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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.

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Social and Emotional Learning

Creating an Emotionally Healthy Classroom Environment

Making students feel safe and earning their trust are critical elements for turning your classroom into an emotionally healthy environment.
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Education Trends

12 Nuggets of 21st-Century Learning

Well into the 21st century, the concept of 21st-century learning is still gaining traction. Ken Kay offers 12 indicators to educate and illustrate.
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Collaborative Learning

Designing Learning Experiences: Start with the Student and Co-Create

Students are more likely to engage with a unit of study they've co-created. Matt Levinson suggests an eight-step example for how in the history classroom.
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Community Partnerships

Room to Move: Shared Use Creates Opportunities for Physical Activity

Partnering with local government, schools can create safe community spaces where children enjoy outdoor physical activity. Here are five steps to make that a reality.
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Project-Based Learning

From Modern Farm to Sustainable Table: Teaching STEM and Humanities with Authenticity

Follow a ninth grade interdisciplinary PBL class from an on-site sustainability study through designing hydroponic gardens, growing food, and an Iron Chef cook-off.
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Family Engagement

Summer Fun with the Brain in Mind

Whether storytelling, dressing backwards, or celebrating a different family member each day, summer games activate the joy of learning, decision-making, questioning, and playing with ideas.
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Character Education

How to Teach Patriotism and Respect

Each teacher should find ways to show their own patriotism finding positive things to say about our country and our country's heroes.
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Diversity

Yuri Kochiyama and How Everyone Plays Their Part

Compassion and inclusion in our schools begin when we keep both ears open, allow diversity of thought and experience, and recognize that voice is agency.
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Teacher Leadership

How to Divorce Your District

After nearly 20 years in her district, a former teacher and instructional coach describes the factors that led to her resigning and embarking on a new career in the field of education.
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Professional Development

Summer Reading and Rejuvenation

Summer vacation is teachers' opportunity for self-rediscovery, and Josh Block shares nine books that will help make him the teacher he wants to be.
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