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  • Literacy

    Assessing Literacy Skills With One-on-One Conferencing

    Brief, frequent chats with students help teachers assess their reading and writing skills while building strong relationships.
    Kyleen Gray
  • Assessment

    Making (Low-Stakes) Practice Tests More Effective

    Practice tests not only help surface gaps in knowledge—they also strengthen memory.
  • World Languages

    4 Activities to Boost Target Language Vocabulary Acquisition

    To give his students repeated exposure to relevant vocabulary terms, the author relies on a tried-and-true tool: index cards.
  • Mental Health

    Supporting Students Affected by Trauma

    Just as students with learning challenges need academic accommodations, students who have adverse childhood experiences may benefit from social and emotional accommodations.
  • Game-Based Learning

    How to Find Games for Classroom Learning

    A game-based learning expert looks at why teachers should try using games, and shares a new book—available for free—that will help them identify worthwhile games for their students.
  • Technology Integration

    Reducing Dependence on Slides

    Focusing less on the slides and more on student discussion fosters deeper engagement.
  • Teacher Collaboration

    How Teachers Can Learn Through Action Research

    A look at one school’s action research project provides a blueprint for using this model of collaborative teacher learning.
  • Mental Health

    Students Tackle Life's Challenges Together

    Facing stress and frustrations from school, parents, and relationships, students turn to peer counselors for help.
  • Education Equity

    Reflections on Becoming More Culturally Responsive

    Participants in a program on culturally responsive teaching practices share what they’ve learned about themselves—and how their teaching has changed as a result.
  • Critical Thinking

    Six Scaffolds That Deepen Independent Learning

    When teaching problem-based lessons, use thinking scaffolds to propel students toward greater expertise and deeper learning.