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Inquiry-Based Learning

Playful Inquiry for Elementary Students

Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom.
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Back to School

Building Trust With Parents

Suggestions for how to make back-to-school night a hit for you and your students’ parents.
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Readers Weigh In

High School Flexible Seating Done Right

Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your...
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Back to School

Back-to-School Resources for Parents

Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.
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Literacy

Books That Explore the Refugee Experience

These nine books—for students of all grade levels—convey what it’s like to be a refugee.
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PBL Planning

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.
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Professional Development

Best Education Podcasts 2017

Teachers, psychologists, and authors bring you handy tips and big-picture takes on the state of education in these eight podcasts.
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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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Back to School

Relationships Matter More Than Rules

Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.
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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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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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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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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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Readers Weigh In

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.
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Readers Weigh In

High School Flexible Seating Done Right

Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.
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Literacy

A Skill Strong Readers Share

Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.
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The Research Is In

A Surprising Way to Reduce Math Stress

A new study finds that a simple writing exercise can improve students’ math outcomes.
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Character Education

Doorways Into Activism

Books can give children an entry point to taking action in the outside world by providing examples of how to address bullying, bias, and injustice.
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Communication Skills

Learning to Hook an Audience

The author’s fifth-grade students practiced a variety of skills in order to make 25-minute verbal and visual presentations on their inquiry-based projects.
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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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Collaborative Learning

Developing Independent Learners: Guiding Students to Be More Resourceful

When you empower students to be classroom experts, they learn to become resources for each other.
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Communication Skills

Hot-Button Topics, Civil Conversations

Fostering productive discussions on contentious topics.
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PBL Planning

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.
Project-Based Learning

Partnership Strategies for Real-World Projects

Students gain by taking on interdisciplinary projects with community nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies.
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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

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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