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  • Administration & Leadership

    Implementing Meaningful SEL for Staff

    Integrating social and emotional learning into staff meetings fosters an environment of trust and support between administrators and teachers.
    Jessica Cabeen
  • Administration & Leadership

    Using Collective Leadership to Make a Major Shift in Your District

    Change is much easier when administrators lean on collective leadership and get early buy-in from key stakeholders.
  • Critical Thinking

    How to Turn Your Math Classroom Into a ‘Thinking Classroom’

    The researcher Peter Liljedahl evangelizes for practices that prioritize and stimulate more hard thinking in classrooms.
  • School Culture

    How a School Made Play Central to Learning

    At a primary school in the UK, both students and teachers have become more engaged and curious as a result of a shift to a fully play-based approach—and learning has become more joyful for everyone.
  • Critical Thinking

    Helping Students Hone Their Critical Thinking Skills

    Used consistently, these strategies can help middle and high school teachers guide students to improve much-needed skills.
  • Professional Learning

    The Importance of Follow-Through After Professional Development

    After PD, teachers need a process that makes it easier to link evidence of student learning to classroom strategies.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Creating an Inclusive Classroom for Neurodivergent Learners

    Neurodivergence is underrecognized in childhood. Teachers can use these strategies for a universal approach that supports all learners.
  • Student Engagement

    Using Stories Beyond Word Problems to Teach Math

    Stories can help students recall key math concepts and make the subject more relevant to them.
  • Literacy

    Creating Videos to Explore Literary Analysis

    Making a short video can be a powerful opportunity for students to explore a reading in a different way from writing an essay.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    Using Explicit Instruction to Foster SEL

    Many students struggle to master crucial skills like resiliency and problem-solving. Here’s a four-step plan for teaching these skills.

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