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Student Engagement

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. This list of articles, videos, and other resources offers strategies and advice that can help.
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Mindful in Middle School

One teacher’s experience incorporating mindfulness into her middle school curriculum.
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Maker Education

Inspiring Students With Special Needs Through Filmmaking

A maker teacher’s experience using puppetry and filmmaking to engage students with neurological differences.
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Student Engagement

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.
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Teaching Strategies

The Value of Role-Play in Teaching Politics

Tips for presenting—and critically evaluating—a variety of political viewpoints in government and history classes.
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Student Engagement

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques.
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Student Engagement

#JokeoftheDay Prepares Students for Learning

A simple way to build community and prime students for critical thinking.
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Teacher Wellness

Use the Winter Break to Renew Your Spirits and Sense of Purpose

Tested techniques to help you ease stress and recharge your batteries.
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Education Trends

Education Research Highlights From 2016

A look at the research that made an impact in 2016, from growth mindset in science class to effective stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.
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Brain-Based Learning

Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students’ Focus

Learn about the science and classroom applicability of these quick learning activities.
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