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Young boy sits at desk with a confused look on his take while taking a test.
Standardized Testing

Test Prep Doesn’t Have to Be Overwhelming

Help your students use technology and build their confidence—and teach them to speak the tests’ language.
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Literacy

Poetry Across the Curriculum

Comparing two poems side by side fosters deep thinking and rich discussion—even in classes beyond English.
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Classroom Technology

New G Suite Apps to Boost Your Effectiveness

Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.
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Formative Assessment

Maximizing Your Feedback’s Impact

You’ve crafted high-quality feedback. Now here are four tips for helping your students engage with it.
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Students line up in front of classroom.
Teaching Strategies

Mastering Classroom Transitions

Move students in and out of class and between activities smoothly to save valuable instruction time.
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Scrabble tiles spell out powerful verbs.
Project-Based Learning

Why Your Project Needs a Verb

Selecting a verb for a project-based learning assignment can bring clarity to the work and help students apply their learning.
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News

What We Lose With the Decline of Cursive

Technology is gradually replacing cursive instruction—but have we taken stock of what we’re losing?
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Students work together to develop 21st-century skills.
Curriculum Planning

The Skills Colleges and Employers Are Looking For

How to foster the skills your students will need throughout their education and beyond.
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A teacher helps a young girl calm down to deal with a stressful situation.
Social and Emotional Learning

A Toolkit for Students in Crisis

An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control.
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Growth Mindset

Young Adult Novels That Teach a Growth Mindset

Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity to your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
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