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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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  • Teacher Wellness

    How New Teachers Can Learn to Ask for Help

    Asking for help can sometimes feel like admitting failure, but these suggestions can aid new teachers as they seek out the wisdom of experienced colleagues.
    Stephen Noonoo
  • Student Engagement

    Creating an Environment Where All Students See That They Can Be Good at Math

    When teachers guide students to look beyond narrow metrics of success in math, more students will see their potential for learning.
  • Critical Thinking

    Tips for Teaching the Declaration of Independence

    Studying this historic document helps students understand our government and our history, and the role of citizens in public life.
  • Communication Skills

    Using the Grand Conversation Model to Discuss Readings

    By centering student voice, grand conversations give teachers opportunities to deepen students’ content knowledge and collaboration skills.
  • Administration & Leadership

    3 Ways to Ensure Teacher Buy-In for Big Changes

    Administrators should make sure that changes are truly necessary and get teachers’ input before altering curriculum or school procedures.
  • Communication Skills

    Using Debate as an Educational Tool

    Classroom debates are closely connected to communication standards in all grades, and the predictable structure helps students express themselves.
  • Technology Integration

    Grappling With AI Writing Technologies in the Classroom

    ChatGPT and other AI tools complicate how teachers think about student writing and how they teach academic integrity.
  • Administration & Leadership

    How a Morning Huddle Can Organize a Principal’s Day

    A brief morning ‘non-meeting’ of the school leadership team will ensure that everyone knows the priorities for the day.
  • Financial Literacy

    Teaching Students How to Be Smart With Their Money

    When schools teach financial literacy, they help students develop lifelong money management skills—and families benefit too.
  • Literacy

    Multimodal Approaches to Reading Instruction

    Encouraging students to engage all their senses can help them become proficient readers. These strategies take a fresh approach to language instruction.

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