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  • Elementary teacher walks outside with students as class project
    School Libraries

    A Fun Way to Engage Students’ Minds and Bodies With Books

    StoryWalks encourage collaboration and reflection, and transform the often sedentary act of reading into a dynamic, interactive activity.
    Emily Crawford
  • Two students draw the Earth with markers
    Environmental Education

    Taking an Interdisciplinary Approach to Environmental Science

    Teachers in any content area can use project-based learning to explore environmental concerns with their students.
  • Elementary students raising their hands in class
    Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Taking Small Steps Toward Equity

    It can be difficult to know how to keep going with equity work, but starting with culturally responsive teaching is helpful.
  • High school students work on group project
    Student Engagement

    How to Set Up Authentic Assignments in High School English

    Assignments that align with standards and hone students’ critical thinking skills can boost their engagement in learning.
  • Two teachers have discussion in classroom at school
    Professional Learning

    A Solid Foundation for a Mentoring Relationship

    Setting up an agreement that covers how a mentor and mentee will work together can help both get the most out of their collaboration.
  • Middle school students work together in a group.
    Student Voice

    After-School Clubs Encourage Problem-Solving by Letting Students Lead

    Using their interests as a guide, elementary students can simultaneously acquire knowledge and serve the school community.
  • Martin Luther King in jail in Birmingham, Alabama

    Teaching ‘Letter from Birmingham Jail’

    The open letter by Martin Luther King Jr. is an excellent resource for teaching persuasive writing and much more.
  • Teacher help student in middle school classroom

    Celebrating Student Growth With Formative Data

    A look at how one district is working to meet individual student needs and accelerate learning by using ongoing formative data to measure growth.
  • Middle school classroom with teacher and students and laptops
    Integrated Studies

    A Month-to-Month Guide to Interdisciplinary Instruction

    Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.
  • Two elementary students play on a computer with their Spanish teacher
    Communication Skills

    5 Reasons to Use TV Commercials in World Language Classes

    Using commercials with storylines in the target language is a fun way to immerse students in the culture they’re studying.

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