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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.

A girl looks confidently at a math problem on the board.
Student Engagement

Bringing Joy to Math Class

Math doesn’t have to be tedious—see how one middle school math teacher encourages students to get excited about it.
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Education Equity

Confronting Inequity on the Path to College

At these three high schools, getting every student into college is an equity issue.
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Illustration of a dark and beautiful storm behind a young person’s face
Mental Health

Reaching Students With Emotional Disturbances

A seasoned educator shares four ideas for supporting students who have suffered emotional trauma.
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A student takes a vocabulary quiz.
Literacy

Pull Words Off the Page to Promote Learning

Two vocabulary exercises that get students to make connections between words and explain their thinking.
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A group of students collaborate on a project.
Project-Based Learning

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.
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Illustration of a number of hands holding up books
Literacy

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.
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Students examine and write about an aquarium, a plant, and other things.
Literacy

Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice

Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.
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A group of young students work on a math problem on a whiteboard as the teacher watches.
Student Engagement

The Student-Centered Math Class

Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.
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Girl holding an American flag.

New Times Call for a New Civics

After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.
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Two students test the fit of a suit of cardboard armor.
Maker Education

A Content-Rich Maker Project

Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills.
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