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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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  • Teaching Strategies

    Getting To the Root of Math Anxiety

    When kids see themselves as capable mathematicians, it sets the stage for them to tackle more challenging work.
    Paige Tutt
  • Place-Based Learning

    A Multimedia Approach to Place-Based Education

    By identifying and documenting important places and spaces at school, students become stewards of their learning environment.
  • Instructional Coaching

    The Benefits of Using Audio Recordings to Enhance Coaching

    Audio recordings are less obtrusive than video and can provide a unique perspective on what’s happening in a classroom.
  • Literacy

    Going Outdoors to Inspire Student Writing

    Exposure to natural environments gives learners a change of place and pace that can help them strengthen their literacy skills.
  • School Culture

    How to Elevate Your Buddy Program

    Cross-grade buddy programs are well-regarded for building positive school culture. With the right planning, they can boost academic and social skills as well—for both older and younger students.
  • Teacher Wellness

    4 Practices That Help Teachers Navigate Change

    Used regularly, these practices can help teachers identify the core values that support them in enduring the challenges of the job.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Question: What’s an unexpectedly helpful teaching hack you’ve stumbled upon?

    Share your expertise with us, and we may quote you.
  • Integrated Studies

    How Interlinking Learning Promotes Critical Thinking in Middle School

    Fostering connections between subjects encourages students to think deeply about big problems and questions at the core of their work.
  • Learning Environments

    3 Considerations for Using Classroom Charts Effectively

    Teachers can avoid visual clutter and reimagine the efficacy of charts by focusing on visibility, timing, and student ownership.
  • Communication Skills

    Encouraging Collaboration With a Scientists Circle

    This routine creates an equitable structure for sharing out ideas, questions, or evidence in science class—and helps ensure every student takes part.

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