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Student Engagement

What strategies really work to involve students in their own learning? Discover and share ideas.

  • Basketball Mathematics—and 4 Other Ways to Mix Movement and Learning

    Getting students to be physically active while they’re learning can deliver significant cognitive and academic benefits, a new study confirms.
    Sarah Gonser
  • 4 Ways to Use Games for Learning

    4 Ways to Use Games for Learning

    Research shows that playing games in the classroom can increase student participation, foster social and emotional learning, and motivate students to take risks.
  • Teachers Opt for More Leniency, and Get Better Work

    Extending understanding in subtle ways can lead to more student ownership, and unleash unexpected possibilities in the classroom.
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  • Elementary school teacher teaches virtually from her classroom

    Powerful, Lesser-Known Tech Tools for Teachers

    Efficiency and engagement are critical components of online learning—these often-overlooked, free tools can boost both.
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  • An illustration concept of one individual taking flight from a group

    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
    70.1k
  • A teenage girl reads in a park

    The Benefits of Reading for Fun

    There’s a powerful academic impact, new research reveals, when students are voracious, voluntary readers.
    3.6k
  • An illustration of teens raking objects into ordered piles

    8 Ways to Bolster Executive Function in Teens and Tweens

    Middle and high school students suddenly face more complex schedules, tougher academic work, and an expanding network of friends. How can we help them manage it all?
    8.4k
  • Sketchnote collage

    How—and Why—to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your Students

    Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.
    4.6k
  • How Student-Led Conferences Center the Learning Journey

    How Student-Led Conferences Center the Learning Journey

    When students lead the conversation in their parent-teacher conferences, they take ownership of their learning and growth.
    2.8k
  • Author's comic strip math problem

    How to Turn Math Word Problems Into Engaging Comics

    Elementary students may struggle with the wording of problems, and the visual supports of comics can help them focus on the math.
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  • Teenage girl distance learning on laptop at home

    Strategies to Encourage Students to Turn Their Cameras On

    Incorporating SEL approaches, playing games, and giving students options can inspire them to show their faces.
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  • High school student reading a book while sitting at her desk in a classroom

    Even Older Kids Should Have Time to Read in Class

    If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading.
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  • A Classroom Without Walls: Teachers Take Their Lessons to TikTok

    A Classroom Without Walls: Teachers Take Their Lessons to TikTok

    TikTok’s bite-sized video content helps educators deliver key academic concepts while their students learn anywhere, anytime.
    2.4k
  • An illustration of the inside of a mind while writing

    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

    Writing improves learning by consolidating information in long-term memory, researchers explain. Plus, five engaging writing activities to use in all subjects.
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  • High school students talking in a group

    3 SEL Practices Teachers Can Use Every Day

    These social and emotional learning strategies won’t take a lot of time, but they can have a big impact on middle and high school students.
    2.3k

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