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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Eighth graders at the author’s school taught themselves psychology by writing their own primer on the topic.

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Use these games to engage even the students who don’t usually like to run.

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Student Engagement
Bringing Joy to Math Class

Math doesn’t have to be tedious—see how one middle school math teacher encourages students to get excited about it.

Equity in Education: Empowering First-Generation Students to Succeed

At these three high schools, getting every student into college is an equity issue.

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A seasoned educator shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma.

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Two vocabulary exercises that get students to make connections between words and explain their thinking.

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These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.

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An illustration of the circuits firing in a young person's brain.

Six brain-based strategies to help kids with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder build confidence, engagement, and focus.

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Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.

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Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.

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A young boy in black and white sees a colorful collection of crayons.

A lawyer breaks down the jargon around the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling and shows how it benefits students.

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Confident students taking a test.

A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time.

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A group of young students work on a math problem on a whiteboard as the teacher watches.

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.

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