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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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How one middle school teacher guides his students to managing their project-based learning groups like pros.

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Tips for hosting a Twitter chat with your students—a handy tool for enhancing digital literacy and engaging introverts.

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A simple activity can reduce friction in a classroom by guiding students to focus on each other’s strengths.

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Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the benefits of mentors to the most effective studying strategies.

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Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills.

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Audience response systems are a quick, engaging way to pause a lecture and see how well students are understanding the material.

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Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

4 5,573 737,605 views
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A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.

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Learning Environments
3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.

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Brain-Based Learning
How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.

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Kids build houses out of graham crackers in the author’s class.

Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.

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A child’s hand scribbling in pen in a lined notebook

Students with traumatic experiences bring those experiences with them to school. These strategies can help foster a feeling of safety.

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Hands on a computer keyboard seen from above, overlaid with maps and lines from a graph

Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the benefits of mentors to the most effective studying strategies.

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