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Student Engagement

Engage and Motivate Your Students Before the Holiday Break

Projects designed to embrace holiday and seasonal themes—and timed to coincide with the holiday schedule—can relieve pressure on the teacher, enthuse students, and keep them learning and engaged up to the last moment.
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School Leadership

A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.
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Literacy

Literacy Skills in Career and Technical Education Classes

CTE classes are a great place for literacy lessons as students are presented with authentic texts like technical manuals, computer programs, and blueprints.
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Teacher Wellness

2016 Teacher Gift Guide

Looking for a gift for an amazing teacher? We’ve got you covered.
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Community Partnerships

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!
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Social and Emotional Learning

Why Restorative Practices Benefit All Students

Punitive discipline can be harmful and unfair—restorative practices offer hopeful solutions.
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Collaborative Learning

5 Strategies to Deepen Student Collaboration

Use these five best practices to help your students build a valuable 21st-century skill.
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STEM

Expanding the STEM (or STEAM) Pipeline to Diverse Learners

Presidential award winner Dr. Jaunine Fouché shares strategies for making STEAM education more accessible and engaging.
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Apps

Apps for Sports Lovers (With Curriculum Connections!)

These apps will fire up students with a deep interest in sports—and meet your educational goals, too.
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Teacher Development

Books to Read Over Winter Break

Find out what books made this educator's list and add your own essential reads.
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