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Maker Education

An Inside Look at an Award-Winning Maker Program

Making turned New Jersey middle school students into teachers for a weekend—and sent some of them to the White House.
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English-Language Learners

Do's & Don'ts for Teaching English-Language Learners

In an excerpt from his book with fellow teacher Katie Hull Sypnieski, blogger Larry Ferlazzo looks at a few basic ways to reach students who are learning English as well as the subject at hand.
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English-Language Learners

4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners

One veteran teacher shares her experiences helping ELL students thrive.
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Global Education

U.S. Math Scores Fall in Global Rankings

The latest PISA rankings show a decline in U.S. math scores, but experts say that focusing on successes at home may be...
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Student Engagement

Engage and Motivate Your Students Before the Holiday Break

Projects designed to embrace holiday and seasonal themes—and timed to coincide with the holiday schedule—can relieve...
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Student Engagement

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.
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Teaching Strategies

The Value of Role-Play in Teaching Politics

Tips for presenting—and critically evaluating—a variety of political viewpoints in government and history classes.
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Student Engagement

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques.
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Student Engagement

#JokeoftheDay Prepares Students for Learning

A simple way to build community and prime students for critical thinking.
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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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Teacher Collaboration

Analyze Student Work to Inform Instruction

Tailor your instruction by incorporating your peers’ feedback about student work.
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Arts Integration

Using the Arts to Synthesize Student Understanding

Arts integration is more than an afterthought. You can use the arts to both meet your arts standards and deepen academic learning.
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Teaching Strategies

Critique Protocol: Helping Students Produce High-Quality Work

Your students can improve their work by recognizing the strengths and weaknesses in the work of others.
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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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Coding in the Classroom

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
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Literacy

6 Techniques for Building Reading Skills—in Any Subject

Students need good reading skills not just in English but in all classes. Here are some ways you can help them develop those skills.
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Literacy

50 Writing Prompts for All Grade Levels

Sometimes students need a little push to activate their imaginations.
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Education Equity

Biased Discipline at My School

A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.
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Student Engagement

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.
A smiling six-year-old girl lies on the school playground with a thought bubble drawn in chalk above her head.
Student Engagement

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.
Student Engagement

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques.
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Student Engagement

#JokeoftheDay Prepares Students for Learning

A simple way to build community and prime students for critical thinking.
Teaching Strategies

Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks

From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions.
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Education Trends

Education Research Highlights From 2016

A look at the research that made an impact in 2016, from growth mindset in science class to effective stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.
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English-Language Learners

4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners

One veteran teacher shares her experiences helping ELL students thrive.
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Technology Integration

Using Apple Teacher for Professional Development

A seasoned educator shares her tips for getting the most out of Apple resources. 
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Student Engagement

Engage and Motivate Your Students Before the Holiday Break

Projects designed to embrace holiday and seasonal themes—and timed to coincide with the holiday schedule—can relieve...
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