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  • Literacy

    Building Literacy Skills With Dramatic Play

    By acting out their own stories, young children develop a deeper understanding of character, setting, and language.
  • Literacy

    Developing Literacy Through Reading Buddies

    Pairing little kids with big ones to read together builds more than literacy skills; it fosters relationships that benefit everyone involved.
  • Game-Based Learning

    How to Use Games to Build Community in Distance Learning

    Games not only provide fun distractions from the stressors of the pandemic but also can be useful tools for online learning.
    Carol Rawlings Miller
  • Critical Thinking

    Starting Critical Thinking and Collaboration Early

    Even the youngest students can collaborate productively to push each other’s learning through a protocol that introduces peer feedback.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Making Space for Deeper Mathematics Learning

    When students have a chance to explore math in new ways, they develop better conceptual understanding.
  • Instructional Coaching

    Helping Teachers Grow Through Instructional Coaching

    Finding the resources to hire instructional coaches can be tough, but they can play an essential role in spreading great practices throughout a school.
  • Dual-Language Learning

    The Benefits of Dual-Language Immersion

    Research shows that students can benefit cognitively, socially, and academically from instruction in two languages.
  • The Research Is In

    Reading the Virtual Classroom Is Hard, but It Can Be Done

    Many teachers find it difficult to gauge how well students understand a lesson in an online classroom. A technique common among award-winning online instructors should help.
  • Communication Skills

    How to Set the Stage for Challenging Classroom Discussions

    Creating a safer space for students to engage with controversial topics starts with shared norms like “assume best intentions” and “show respect and courage.”
  • Education Equity

    Using Data to Advance Racial Equity

    Schools that strive for equity can collect, interpret, and use data about students in purposeful and self-reflective ways.

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