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Curriculum Planning

Looking for ways to develop dynamic, compelling, and standards-based course content and activities? This is the place to start.

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A middle-school language arts teacher takes us through her step-by-step process for designing project-based units that are Common Core aligned.

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Inspiring Young Writers With Minecraft

Using a topic of great interest to students, like a popular video game, is a handy way to get them writing.

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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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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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What the Heck Is Service Learning?

Here's a simple definition for service learning with details and resources for planning a unit.

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3 Unused Teaching Tools: The Furniture, Floors, and Walls

Change your classroom environment and you can change your students' behavior.

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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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Solving Real-World Issues Through Problem-Based Learning

The perfect problem connects content, student interest, and an authentic context.

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9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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Fuel Creativity in the Classroom With Divergent Thinking

Teachers can inspire out-of-box thinking for students by using problem-based learning, art, music, and inquiry-based feedback.

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Differentiated Instruction: Resource Roundup

In this collection of tools and advice from Edutopia and the web, find resources to help you adjust instruction in response to diverse learner needs and interests.

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Getting Started With Project-Based Learning (Hint: Don't Go Crazy)

If you're new to project-based learning, Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller eases you into the approach with four suggestions to help you stay sane and begin mastering PBL.

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Parents and educators can become more aware of ways into the hearts and minds of teens that can make a difference.

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Helping Students Develop the Skills to Focus

Edutopia blogger Maurice Elias shares a classroom activity that helps K-8 students develop their ability to focus and pay better attention.

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