some ways to find them.
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Classroom Management

19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as...
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Project-Based Learning

PBL and STEAM Education: A Natural Fit

Using project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts.
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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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Social and Emotional Learning

Supporting Kids Through Times of Change

Ten ways to help children cope with tough transitions in school—whether you’re their teacher or their parent.
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Student Engagement

A Solution for Student Disengagement

Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.
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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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Formative Assessment

Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

Checking for understanding is good for both students and teachers. We’ve rounded up a variety of digital tools to help you do it.
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Professional Development

Travel Grants and Fellowships for Educators

Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
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Teacher Appreciation

6 Traits of Life-Changing Teachers

We asked our community what makes teachers unforgettable. Here’s what they said.
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Bullying Prevention

How to Respond When Students Use Hate Speech

Some activities for creating a healthy classroom culture.
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Critical Thinking

Engaging With Contrary Evidence

Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.
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Student Engagement

A Solution for Student Disengagement

Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.
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School Leadership

The Graduate Profile: A Focus on Outcomes

These profiles help schools direct resources toward building student competencies. See how they work.
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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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School Leadership

Innovating Through District-Union Collaboration

Memorandums of understanding help district leaders and union members achieve flexibility around time and money issues.
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School Leadership

Meriden Public Schools: Courageous Leadership and Innovation in Action

Visit a school district that has modernized by focusing on four key areas.
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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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Classroom Technology

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.
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Blended Learning

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all...
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