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

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Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

Here are some activities to stimulate your students' minds when they need a change, and to focus and calm them when they're just too stimulated.

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5 Tips for Making Group Work Manageable

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Advice Needed: Best Video Resources for Teachers?

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An Introduction to Project-Based Learning

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A Fit Body Means a Fit Mind

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Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

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Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

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Can Equity Be Taught?

In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.

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12 Inspiring STEM Books for Girls

Science, technology, engineering, and math are more important than ever, so we’ve put together a list of books to encourage girls to persevere in these subjects.

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Want to Improve a District? Let Teachers Lead the Way

A Connecticut superintendent put teachers and students at the forefront of all decisions and transformed a district.

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Redefining Failure

Why encouraging students to get everything right is the wrong direction.

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Making Earth Day More Than Just a One-Day Celebration

Resources for connecting project-based learning to Earth Day—for students of all ages.

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A Glossary for the Current Education Debate

State and federal officials talk about school choice, but what exactly is it? We define some key terms.

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Earth Day: Lesson Plans, Reading Lists, and Classroom Ideas

Resources from around the web for incorporating Earth Day into your class.

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30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

Most teachers use silencing methods, such as flicking the lights or ringing a call bell. This article explores some additional ideas categorized by grade bands.

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6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

Support every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.

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5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

When it comes to managing a classroom, most of what we learn as new teachers is trial by fire. It's also smart to heed the advice of those who have walked -- and stumbled -- before you. If you are struggling with discipline, here are five tips that you can...

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5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

Check out these researched-based, best teaching practices and share with us the ways you already use them in your classroom.

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Doing It Differently: Tips for Teaching Vocabulary

Rebecca Alber offers tips for teaching vocabulary that include letting students select the words, putting away dictionaries, and creating time for talk and play with new terms.

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The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

By incorporating facts, novelty, examples, analogies, and emotion; and cycling content, telling content-related stories, and making lessons multisensory, we can make learning easier for our students.

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5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

Many would agree that for inquiry to be alive and well in a classroom that, amongst other things, the teacher needs to be expert at asking strategic questions. With that in mind, if you are a new teacher or perhaps not so new but know that question-asking is...

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