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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

A teacher and student discuss text on the student’s laptop screen.

This simple tool can highlight word and punctuation choices to help developing writers examine the mechanics of their writing.

The author’s classroom, featuring an array of seating options

In her continuing efforts to improve her teaching, a middle school teacher moved from reworking the curriculum to updating her room.

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A female teacher and twelve-year-old girl are standing, smiling, and looking at a daily planner together.

A few ways teachers can help new middle schoolers—and their families—cope with this big change.

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A teacher and her students discuss the work on their laptops.

Coding in the Classroom
Coding Across the Curriculum

With these apps and games, you can work coding lessons into any subject and any grade from early elementary through 12th.

A young girl cheats by looking at another student’s work.

Classroom Management
A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

Young students who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, a new study finds.

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Two students work together on a math problem on a whiteboard.

Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

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Illustration of various education-related objects, such as a laptop, a student and parents, and a globe.

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

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A side profile of a young woman. Part of her face is comprised of triangles that are breaking off of her face.

Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.

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Illustration of a bunch of colorful art tools emerging from a computer monitor

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.

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Illustration of one rabbit on a log and another next to it

Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.

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An illustration of a pencil is erasing part of a maze.

A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.

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Students sit in a circle to mediate a difference as a teacher looks on.

Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.

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