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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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  • A Crafting Project to Boost Engagement in History

    Having middle or high school students do historical research and show their learning on a 3D representation can spark deep interest.
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  • Class Reflection Activities to Close Out a Tough Year

    After a challenging year of pandemic schooling, these activities help students reflect on what they’ve learned and look forward to what’s coming next.
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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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  • Team-Building Activities to Help Students Reconnect in the Classroom

    As students return to school after a tumultuous year, here are tips to help them re-engage and ease back into the classroom.
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    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?
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  • How to Provide Less Structure for Independent Reading

    Developing independent readers means nurturing the conditions for passion and independent thinking to flourish.
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  • How Read-Alouds Can Benefit Older Students

    Hearing their teachers model good literacy skills can help students in upper elementary and middle school become better readers.
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  • 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.
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    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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  • A Fun ‘Survivor’-Themed Classroom Activity That Promotes Science Learning

    Collaboration, reflection, and healthy competition make for lasting memories when teachers use a novel approach to sustain student interest.
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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.
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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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    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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  • 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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  • Rekindling a Sense of Connection in the New School Year

    Activities middle and high school English teachers can use to emphasize community and collaboration as the school year begins.
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