Discover how students’ input and expertise can help shape their classroom, their school, and ultimately their own learning and growth.
Using Debate as an Educational ToolClassroom debates are closely connected to communication standards in all grades, and the predictable structure helps students express themselves.305
Handing Over the Reins for a More Playful Learning ExperienceWith guidance and support from teachers, student-led learning expeditions can boost engagement, motivation, and deeper learning.
How to Create a Classroom Culture WallBy identifying classroom values and celebrating peers who embody them, students can develop their metacognitive and social skills.541
How to Engage Students the Moment They Enter the ClassroomOpeners matter and set the tone for the lesson that follows. Here’s how to start strong when you need to.7.2k
Creating a Classroom That Is Student, not Teacher, DrivenTeachers can take a step back and create lessons that put student explorations at the center of learning.8.2k
Reading the Virtual Classroom Is Hard, but It Can Be DoneMany 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.11.1k
5 Discussion Strategies to Deepen Student EngagementFor teachers seeking to facilitate rather than lead discussions, these strategies empower students to share their ideas.809
How—and Why—to Introduce Visual Note-Taking to Your StudentsVisual note-taking allows information to be processed by the brain in three different ways.7k
The Benefits of Reading for FunThere’s a powerful academic impact, new research reveals, when students are voracious, voluntary readers.6.4k
Morning Meetings: Building Community in the ClassroomStarting the day with this 15-minute activity helps students regulate their emotions and focus on the day’s learning.17.9k
Student-Centered Learning: It Starts With the TeacherTeachers encourage student-centered learning by allowing students to share in decisions, believing in their capacity to lead, and remembering how it feels to learn.23.3k
The Importance of Student Choice Across All Grade LevelsWhen students get to make decisions about their learning, it can be powerfully motivating.4.4k
Teaching Kids to Give and Receive Quality Peer FeedbackBuilding a classroom culture of feedback requires scaffolding and a safe, nurturing environment, but it’s worth the effort, teachers say.4k
5 Research-Backed Tips to Improve Your Online Teaching PresenceAs the physical distance increases between you and your students, so can the psychological and emotional space. Here are some tips that can help.6.9k
6 Opening and Closing Routines for New TeachersCheck for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.17.5k