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Creativity

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
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Critical Thinking

Talking Politics: Valuing Different Perspectives

Students learn how to share and listen to opposing beliefs with empathy.
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Growth Mindset

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
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School Climate

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior...
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Teacher Development

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

When you’re teaching a new subject or age group, use these six tips to tackle what you don’t know—and leverage what you do.
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Instructional Coaching

Coaching the Veteran Teacher

Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.
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Mental Health

Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students

These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy—which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.
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Game-Based Learning

Building a Sense of Community—With Math

MathMobs are friendly competitions that tap into students’ motivation to play to engage them in math.
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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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New Teachers

New Teachers: Fundamentals of Classroom Management

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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Creativity

Creativity on the Run: Apps That Support the Creative Process

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.
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Formative Assessment

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.
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Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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Classroom Management

Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.
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Classroom Management

Positive Words Go a Long Way

Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them.
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Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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Blended Learning

Extending Classroom Management Online

Nine suggestions to help you provide online learners with class norms and expectations and a sense of community.
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Mental Health

Trauma-Informed Practices Benefit All Students

These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy—which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.
School Climate

Suspensions Don’t Teach

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior...
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  • 4,158
Social and Emotional Learning

Creating Buy-In for SEL at Your School

Seven suggestions for getting others at your school on board with social and emotional learning.
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Teacher Wellness

When Students Are Traumatized, Teachers Are Too

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways...
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