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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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    Alumni at a predominantly White high school opened up about the racism they experienced as students—and helped change the culture of the school.
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    Efficiency and engagement are critical components of online learning—these often-overlooked, free tools can boost both.
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    Why Students Should Write in All Subjects

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    If the goal is to develop lifelong readers, students need time in class to practice—and learn to enjoy—reading.
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    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.
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    Visual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.
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    A Daily Ritual That Builds Trust and Community Among Students

    An activity that encourages students to open up about a person close to them can bring a whole class together in profound ways.
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    A Classroom Without Walls: Teachers Take Their Lessons to TikTok

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