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Student Engagement

Discover the strategies that work best to involve students in their own learning. Early-career teachers: Download 120 practical tips from our community of experienced educators about student engagement and more.

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  • 3 Benefits of Math Conferences in Elementary School

    Elementary teachers can confer with students to assess and deepen their understanding of math concepts.
    Gina Picha
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  • Squats, Lunges, and Phonemes

    Adding movement to reading lessons reinforces key concepts and helps fidgety students concentrate.
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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.
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    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning during the pandemic has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
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  • 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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  • 3 Ways to Activate Student Engagement

    Waning engagement in lessons at the upper elementary and middle school levels can be remedied quickly with these simple strategies.
    737
  • 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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    8 Proactive Classroom Management Tips

    New teachers—and experienced ones too—can find ideas here on how to stop disruptive behavior before it begins.
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  • 4 Elementary Teaching Strategies That Enhance High School Math

    Strategies like anchor charts aren’t just for elementary school—they can help high school students engage in complex mathematical thinking.
    245
  • 10 Tips for Motivating Reluctant Elementary and Middle School Writers

    Students have a natural inclination to tell stories, but some freeze up when it comes to writing. These tips help them channel their ideas onto the page.
    714
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    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.
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  • Building Classroom Community Through Daily Dedications

    When students share stories about those who have inspired and impacted them, the whole classroom feels more connected.
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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.
    54.5k
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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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  • How to Build a Menstruation Station at Your School

    Nearly one in four students struggles to afford period supplies, which has a major impact on their ability to learn. Schools can help.
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