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  • Teacher projects an image of the Louvre museum
    Field Trips

    6 Free Resources for Virtual Field Trips

    Teachers can use panoramic photos and videos of locations all around the world to make lessons more engaging.
    Monica Burns
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    Mindfulness

    How Practicing Mindfulness Outdoors Boosts Well-Being

    As schools have taken classes outside for safer in-person learning, many have found the value of connecting mindfulness activities to nature.
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    Student Engagement

    How to Spark Engagement in Math With Pictures

    A popular strategy, using pictures in math class gives students another way to access math concepts and can spark great conversations.
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    Inquiry-Based Learning

    Discover, Discuss, Demonstrate: Using Inquiry-Based Learning to Keep Students Engaged

    The 3 Ds learning model is designed to facilitate deeper learning and increase student motivation.
  • Teen boy playing video games at home on his computer
    Education Equity

    Diverse Students Find a Home in Esports

    A fast-growing industry is making its mark in U.S. schools. Its proponents say it’s far more inclusive than traditional sports—and paves the way to future careers.
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    Interest-Based Learning

    Students Excel When They Find Purpose—So How Do We Help Them?

    By connecting learning to the real world, students begin to see themselves as a catalyst for change within it.
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    Critical Thinking

    How to Engage Students in Historical Thinking Using Everyday Objects

    Asking students to examine their own possessions from the perspective of a historian in the future helps them sharpens their analytical skills.
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    Education Equity

    A Simple Way to Self-Monitor for Bias

    Teachers concerned that they might be showing bias against students in marginalized groups can use a short checklist for self-assessment.
  • Science teacher talks to high school class
    Curriculum Planning

    Weaving Social Justice Into Science Instruction

    Shedding light on inequity in science fields bolsters students’ critical thinking skills and sense of self-efficacy in science. A free curriculum helps teachers get started.
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    School Leadership

    Smart Growth for New School Leaders

    There are plenty of bumps in the road for school leaders in their first year, but an assistant principal found four strategies that made the journey a bit smoother.

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