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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

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Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.

Students examine and write about an aquarium, a plant, and other things.

Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.

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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After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.

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Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills.

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Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them.

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A girl looks at a math app on a tablet screen.

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

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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 boy works on the floor in his class.

These students work while standing, kneeling—some of them even sit in chairs.

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