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Discover how students' input and expertise can help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.

  • 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.
    Youki Terada
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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.
    2.8k
  • High school student speaking with teacher at teacher;s desk in classroom.

    Due Dates and the Value of Student Ownership

    Negotiating due dates with a class can help increase students’ feelings of accountability—to their teacher and to each other.
    981
  • 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.
    4.5k
  • Teacher talks to high school student at his classroom door

    5 Ways to Get to Know Your Middle and High School Students Better

    When teachers take the time to build strong relationships with students, it sets the stage for productive learning.
    3.9k
  • Elementary aged girl reading book in school library

    A School-Wide Focus on Choice Reading

    When the staff at an elementary school made fostering a love of reading a priority, they used these strategies to meet their goal.
    3.4k
  • An illustration concept of children interacting with technology

    Reading the Virtual Classroom Is Hard, but It Can Be Done

    Many teachers find it difficult to gauge how well students understand a lesson in an online classroom. A technique common among award-winning online instructors should help.
    10.6k
  • Teenage girl sitting on floor at home doing homework with laptop and books

    Essay Assignments That Actually Engage High School Writers

    Cookie-cutter essays may reflect students’ attitude toward the assignment, not their writing ability. Here’s a way to make that stack of grading more rewarding.
    1.6k
  • Student engages in distance learning lesson with her laptop at home

    Teaching Students to Self-Advocate During Distance Learning

    Teachers are finding ways to gauge students’ understanding of lessons this year, and guiding them to ask for help is a crucial piece of the puzzle.
    2.4k
  • Teacher working with high school student

    Good Teaching Is Not Just About the Right Practices

    In a series of interviews with master teachers, a reporter finds that certain intangible qualities matter more than the best tactics.
    4.8k
  • Making Advisory Work During Distance Learning

    Making Advisory Work During Distance Learning

    Helping students thrive while classes are remote begins with connecting via daily crew meetings at this school.
    2.2k
  • Teenage girl participates in virtual learning at home

    4 Relationship-Building Strategies to Help Finish the School Year Strong

    Students still have time to make connections with their classmates, and projects that require teamwork are a great place to start.
    933
  • Primary teacher and pupil interacting in live video lesson. Woman tutor with headset and laptop working remotely from home online teaching child student in video conference.

    5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching Presence

    As the physical distance increases between you and your students, so can the psychological and emotional space. Here are some tips that can help.
    4.9k
  • Middle school-aged girl working at home during distance learning

    How to Help Middle School Students Develop Crucial Skills This Year

    Most middle schoolers have not mastered the self-regulation skills they need for distance learning, but these simple strategies can help.
    4.6k
  • Middle school girl on laptop at home remote learning

    How Using Authentic Digital Assessments Can Benefit Students

    Digital assessments that include elements of student choice encourage high school students to engage deeply with course content.
    943

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