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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

The Sensory Room: Helping Students With Autism Focus & Learn

Learning Environments
Sensory Room 101

After we published a video about a special room designed to help autistic kids calm and focus themselves, you had questions. Here’s what it takes to create this kind of space.

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A teacher helps another teacher cross a chasm

Providing high-quality mentors to new teachers yields major academic benefits for students, a new study finds.

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Image of a student’s open daily planner with colored pencils and smartphone calendar on the side

Five techniques you can use with students in any class to help boost their long-term learning outcomes.

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A side exterior shot of a school bus. The majority of the bus is painted blue with colorful piping and white clouds.

These traveling art studios, science labs, and greenhouses are reducing barriers to access by meeting students where they are.

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Illustration of a clock taking off like a rocket, with pens, paper, a tablet computer, and other items in a cloud above it

Interest-Based Learning
Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.

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Students answer a question on a monitor using handheld devices called clickers.

Classroom Technology
Using Clickers? A Note of Caution

A new study shows that the popular edtech devices can improve fact retention but hinder deeper understanding.

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A blue-tinged photo of students talking, with math problems and formulas handwritten over them in white.

Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.

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Neat rows of desks fill a classroom.

Learning Environments
Rebooting Industrial Era Seating

Two educators present ideas for transforming our classrooms to meet the challenges of the future in this excerpt from their new book.

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A student confidently speaks to her class as her teacher smiles in the background.

Humans naturally try to get by with minimal work. Here are a few simple ways to push your students to think harder.

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Children smile as one of their peers makes a presentation.

Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading.

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Woman on the beach reading and lounging in a hammock.

Immerse yourself in these books to renew yourself for the coming school year.

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Musical notes flow across a blackboard from a piece of chalk held by a student.

Arts Integration
Music as a Teaching Tool

Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources.

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Illustration of a clock taking off like a rocket, with pens, paper, a tablet computer, and other items in a cloud above it

Interest-Based Learning
Standards-Aligned Genius Hour

Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.

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