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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.

Social and Emotional Learning

Provide the Gift of Giving for Students

Bring the true spirit of the holidays to your school by showing students how they can use their learning to shine a bright light in others' lives.
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Family Engagement

Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

A school leader shares his strategies for connecting his community via the school website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, YouTube, WeChat, and staff blogs.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Making School About Connection

To create meaningful experiences and possibilities for students, let's begin by recognizing them as people and remaking schools and classrooms to value the human experience.
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Coding in the Classroom

Create a Family Coding Day for Hour of Code

Invite the school community to learn about coding, and show parents the critical magic of their children learning what makes the digital world run.
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Assessment

Debunking Homework Myths

Check out these homework myths one teacher debunked and the strategies he used to successfully engage his students in homework.
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Teaching Strategies

6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper-Learning Outcomes

Incorporate deeper learning as you empower students to seek knowledge from many sources, use tools relevant to their lives, and embrace the lessons of failure.
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Critical Thinking

A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

Contemporary dystopian fiction, including The Handmaid's Tale and The Hunger Games, offers young people a mirror for their society's fears, flaws, shortcomings, and injustices.
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Maker Education

Make the Most of the Maker Movement

How can we make the most of Maker education? Here's some suggestions from early adopters who are making the most of this promising movement.
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Instructional Coaching

Tips for Coaching Teacher Teams

Check out these tips and sage advice on how to guide a team of teachers and facilitate professional development.
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Blended Learning

Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

Learn how one educator has found a way to put a single iPad to use so the whole class benefits.
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