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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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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!

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A creative way to give students a choice in what they read and differentiate instruction to help them grow as readers.

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Critical Thinking
The Art of Reflection

Portfolios allow students to regularly reflect on their learning process—deepening their connection to content.

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Media Literacy
The Future of Fake News

New audio and video software will make media manipulations harder to detect. These essential media literacy questions can help.

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A new platform helps teachers in different countries connect their classrooms and encourage an appreciation for different perspectives.

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Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.

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Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.

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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!

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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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Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

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When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in.

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

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