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Keep up-to-date on the latest research in education, on topics ranging from classroom management and teaching practices to social and emotional well-being.

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  • What Fact-Checkers Know About Media Literacy—and Students Should, Too

    Professional fact-checkers use a strategy that’s at odds with how we usually teach information literacy. Here’s how to pass it on to your students.
    Youki Terada
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  • How to Design Better Tests, Based on the Research

    A review of a dozen recent studies reveals that to design good tests, teachers need to consider bias, rigor, and mindset.
  • Discovering a Disturbing Bias in Kids’ Books

    Has the recent uptick in diverse characters in children’s literature translated into authentic representation? One team of researchers used artificial intelligence to investigate.
  • Do Dyslexia Fonts Actually Work?

    Specialized fonts for students with dyslexia are gaining in popularity. But they’re based on a key misconception, experts warn.
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  • The Importance of Recess

    Recess is often sacrificed to make room for more academics. The research says that’s a big mistake.
    204k
  • How Music Primes the Brain for Learning

    To reap the benefits of music on learning, kids need consistent and abundant musical practice, according to the latest cognitive research.
    1.7k
  • We Drastically Underestimate the Importance of Brain Breaks

    When it comes to optimizing learning, we don’t value breaks enough, neuroscientists suggest in a new study.
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  • Music Training Can Be a Literacy Superpower

    When kids study music—intensively and over long periods of time—they become better readers. Here’s what’s at play.
    714
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    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.
    20.2k
  • The Powerful Effects of Drawing on Learning

    The science is clear: Drawing beats out reading and writing to help students remember concepts.
    64.7k
  • Teacher leading classroom via projector screen

    How Novice and Expert Teachers Approach Classroom Management Differently

    A 2021 study reveals the ways in which new and experienced teachers think about discipline—plus 6 takeaways for managing your classroom effectively this year.
    16.2k
  • 4 Ways to Fight Bias in Grading

    Unconscious bias may be unavoidable, but here’s how you can reduce its destructive impact.
    641
  • The Research on Life-Changing Teaching

    What really moves the needle for educators, and by extension their students?
    4.4k
  • Teacher works with young children to take apart a computer.

    How Learning Happens

    In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.
    28.6k
  • Why Black Teachers Walk Away

    Teachers of color are leaving the profession at staggering rates. A new study highlights some of the reasons why.
    14.7k

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