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  • Learning Environments

    Quiz: Setting Up Your Classroom For Success

    Take our inaugural, back-to-school quiz on the ins and outs of setting up your classroom for the year.
  • Instructional Coaching

    4 Tips for Instructional Coaches

    Help new and veteran teachers improve their practice by implementing a few simple strategies.
    Delia Racines
  • Education Trends

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    Building Executive Function Skills Can Be Fun

    Teachers can help students improve skills like inhibitory control and cognitive flexibility by explicitly connecting them to popular games—and then letting students play.
  • Student Engagement

    The Benefits of Sharing Our Planning With Students

    Explaining the intentions behind a lesson plan can boost engagement and help students get back on track when something isn’t working.
  • Social and Emotional Learning

    Stories Help Build a Strong Classroom Culture

    Sharing narratives of real-life heroes is a simple and relatable way to teach social and emotional skills.
  • Blended Learning

    A 5 Step Guide to Making Your Own Instructional Videos

    Replacing your lectures with self-made videos can boost students’ engagement and free you up to work with them directly.
  • Project-Based Learning

    How to Find Experts for Your Next PBL Unit

    Guest speakers can help teachers convey content and assess students’ understanding, and they may be easier to find than you’d expect.
  • Assessment

    6 Teacher-Approved Tips for Faster, More Effective Feedback

    More is not always better (and other life-saving tips).
  • Classroom Management

    Kicking Off the School Year With Intention

    Setting aside time for relationship building at the start of school can pay big dividends throughout the year.