Discover best practices for improving your teaching craft.
60-Second Strategy: Jitter SticksWhen students need to get their wiggles out so they can settle down to learn, this simple movement-based brain break does the trick.
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.6.5k
8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual ClassroomEducators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.39.1k
10 Powerful Ways to End Your LessonsInstead of cleaning up or going over homework assignments, try these creative activities that can help students make sense of new material—and have fun in the process.2.8k
How Learning HappensIn this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.33.2k
5 Research-Backed Studying TechniquesTeachers can guide students to avoid ineffective studying habits in favor of ones that will increase their learning outcomes.45.2k
13 Formative Assessments That Inspire CreativitySometimes mixing in formative assessments that go a step beyond exit slips and low-stakes quizzes can inject some fun—and creativity—into learning.2.6k
4 Ways to Teach Students Backward PlanningStudents can learn to use their time wisely and strengthen their executive functioning skills by starting with the end in mind.734
5 Ways to Support Students Who Struggle With Reading ComprehensionThese strategies can help students who are able to decode well but have difficulty understanding what they read—and they’re beneficial for all students.33.4k
6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your StudentsSupport every student by breaking learning up into chunks and providing a concrete structure for each.88.6k
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?25.1k
4 Reading Strategies to Retire This Year (Plus 6 to Try Out!)A look at a few popular literacy practices that shouldn’t make the cut—along with fresh strategies that experienced teachers and literacy experts recommend instead.14.6k
What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past MonthAn American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.25.1k
6 Counterintuitive Strategies to Boost Student LearningWhen it comes to finding ways to get big wins in the classroom, it’s sometimes the approaches that feel a little unconventional that are the most successful.835
Is it Time to Drop ‘Finding the Main Idea’ and Teach Reading in a New Way?Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’18k