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  • Online Learning

    Keeping Kindergartners Engaged in Distance Learning

    Personalizing lessons and giving brain breaks can help young students stay engaged during short synchronous sessions.
    Ruth Calkins
  • School Leadership

    What Summer Schools Learned About the Challenges of Reopening

    Across the country, forward-looking districts used summer school to anticipate—and try to solve—some of the issues they’d inevitably face when schools reopened.
  • The Research Is In

    7 Classroom Management Mistakes—and the Research on How to Fix Them

    Whether our emotions get the best of us, or we fall into familiar but unproductive habits, here are 7 common classroom management mistakes, and what the research suggests you should do instead.
  • Assessment

    Starting the Year With Adaptable Literacy Preassessments

    Planning to assess literacy skills in formats that work in either live or remote instruction will help middle school teachers meet students where they are.
  • STEM

    Making STEM More Engaging and Inclusive

    By allowing student interests to guide projects, teachers can open up the world of STEM to learners who have previously been sidelined.
  • Literacy

    Developing Literacy Through Reading Buddies

    Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
  • Literacy

    Building Literacy Skills With Dramatic Play

    By acting out their own stories, young children develop a deeper understanding of character, setting, and language.
  • Game-Based Learning

    How to Use Games to Build Community in Distance Learning

    Games not only provide fun distractions from the stressors of the pandemic but also can be useful tools for online learning.
  • Critical Thinking

    Starting Critical Thinking and Collaboration Early

    Even the youngest students can collaborate productively to push each other’s learning through a protocol that introduces peer feedback.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Space for Deeper Mathematics Learning

    When students have a chance to explore math in new ways, they develop better conceptual understanding.

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