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Students take notes in class.
Literacy

6 Strategies for Taking High-Quality Notes

Get your students thinking deeply while they’re taking notes—and show them how to make the most of those notes later.
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A teacher confidently explains a concept to students.
Teacher Wellness

9 Tips for Overcoming Classroom Stage Fright

Many teachers have a fight-or-flight response to being up at the front of the room. If that’s you, we can help.
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A teacher discusses writing feedback with two students.
Literacy

Making the Most of Your Writing Feedback

Giving high-quality feedback on student writing can be a challenge, but these strategies help maximize its impact on your students.
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A teacher discusses what her students are seeing on their computer monitors.
Digital Citizenship

How to Teach Internet Safety to Younger Elementary Students

A lesson plan for helping students as young as kindergarten begin to understand how to be safe online.
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Illustration of children sitting in front of a computer screen, with icons for academic subjects above their heads
Blended Learning

Extending Classroom Management Online

Nine suggestions to help you provide online learners with class norms and expectations and a sense of community.
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A father and his two sons do a project together.
Curriculum Planning

Freeing Students—and Teachers—From Homework

A second-grade teacher explains how she got rid of mandatory homework—and the surprising results she found when she did.
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A teacher marks student writing at his desk.
Literacy

Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Check out four best practices for teaching writing that can help you improve student learning without creating a mountain of grading work.
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Illustration of various education-related objects, such as a laptop, a student and parents, and a globe.
New Teachers

New Teachers: Fundamentals of Classroom Management

Resources for developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.
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Students on a field trip with their teacher
Project-Based Learning

A Starter’s Guide to PBL Fieldwork

Five tips to help you get started with taking students out for fieldwork—a powerful component of project-based learning.
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A high school student shares a smile with her teacher.
Classroom Management

11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Discover kernels—simple, quick, and reliable ways to deal with behavior challenges.
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