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Inspire young people to get engaged with the political process through a timely new film series about the U.S. system of democracy, elections, and governance.
To avoid turning into that boring teacher, try waiting longer for student responses, teaching "do not call on me" signals, and enjoying these young people for who they are.
When using technology to keep students' families looped in, choose the right tool, continuously capture media for newsletters, and make a plan for sharing the information.
A simple, no-cost video chat program motivates unruly, disengaged elementary and middle school students through relationships with high school students who demonstrate the value of education.
How does real violence in the media such as police shootings and terrorism “bleed” into the world of fantasy violence in games and movies? What can we do about it?
QR codes can be used to turn the books in your class library into audiobooks, which can help guide your students to their personal literacy goals.
Let the teachers do most of the talking, learn to listen, and stay curious. These are just a few of the tips offered to instructional coaches new to the field.
Formative assessment works best when students understand what their learning looks like. Here are some guidelines for making it fun, organic, relevant, and meaningful.