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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

Winter Reads by Women Writers

Edutopia blogger Elena Aguilar recommends her six all-time favorite novels by women writers for hours of engaging, meaningful winter reading.
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Social and Emotional Learning

Helping Students With Identity Secrets

Edutopia blogger Rick Curwin takes a compassionate look at students living with identity secrets, and proposes three steps toward creating a culture of acceptance.
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Education Trends

Changing the Teaching of History, One Byte at a Time

Guest blogger Sam Wineburg, director of Stanford University's PhD program in History Education, looks at the signal-to-noise problem of finding reliable historical sources amidst a free-for-all of online factoids.
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Teacher Leadership

Common Core in Action: Reviving the Civic Mission of Schools

Edutopia blogger Anne O'Brien outlines how the Common Core State Standards can help promote the civic goals of schools.
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Education Trends

Common Core in Action: How One Art Teacher is Implementing Common Core

Edutopia blogger Andrew Miller talks with art teacher Cheri Jorgensen about how she has adapted her curriculum to include Common Core ELA standards.
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Technology Integration

The Digital Lives of Teens: The Key Word Is Trust

In his latest post about the digital lives of teens, Edutopia blogger Matt Levinson looks at the trend toward outsourcing surveillance of cyberbullying, and illustrates how building a culture of trust is more effective.
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Game-Based Learning

Boss Level: Collaborative Student-Led Learning at Quest to Learn

Rachelle Vallon, Guidance Counselor and Wellness Coordinator at NYC's Quest to Learn school, describes how the Boss Level design challenge incorporates SEL and 21st century skills.
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Education Trends

One-Minute Papers: A Way to Further Design Thinking

Guest blogger Ashley Nahornick, a Doctorate of Education Candidate at Teachers College Columbia, offers a one-minute strategy for introducing teachers and students to the mindset of design thinking.
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Game-Based Learning

Made With Play: Game-Based Learning Resources

Resources by Topic: Game-Like Learning Principles Commercial Games in the Classroom Other Edutopia Resources on GBL
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Technology Integration

8 Tips to Power-Up Your Classroom Presentations

Guest blogger Jason Cranford Teague, author, communicator and trusted designer, shares eight slide show tips to power-up your classroom presentations.
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