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Bullying Prevention

Anatomy of School Bullying

Understanding the hot spots within schools is essential to putting a stop to student bullying.
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School Leadership

Principal of a School on the Edge

The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
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Student Voice

Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they...
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Brain-Based Learning

Strategies for Students With Scattered Minds

Teachers can help students strengthen their brain's executive function with "workouts" in which they practice pausing,...
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Differentiated Instruction

3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

Teachers aiming to differentiate learning in their classroom can focus on content, process, and product in giving...
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Teaching Strategies

You Can’t Cover Everything

Teachers have mandated content to cover, but also seek to develop skills that students will use long after they have forgotten rote facts.
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Student Engagement

Tough Mudder Goes to the Gym

Engage all students in gym by updating the old familiar obstacle course. Plus, you can include discussions on growth mindset.
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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills.
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Community Partnerships

Community Walks Create Bonds of Understanding

When students lead teachers through their communities, the cultural exchange can have a transformational effect on school culture.
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Social and Emotional Learning

13 Powerful SEL Activities

Build social and emotional skills into any class.
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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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Growth Mindset

Embracing Failure: Building a Growth Mindset Through the Arts

Teach your students the recipe for success: taking risks, making mistakes, and integrating critical feedback.
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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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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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Assessment

3 Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

Gather and use valuable student data to inform your classroom practice.
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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 in your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
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Teacher Development

New Teachers: Classroom Management Essentials

Four must-haves for creating an effective learning environment.
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Family Engagement

New Teachers: How to Talk to Parents

A veteran teacher shares what she’s learned in the course of 26 years. Big picture: A little empathy goes a long way.
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Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills.
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Student Voice

Disagree With a Student’s Opinion?

Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Building a Positive Mindset One Word at a Time

Students can craft uplifting poems and narratives using a list of inspiring words you provide.
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School Leadership

Every School Should Tell Its Story

There’s value in collecting and curating the stories that unfold in our schools and our students.
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Literacy

New Teachers: Inspire Your Students to Write, Write, Write

Introduce this low-pressure writing strategy to increase engagement and lessen anxiety.
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Project-Based Learning

Why Your Project Needs a Verb

Selecting a verb for a project-based learning assignment can bring clarity to the work and help students apply their learning.
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Professional Development

Deeper Learning—for Teachers

We can harness the engagement our students find in project-based learning in our own professional development.
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Project-Based Learning

Getting Students Into College Is Not Enough

See how one high school shapes its PBL curriculum—available online for free—to help prepare students to progress all...
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Place-Based Learning

Turning the Community Into a Classroom

See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of...
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