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Explore and share tips, strategies, and resources for helping students develop across any grade. 

  • Teenage girl participating in a video chat with her teacher

    Tips to Create a Warmer, More Engaging Online Classroom

    Your emotional state influences how well students learn. Here are tips to incorporate a restorative approach to your online teaching.
    Annie O'Shaughnessy
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  • An illustration concept of learning in a digital environment

    A Powerful Model for Understanding Good Tech Integration

    Good technology integration isn’t about using the fanciest tool, it’s about being aware of the range of options and picking the right strategy—or strategies—for the lesson at hand.
    7.6k
  • Katie Papaccoli teaches a class of first graders with autism at the P186X school in District 75 in the Bronx. March, 2019. Edwin J. Torres for Edutopia.

    New Strategies in Special Education as Kids Learn From Home

    In special education, teachers say that schedules, sensory supports, and close collaboration with families can help smooth the transition to remote learning.
    14.6k
  • A group of teenagers doing an icebreaker exercise in which one person is blindfolded and the others are helping him jump across yellow tiles that are scattered across the floor

    10 Powerful Community-Building Ideas

    Strategies for ensuring that students in every grade feel like they’re part of the classroom community.
    29.1k
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    Multiple Intelligences: What Does the Research Say?

    Proposed by Howard Gardner in 1983, the theory of multiple intelligences has revolutionized how we understand intelligence. Learn more about the research behind his theory.
    46.9k
  • Teacher standing in front of class with students' hands raised

    5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

    We teachers are always looking to innovate, so, yes, it's essential that we try new things to add to our pedagogical bag of tricks. But it's important to focus on purpose and intentionality -- and not on quantity. So what really matters more than "always trying something new" is the reason behind why we do what we do.
    55.6k
  • Standing outside between two trees, a father and son are looking at each other, smiling, and hugging each other with one arm.

    15 Questions to Replace ‘How Was School Today?’

    These questions will help you draw out important information from your kids.
    36.9k
  • A side shot of a young female teacher in glasses and a green shirt looking out of a window.

    The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

    Knowledge is a curse. Knowing things isn't bad itself, but it causes unhealthy assumptions -- such as forgetting how hard it was to learn those things in the first place. It's called the Curse of Knowledge. In this post, we'll identify how the Curse of Knowledge affects educators. Then we'll outline seven ways to alleviate the curse. The ultimate goal is to improve instruction.
    38k
  • photo of teacher and student at whiteboard

    The 5 Priorities of Classroom Management

    To effectively manage a classroom, teachers must prioritize building relationships, leveraging time, and designing behavioral standards.
    27.2k
  • A female teacher in a blue shirt and glasses is sitting in a classroom alone, looking at papers.

    3 Ways Student Data Can Inform Your Teaching

    Gather and use valuable student data to inform your classroom practice.
    23.1k
  • Adolescent girl doing homework.

    What’s the Right Amount of Homework?

    Decades of research show that homework has some benefits, especially for students in middle and high school—but there are risks to assigning too much.
    15.9k
  • Young boy sitting close between man and woman at a table with a teacher sitting across from them holding a pen with an open notebook

    Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

    Back-to-school content is usually focused on teachers and students, and as these two groups will have the largest workload ahead of them, that makes sense. But for students, the ultimate support system is not an expert teacher, but an informed and supportive family.
    23.8k
  • 15 Characteristics of a 21st-Century Teacher

    A teacher reflects on our changing society and how change informs what teaching is like today.
    28.1k

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