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K-12 Education Tips & Strategies That Work

A female teacher and twelve-year-old girl are standing, smiling, and looking at a daily planner together.

A few ways teachers can help new middle schoolers—and their families—cope with this big change.

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Coding in the Classroom
Coding Across the Curriculum

With these apps and games, you can work coding lessons into any subject and any grade from early elementary through 12th.

A young girl cheats by looking at another student’s work.

Classroom Management
A Troubling Side Effect of Praise

Young students who are praised for being smart are more likely to cheat, a new study finds.

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Two students work together on a math problem on a whiteboard.

Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

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A woman seated at her desk and leaning back in her chair—eyes closed and smiling.

Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout the school year.

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Four adults sit in front of a circle of students—one adult instructs and the other three observe.

When you’re teaching a new subject or age group, use these six tips to tackle what you don’t know—and leverage what you do.

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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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Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

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Illustration of a bunch of colorful art tools emerging from a computer monitor

Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.

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Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.

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Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.

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Our brains are wired to forget, but there are research-backed strategies you can use to make your teaching stick.

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A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.

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