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  • Early Childhood Education

    Play-Based Activities That Build Reading Readiness

    Preschool teachers can use these activities to promote six early reading skills even as the kids enjoy themselves.
    Amanda Morin
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    Field Trips

    6 Free Resources for Virtual Field Trips

    Teachers can use panoramic photos and videos of locations all around the world to make lessons more engaging.
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    Student Engagement

    How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures

    A popular strategy, using pictures in math class gives students another way to access math concepts and can spark great conversations.
  • How Practicing Mindfulness Outdoors Boosts Well-being

    How Practicing Mindfulness Outdoors Boosts Well-Being

    As schools have taken classes outside for safer in-person learning, many have found the value of connecting mindfulness activities to nature.
  • High school students work together on project in classroom
    Inquiry-Based Learning

    Discover, Discuss, Demonstrate: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Keep Students Engaged

    The 3 Ds learning model is designed to facilitate deeper learning and increase student motivation.
  • Teen boy playing video games at home on his computer
    Education Equity

    Diverse Students Find a Home in Esports

    A fast-growing industry is making its mark in U.S. schools. Its proponents say it’s far more inclusive than traditional sports—and paves the way to future careers.
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    Interest-Based Learning

    Students Excel When They Find Purpose—So How Do We Help Them?

    By connecting learning to the real world, students begin to see themselves as a catalyst for change within it.
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    Critical Thinking

    How to Engage Students in Historical Thinking Using Everyday Objects

    Asking students to examine their own possessions from the perspective of a historian in the future helps them sharpens their analytical skills.
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    Education Equity

    A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias

    Teachers concerned that they might be showing bias against students in marginalized groups can use a short checklist for self-assessment.
  • Science teacher talks to high school class
    Curriculum Planning

    Weaving Social Justice Into Science Instruction

    Shedding light on inequity in science fields bolsters students’ critical thinking skills and sense of self-efficacy in science. A free curriculum helps teachers get started.
  • How to Create a Mistake-Friendly Classroom
    Growth Mindset

    How to Create a Mistake-Friendly Classroom

    When educators make it clear that mistakes are an essential part of the learning process, students can move past fear of failure and flourish as learners.
  • Middle school-aged girl doing homework
    Teaching Strategies

    How to Help Students Develop the Skills They Need to Complete Homework

    Middle and high school students can learn to work more efficiently by using strategies that improve their executive function skills.
  • Neuroscientists Say Don't Write Off Handwriting
    Brain-Based Learning

    Neuroscientists Say Don't Write Off Handwriting

    Brain scans reveal crucial reading circuitry flickering to life when young readers print letters and then read them. The effect largely disappears when letters are typed or traced.
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    The Research Is In

    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.

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