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Teacher Development

Books to Read Over Winter Break

Find out what books made this educator's list and add your own essential reads.
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Literacy

Inspiring Young Writers With Minecraft

Using a topic of great interest to students, like a popular video game, is a handy way to get them writing.
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Kids in a classroom use a variety of programs to practice coding.
Coding in the Classroom

15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

With this collection of resources, you can teach your students to code—even if you’re still learning yourself.
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Growth Mindset

5-Minute Film Festival: 5 Videos to Explore Growth Mindset

Learn more about how mindset can affect learning with this collection of videos—for everyone from preschoolers to parents.
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Game-Based Learning

Using Games for Serious Learning in High School

Video games can function as class texts in much the same way that books or movies do. Here are five recent games that are well worth your attention.
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Brain-Based Learning

Breaking a Vicious Cycle That Undermines Student Success

Anxiety and problems with attention and memory can often cause a downward spiral in students’ productivity. Here is a four-point plan to get them back on track.
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Literacy

Using Technology to Inspire Independent Readers

Students can create and share video-based book reports—and deepen their reading habits.
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Student Engagement

4 Strategies to Energize and Focus Your Students

The real-life application of learning engages students beyond worksheets and traditional methods.
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Student Engagement

The Value of an Authentic Audience

Providing students with an audience helps them understand why their coursework is worthwhile.
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Service Learning

Tips for Combining Project-Based and Service Learning

Help your students find a larger sense of purpose in their schoolwork even as they achieve educational goals.
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