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Parent Partnership

Snow Days: Resources to Share With Students and Parents

Is snow in the forecast? Here are some engaging science, reading, and writing resources to share with parents.
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Arts Integration

7 Ways Art Supports Interdisciplinary Work

Art can shake us out of complacency, introduce abstract ways of thinking, and help us imagine the impossible.
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Mindfulness

Cultivating Your Emotional Resilience  

Carving out time to pause, turn inward, or connect deeply with others can fuel your reserves of emotional and physical resilience.
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Student Engagement

Student Engagement: Resource Roundup

Keeping students captivated and ready to learn is no small task. This list of articles, videos, and other resources offers strategies and advice that can help.
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Mindfulness

Mindful in Middle School

One teacher’s experience incorporating mindfulness into her middle school curriculum.
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Maker Education

Inspiring Students With Special Needs Through Filmmaking

A maker teacher’s experience using puppetry and filmmaking to engage students with neurological differences.
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Student Engagement

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.
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Teaching Strategies

The Value of Role-Play in Teaching Politics

Tips for presenting—and critically evaluating—a variety of political viewpoints in government and history classes.
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Student Engagement

Bring Excitement Into Any Lesson

Increase student engagement with these 10 techniques.
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Student Engagement

#JokeoftheDay Prepares Students for Learning

A simple way to build community and prime students for critical thinking.
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