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  • Two middle school students work on project in library at school
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    How to Help High School Students Develop Empathy

    Writing exercises, opportunities for cultural exchange, and encouraging active listening can lead to more empathy among teens.
    Maurice J. Elias
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  • High school students writing in classroom
    Literacy

    Developing Better Writers

    Strengthening students’ writing skills means carving out dedicated time for cycles of productive feedback and revision.
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  • Sketchnote collage
    Arts Integration

    How—and Why—to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students

    Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.
    195
  • Teacher participates in a video chat at home
    Professional Learning

    Professional Development That’s Relevant Now

    In the midst of a pandemic, staff needs for professional development are different. Here are some ideas for delivering PD that’s on the mark.
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  • Addressing Anti-Asian Racism With Students
    Culturally Responsive Teaching

    Addressing Anti-Asian Racism With Students

    Talking about anti-Asian violence and racial equity is critical in this moment. Here are some ways to begin the conversation in your classroom.
  • Students have discussion in circle in school
    Communication Skills

    Strengthening Student Relationships Through Oral Storytelling

    Storytelling, an age-old practice, offers a window into students’ personal experiences and an opportunity to connect more deeply as a class.
  • A sixth-grade English teacher helps two students during Sutton Middle School’s International Baccalaureate immersion day
    Media Literacy

    How to Teach Copyright and Fair Use to Students

    When you model proper use of online images and text, students can learn how to protect themselves—and respect the work of others.
  • Illustration concept for guidance
    Assessment

    Adopting a ‘Pen Pal’ Mindset When Giving Feedback

    Simple changes to the quality and tone of feedback matters when it comes to developing nurturing, trusting connections with students.
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  • Compilation of book covers
    Literacy

    Helping Preschoolers to See Themselves and Others in Literature

    An author studies program focused on Black, Indigenous, and authors of color helps students to both see themselves and learn about different cultures, traditions, and families.
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  • Teacher speaking to high school students in classroom.
    Social & Emotional Learning (SEL)

    How to Embed SEL Into Your Instruction

    Careful explanation of the “why” behind social and emotional learning can prime students to build their communication and collaboration skills.
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