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You’ll find practical classroom strategies and tips from real educators, as well as lesson ideas, personal stories, and innovative approaches to improving your teaching practice. If you have any thoughts or comments about these articles, please don’t hesitate to let us know.

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  • Technology Integration

    Fostering Self-Directed Learning in Makerspaces

    When students have the freedom to tinker and explore, their curiosity leads to perseverance—and the mastery of technical tools and skills.
  • Assessment

    The Advantages of Verbal Assessments

    High school teachers can use verbal assessments to ensure that students really know the content and are building oral communication skills.
    Alex Brouhard
  • English Language Learners

    Co-Teaching English Language Learners When You’re Short on Prep Time

    An experienced educator offers practical tips to help English language learning specialists work effectively with classroom teachers.
  • Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    How to Introduce Journaling to Young Children

    Students in preschool through second grade can benefit from drawing or writing to explore their thoughts and feelings.
  • Curriculum Planning

    6 Ways to Unplug From Classroom Technology in Our Digital Age

    Challenging students to do projects without technology has benefits for creativity, critical thinking, and student engagement.
  • Assessment

    Question: Do You Grade Formative Assessments?

    Our Managing Editor Tom Berger was under the impression that they were ungraded, but is now looking to get a clearer picture.
  • Environmental Education

    A Framework for Lessons on Sustainability

    Teachers can use this framework to guide students to develop deep and enduring knowledge on environmental topics.
  • Research

    The Overlooked Qualities That Signal Future Success—and How to Nurture Them

    Bestselling author and psychologist Adam Grant on rethinking grade point averages and how we misjudge what drives potential.
  • Technology Integration

    7 Digital Tools That Help Bring History to Life

    Challenging games, fun projects, and a healthy dose of AI tools round out our top picks for breathing new life into history lessons.
  • Professional Learning

    Integrating Technology Into Collaborative Professional Learning

    Incorporating digital collaboration into PD gives teachers a model to replicate when setting up tech activities for students.

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