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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.

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Mental Health

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.
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Teaching Strategies

Ditching the Math Textbook

Using music and seeking out math in the real world are two options to pursue when you set aside your textbook.
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Teacher Wellness

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.
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Teaching Strategies

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

Note taking can be active, collaborative, and tailored to each student’s pace—and you can skip the lecture.
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Coding in the Classroom

Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2017

An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well.
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Teaching Strategies

Rekindling Excitement for Familiar Classes

When the author was assigned a new course, it changed his approach to the old ones as well. He has three takeaways for any teacher.
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Education Equity

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

Being open to talking about race helps foster safety and unity in a multicultural classroom. Here are nine tips to help you prepare.
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Teacher Collaboration

A Weekly Morale Boost for Teachers

Sending out bumps—emails with compliments shared among staff—is a simple way to spread positivity and increase teacher efficacy.
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Social and Emotional Learning

The Cornerstone of Social and Emotional Learning

You can monitor your school’s SEL progress using these 10 guidelines.
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Literacy

3 Literacy Practices That Work

A literacy researcher shares three practices that are proven to be effective for early elementary learners.
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