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  • Student Engagement

    4 Activities to Encourage End-Of-Year Reflections

    For middle and high school students, the last few weeks of school offer a great opportunity to look back on challenges they've overcome, celebrate achievements, and dream of what is to come next year.
  • Administration & Leadership

    3 Lessons Administrators Can Learn From This School Year

    By taking stock of the year’s highs and lows and soliciting feedback from teachers and staff, school leaders can prepare for the fall.
    Jessica Cabeen
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  • Assessment

    A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
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  • Student Voice

    Fostering Identity, Joy, and Skill Development

    How a teacher used a mini-unit featuring poetry, music, and art to help her third-grade students learn more about themselves and each other.
    170
  • Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Bringing Identity Work to Project-Based Learning

    As they emerged from the difficulties of the past few years, these students combined humanities, STEM, and the arts in a project that celebrated their identities as individuals and as a community.
  • Student Engagement

    How to Celebrate the End of the Year in Elementary School

    Teachers can balance maintaining classroom routines with creating special moments for students to remember.
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  • Creativity

    Cultivating a Creative Mindset

    To help students be more creative and become innovators, teachers must first nurture their own creativity.
    110
  • Special Education

    Tools for Supporting Students With Reading Disabilities

    Using text-to-speech tools boosts access and engagement for students with reading disabilities, leading to improved academic outcomes.
    146
  • Student Voice

    4 Simple Steps to Providing Free-Choice Learning

    Teachers can put students in control of how they absorb information by giving them multiple options to achieve learning goals.
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  • Student Engagement

    Using Weekly Goals to Help Students Finish the School Year Strong

    As summer approaches, students’ motivation can wane, but goal setting can help them stay on track.
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