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Community Partnerships

A Town Helps Transform Its School

A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around.
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Virtual Reality

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.
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The Research Is In

A Case for Finger Counting

New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.
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Student Engagement

Fire Up Your Class With Student-Interest Surveys

What interests your students? Ask them, and then incorporate it into your curriculum. These tips will get you started.
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Character Education

Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.
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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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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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Literacy

Bringing Authors Into Your Classroom

Video chats with published writers will inspire your students to read and write more.
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Classroom Technology

Digital Tools and Distraction in School

We should be deliberately teaching middle and high school students how to manage their devices.
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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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Technology Integration

The Epic BYOD Toolbox

We’ve collected dozens of apps and tools for your bring-your-own-device classroom, with options for student writing, presentations, screencasting, assessment, and more.
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Character Education

Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.
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Readers Weigh In

6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

We asked about the professional development books you’d recommend to your teacher friends. Here are the six that stood out.
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Differentiated Instruction

A Reading List for Differentiated Instruction

You can find ideas on how to gear your teaching to meet the needs of all students even in works that aren’t explicitly about differentiation.
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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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Personal Learning Network

An Introduction to Twitter Education Chats

Edchats are a good way to grow your personal learning network. Here’s how to get started with them.
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News

A Farewell to the Coalition of Essential Schools

Celebrating the impact and influence of CES—with the people who knew it best.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Power of Collective Wisdom

Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.
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Teacher Leadership

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts

Students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.
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Community Partnerships

A Town Helps Transform Its School

A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy

Exercises that teachers and parents can use to help young children develop the ability to identify emotions.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

Have your students write about the principles they want to live by, using these prompts to help them get started.
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