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Student Engagement

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

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  • 5 Ways to Show Compassion in the Classroom

    When students know you care about them and want them to succeed, your classroom community grows stronger.
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  • The Benefits of Incorporating Print Magazines Into English Class

    Reading print magazines can spark curiosity among students and encourage them to make unexpected connections.
  • 6 Museums With Exceptional Teacher Resources

    From full-fledged lesson plans and virtual field trips to expansive digital archives and opportunities for professional learning, museums have so much to offer beyond the in-person experience.
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  • 4 Meaningful Activities to Mark the End of School

    Giving middle and high school students a chance to reflect on the past year and look ahead to the next can be very beneficial.
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  • A Year of No Tests

    Removing summative assessments from instructional practice can make class more interesting, engaging, and stress free for students.
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  • Making the Most of Your Classroom Walls

    Classroom walls don’t have to be Instagram-worthy so long as they display the right information and allow students to shine.
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  • High School Students Thrive When Given Choices in English Class

    ELA teachers can engage students by encouraging them to challenge themselves and discover the joy of learning.
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  • A Critical Thinking Strategy for Student Note-Taking

    This graphic organizer guides students to categorize information while they’re taking notes, leading to deeper engagement.
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  • A Step-by-Step Guide to Teaching Students to Work in Groups

    A strategy for giving students explicit feedback on group interactions promotes participation and collaboration.
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    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?
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  • 5 Ways to Unleash Student Creativity and Reduce Fear of Failure

    Fear stifles creativity. By making space for the exchange of high-quality, low-stakes feedback, you can encourage the right kind of risk-taking.
  • How to Set Up a Learner-Centered Classroom

    From composing a class charter to practicing morning meetings, these student-centered strategies create a nurturing environment where learners can thrive.
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  • A Teacher Appreciation Week for the Ages

    When schools abruptly closed due to Covid-19, teachers figured out how to make remote learning work. This week, as the nation expresses its gratitude, we recap the emotional journey.
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  • 3 Tips for Effective Classroom Management in Elementary School

    A teacher shares the strategies she used with second graders last year for community building and proactive behavior management.
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  • A Student-Centered Model of Blended Learning

    When educators at a Washington, DC, high school ditched their lectures and devised a self-paced blended learning model, their students thrived.
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