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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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Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.

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Coding in the Classroom
The Impact of Student-Created Apps

Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence.

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Four ways to come up with questions that guide students to engage deeply with class content. Plus: a pop quiz for you.

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Social and Emotional Learning
Bite-Size SEL Lessons

Snack time can be an opportunity for social and emotional learning instead of simply a pit stop for hungry kids.

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Flash lessons get administrators out of their offices and into classrooms—and can strengthen their connections with teachers.

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Five first grade girls sit at a round table painting portraits of sunflowers.

Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom.

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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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K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.

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Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.

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Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.

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Culturally Responsive Teaching
Getting to Know Students Deeply

Teachers can improve outcomes and build equity in the classroom by listening closely to their students. Here are six ways to do that.

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A new study finds that a simple writing exercise can improve students’ math outcomes.

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Teacher Wellness
Battling Decision Fatigue

When you’re teaching reading, focusing on these three questions can help you conserve your mental energy.

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