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  • Brain-Based Learning

    Unraveling the Myths Around Reading and Dyslexia

    Teachers are seeking new training to understand the brain science around dyslexia, the most commonly reported disability among children.
    Holly Korbey
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Frameworks for Fostering the Skills Students Need for the Future

    Schools are developing rubrics to guide them in helping students develop social and emotional skills, creativity, and growth mindset.
  • Student Engagement

    Designing Lessons for Engagement

    Activities that get students out of their chairs and moving in the room can help them engage with course content, even in high school.
  • Assistive Technology

    The Benefits of Video-Mediated Instruction

    Using video lessons and an instructional avatar creates an inclusive educational experience for students with autism spectrum disorders.
  • Blended Learning

    60-Second Strategy: Do Now Sheets

    A quick pen-and-paper warm-up activity helps teachers see that students are on track in a self-paced blended learning classroom.
  • School Leadership

    Portrait of a Turnaround Principal

    What does it take to turn a low-performing school around? A principal finds success by focusing on both love and high expectations.
  • Student Engagement

    4 Ways to Get Students Moving in Class

    Build students’ sense of engagement by incorporating activities that get them out of their seats to work with course content.
  • Personal Learning Network

    Leveraging Social Media to Build a Digital PLN

    Tips for building a professional learning community online, whether you seek personal relationships or just want to follow other teachers.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Ensuring That Instruction Is Inclusive for Diverse Learners

    Using ideas from Universal Design for Learning with all students can make classrooms more welcoming for those with learning disabilities.
  • The Research Is In

    The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

    The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.