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You'll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these blogs, please don't hesitate to let us know.

Because character education and SEL are misunderstood, they are often ignored as an integral part of the learning for which our schools are responsible.
Emphasize the obvious, keep things fresh, and be honest. Showing students that it pays to behave and respecting them as individuals greatly enhance classroom management.
Nettrice Gaskins April 4, 2016
Through culturally relevant narratives, choice, autonomy, and time for collaboration, one award-winning school is modeling a pathway into STEAM for underrepresented minority groups.
If you are looking to boost school breakfast participation, the first step is learning why students aren't taking advantage of it. The next step: Rethink the traditional breakfast model.
Collaborative and whole-group activities in a 1:1 classroom can help build real-time people skills despite (and because of) the technology in students' hands.
Modeled on student-led conferences, teacher-led evaluations support teachers as learners, motivate risk taking, and recognize the necessity for personalization.
For English-language learners, simple peer review activities that are kind, specific, and helpful will better assist students in improving their writing and learning about writing.