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    How Math and English Teachers Encourage Civic Engagement

    There are appealing, thought-provoking opportunities outside of social studies for teaching students how to be involved citizens.
    Suzie Boss
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  • Sharing Resources With Your School Community and Beyond

    By creating helpful digital resources, teachers can forge strong bonds of trust with students, parents, and colleagues both near and far.
  • Elementary school teacher teaching students in classroom

    Using Classroom Video to Improve Your Teaching

    Reflecting on and learning from captured moments in the classroom can be a powerful form of professional learning.
    266
  • Opening the Door to Professional Learning

    The pineapple chart is a way for teachers to invite colleagues into their room to observe lessons for meaningful and affirming collaboration.
    571
  • Younger teacher talking to older teacher

    Supporting New Teachers This Year

    For new teachers, this year will have challenges beyond the ordinary, and mentoring by their more experienced colleagues will be invaluable.
    408
  • 3 Keys to More Effective Collaboration in an Inclusive Classroom

    Strategies general and special education teachers can use to clearly communicate to all students that they are equal partners.
    528
  • Not Again! How to Keep From Overextending Yourself This Year

    Experts say it’s important to set clear limits and prioritize certain tasks early on in the school year to help prevent stress and burnout later.
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  • Two teachers instructing a high school class

    How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model

    Knowing the pros and cons of the six models of co-teaching can help teachers determine which one is best for a given lesson.
    8.5k
  • Middle school classroom with teacher and students and laptops

    A Month-to-Month Guide to Interdisciplinary Instruction

    Teacher collaboration across disciplines provides middle school students with work that reinforces learning and develops their research and writing skills.
    354
  • A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

    A Mentoring Strategy for Preservice Teachers

    Teacher candidates at the University of Wyoming Lab School co-teach with veterans to learn about planning, instruction, and assessment.
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  • Teachers meeting in a classroom

    Creating Effective Professional Learning Communities

    If managed well, these teams can help teachers innovate in the classroom and improve student outcomes.
    5.7k
  • How to Reboot Your Staff Meetings

    How to Reboot Your Staff Meetings

    Technology and changing circumstances have pushed educators to evaluate how they run meetings—and make some needed improvements.
  • The Flock: Supporting Teachers Through Peer Feedback

    No Teacher Is an Island

    Working in small teams, high school teachers offer each other support and feedback for improving in their work.
    7.5k
  • Two women hugging each other

    The Key to Effective Teams in Schools: Emotional Intelligence

    A school team’s emotional intelligence might be the most important predictor of what it will to do together and how conversations will go.
    12k
  • A teacher and his young students sit on the rug in a circle.

    What I’ve Learned From Special Ed Teachers

    Special education teachers have valuable insights to share with their peers about patience, empathy, working with parents, and more.
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