Increased self-confidence and self-understanding, enhanced communication skills, and improved cognition are among the many reasons for teaching the arts.
Through embracing failure, welcoming critical feedback, and daily support seminars, students at New Mexico School for the Arts master self-assessment and attain independence as learners.
Create a culture of critique and redrafting in your classroom by adapting the seven-step Audience Response protocol to your subject matter and students' needs.
Here are five tips that can make assemblies engaging, participative, and reflective of your school's values, content, and pedagogies.
Learn how School 21 uses literature as a gateway to explore sensitive themes, like race, bullying, and personal values.
Learn how School 21 explores topics like culture, diversity, and responsibility using drama techniques, grounding texts, and controversial statements.
Using the oracy framework -- building physical, cognitive, linguistic, and emotional speaking skills -- students learn to speak on any topic and to any audience.
Educators from Visitacion Valley Middle School, in San Francisco, have provided these samples and resources for you to use in your school.
At Wildwood IB World Magnet School, teacher collaboration fosters a supportive professional culture, lessens teacher conflict, and provides students with schoolwide best practices.
At Walter Bracken STEAM Academy, 100 percent of the fifth-grade students are meeting grade-level fluency standards in reading.
Responsive Classroom techniques, such as relationship-building morning meetings and engaging student-led activities, get students focused and ready to learn.
Educators from Maine have shared details about their administration, school culture, professional development, and curriculum -- materials you may adapt for your class, school, or school district.
Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.
Educators at New York's School of the Future have enjoyed great success at teaching and assessing their students. Both efforts are squarely focused on student understanding of fundamental concepts and real-life learning. Making these efforts...