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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.

Flipped Classroom

Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Overcoming Common Hurdles

Flipped learning videos must encourage students to interact as well as watch. Here are seven low- and high-tech strategies to make sure this happens.
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Technology Integration

Top Techy Gifts for Your Favorite Teacher

Techy teachers might appreciate portable audio, power sources, gift cards with suggestions, cool new tech as a class gift, or a donation in their name.
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Family Engagement

Empathy and Research: Engaging Parents With Tech Initiatives

Your school's tech initiatives rely on parent buy-in, so welcome them into the conversation, listen to their concerns, and make them part of the solution.
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Bullying Prevention

Upstander Schools: What's "Othering" Got to Do With It?

Learn seven ways to build a culture of respect and forgiveness in your school by developing an upstander culture to eliminate the behavior of "othering."
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Learning Environments

Design Tips for Science Learning Spaces

The design of science facilities at a school can either enhance or impede effective instruction. Check out these important tips and guidelines for designing science learning spaces in K-12 classrooms.
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5-Minute Film Festival

5-Minute Film Festival: Happy Halloween!

It's time to put on a costume and have some spooky fun with this playlist of Halloween-related videos compiled by VideoAmy.
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Student Engagement

To Teach Facts, Start With Feelings

Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.
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Student Voice

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

By giving students opportunities to produce quality work about issues that matter, we give them access to their passion, voice, skills, and revelation.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality

With SEL work often going beyond just skill building, this post explores the link between SEL and spirituality.
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STEM

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.
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