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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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Learning Environments

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.
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Education Equity

The Crisis in Black Education: Focusing on Young People’s Strengths

Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.
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Teaching Strategies

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.
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Student Engagement

Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

Six key rules for student engagement include making it meaningful, fostering efficacy, autonomy support, collaborative...
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Communication Skills

Hot-Button Topics, Civil Conversations

Fostering productive discussions on contentious topics.
A teacher discusses paperwork with two parents.
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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Student Engagement

Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers

You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.
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Classroom Technology

Ripping Learning off the Page

Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.
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Learning Environments

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their 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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Formative Assessment

Challenging Every Student in the Room

Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind.
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Mindfulness

When Mindfulness Feels Like a Necessity

It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.
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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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An elementary student and her teacher give each other a high-five at a table in a classroom.
Teaching Strategies

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Kindness: A Lesson Plan

Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
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Media Literacy

Teaching Why Facts Still Matter

When it seems as though politicians and others can’t agree on basic facts, it’s more important than ever to encourage our students to seek truth.
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Blended Learning

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers
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Coding in the Classroom

Q&A: The Art of Coding

Two educators on how to make learning computer science less daunting and more fun for students—and their teachers.
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Student Engagement

Encouraging Students to Own Their Work

Bringing choice into your classroom helps you give your students chances to create work that matters to them.
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Communication Skills

Teaching Kids to Move Beyond One-Word Questions

If you’re tired of “why,” use this framework to help your kindergarten students ask specific questions that yield...
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Inquiry-Based Learning

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

A four-step approach to using a powerful model that increases student agency in learning.
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Inquiry-Based Learning

Arts-Based Research: Surprise and Self-Motivation

Arts-based research is beginning an investigation without expectations and remaining open to all possibilities. Now...
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Blended Learning

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers
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Social and Emotional Learning

How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness

Leverage your students’ interests in gaming to build social and emotional learning—skills that will be valuable in...
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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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School Leadership

Networked: How Today’s Education Leaders Make Decisions

Rapid changes in technology are pushing school administrators to turn to their peers to solve some of their toughest ed...
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