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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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  • Collaborative Learning

    Making a Math Lesson More Hands-On

    When teachers provide opportunities for students to construct figures and play with dimensions while exploring geometry, math becomes more accessible to everyone.
  • Administration & Leadership

    Video Coaching as a Tool to Retain New Teachers

    School leaders can use video coaching to provide instant support and a sense of belonging that helps new teachers want to stay in their jobs.
    Stephanie Hofer
  • Environmental Education

    An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching Climate Change

    Combining several content areas can guide students to develop a deep understanding of how climate change affects them and their community.
  • Professional Learning

    Centering Choice in Professional Development

    When professional learning is infused with choices, teachers are more engaged. Here are a few tips for getting started.
  • Administration & Leadership

    How Principals Can Find and Work With a Mentor

    If you’re a principal, or aiming to be one, it’s a good idea to connect with an experienced leader who can guide you in your career.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    The Learning Science Behind Analogies

    Analogies help students remember new information by connecting it to frameworks or contexts they already know.
  • Administration & Leadership

    How Administrators Can Support Early Childhood Teachers

    School leaders can help sustain early grades teachers’ job satisfaction with strategies that foster their joy in working with young children.
  • Assessment

    A Restorative Approach to Grading

    A fresh approach to promoting equity in grading can lead to stronger relationships with students and deeper learning in the classroom.
  • Trauma-Informed Practices

    Building Confidence and Resilience Through the Arts

    By bringing in arts education, this school found a creative way to help heal trauma and encourage a more supportive learning environment.
  • English Language Learners

    How Peer Teaching Assistants Can Support Multilingual Learners

    Consistent interaction with fellow students who know what it’s like to learn a new language can offer multilingual learners essential support.

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