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  • Portrait of B. F. Skinner at home

    The Early History of Edtech

    A new book covers the pre–digital era history of educational technology, including the work of B. F. Skinner, who, as this excerpt shows, downplayed the work of the only woman on his team.
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  • Illustration of hand holding wires

    Defending a Teacher’s Right to Disconnect

    Remember personal time? For many educators, technology has driven it toward extinction—and it’s time to get serious about reclaiming it.
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  • Educational Buzzwords Defined: What is Differentiation?

    Educational Buzzwords Defined: What Is Differentiation?

    Go beyond the jargon for a quick look at a few of the many ways to differentiate instruction in the classroom.
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  • Education Buzzwords Defined: What are Flexible Classrooms?

    Education Buzzwords Defined: What Are Flexible Classrooms?

    It’s not just about moving desks and chairs around—a flexible learning space makes room for more student voice and choice.
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  • A computer and book indicating new challenges in digital learning.

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
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  • A professional Black woman looks out the window with a reflective expression

    Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
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  • An illustration of a figure examining data

    The 10 Most Significant Education Studies of 2020

    We reviewed hundreds of educational studies in 2020 and then highlighted 10 of the most significant—covering topics from virtual learning to the reading wars and the decline of standardized tests.
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  • Teacher and student speak one-on-one

    Harnessing the Synergy Between Trauma-Informed Teaching and SEL

    Students can develop the core competencies of social and emotional learning with the support of strong relationships with teachers.
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  • Israeli pupils wearing protective gear make their way to their classroom upon return to school after the COVID-19 lockdown, at Hashalom elementary in Mevaseret Zion, in the suburbs of Jerusalem, on May 3, 2020.

    Schools Are Opening Worldwide, Providing a Model for the U.S.

    Children are returning to school in countries that are weeks—or months—ahead of the U.S. in battling Covid-19. Here’s how it’s happening.
    29.6k
  • An illustration of a little boy riding a paper airplane to the moon

    What’s Lost When We Rush Kids Through Childhood

    The author of "The Importance of Being Little" on the costs of our collective failure to see the world through the eyes of children.
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    Why School Leaders Should Develop a Portrait of a Graduate

    A new book explains how school leaders can support teachers and students by sharing their vision of what it means to be a successful student today.
    486
  • HIgh school teacher helping students working on computers.

    3 Powerful Lessons for Teachers From Remote Teaching

    High school teachers can focus on what they learned from pandemic instruction to support students’ learning in the classroom this year.
    150
  • From the Classroom to the House

    Jahana Hayes, congresswoman and high school history teacher, on the disconnect between Washington and the classroom, and the importance of keeping teacher voices in the mix.
  • 6 Tips for Setting Up Virtual Professional Learning Sessions

    Virtual gatherings for professional learning are convenient and likely to continue, but they should be designed differently than in-person gatherings.
    427
  • A large, studentless classroom, with large blue bouncy balls, sofa chairs, folding chairs, a tent, crates, mats, and other unique furniture.

    Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

    How a visit to Starbucks inspired a change to flexible seating—and then some changes in teaching philosophy.
    56.1k

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