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  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Creating ELA Curriculum That’s Meaningful to Students

    A look at how high school English teachers can mix classic and contemporary texts to reflect the varied backgrounds and experiences of their students.
    Lorraine Radice
  • Literacy

    25 Essential Middle School Reads From the Last Decade

    We asked educators in our community to share their favorite middle-grade books that were published in the last 10 years. Here are your top picks.
  • Literacy

    Encouraging Students to Be Storytellers

    Students in kindergarten through second grade can develop the ability to share original stories, strengthening their literacy skills.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    5 Ways to Boost Social Skills for the Littlest Learners

    By helping young students develop social awareness and emotional literacy, teachers can create a calm environment in the classroom—and build the foundation for lifelong learning.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Why Schools Should Stop Adding and Adopt a ‘Subtraction Mindset’

    When trying to solve problems, we rarely think of what to take away. As schools face new crises, is subtraction the secret weapon to getting them back on track?
  • Student Engagement

    Using Robotics to Spark Engagement in Middle School Math

    An activity that combines coding and solving equations improves students’ math skills and helps them build persistence.
  • Place-Based Learning

    A Place-Based Study of the Industrial Revolution for Elementary Students

    Doing a deep dive into the industrial revolution allows students to understand the history of their city and of child labor.
  • Technology Integration

    Teaching Students About Keyboard Shortcuts

    Teachers can let students in on shortcuts in Zoom, Seesaw, Canva, and more so they can be efficient and feel confident when using apps.
  • Assessment

    Incorporating Simple, Student-Designed Assessments

    These assessments increase student accountability and provide a way to personalize learning without a lot of extra time and effort.
  • Formative Assessment

    The Benefits of Student Reflections Early in the Year

    Thoughtfully assessing their progress allows middle school students to make adjustments in order to achieve their academic goals.

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