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Teaching Strategies

Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.

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    How a Simple Visual Tool Can Help Teachers Connect With Students

    Pulling together information about a student into what’s known as an empathy map can help teachers provide better instruction.
    Jorge Valenzuela
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  • 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.
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  • A sixth-grade English teacher helps two students during Sutton Middle School’s International Baccalaureate immersion day

    How to Teach Copyright and Fair Use to Students

    When you model proper use of online images and text, students can learn how to protect themselves—and respect the work of others.
  • High school student reads a paper in front of his class

    Enduring Practices From Remote Teaching

    After a yearlong crash course in digital tools and remote teaching, a teacher reflects on what will stick in her brick-and-mortar classroom.
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  • An illustration concept of one individual taking flight from a group

    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
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  • An illustration concept of a group of students communicating through one technology platform

    8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
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    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.’
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  • Elementary aged boy gardening outside

    Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening

    Plants can illustrate how different people need different things to be nourished—and how equality and equity differ.
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  • Teacher works at his desk in empty classroom during distance learning

    How Universal Design for Learning Can Help With Lesson Planning This Year

    The core concepts of UDL are particularly helpful for teachers moving between remote, hybrid and in-person teaching.
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  • Teacher works with young children to take apart a computer.

    How Learning Happens

    In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.
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  • A photo collage featuring Jo Boaler: Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
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  • Teacher gives girl a high five in school hallway

    The Value of Mailing Encouraging Notes to Students

    Looking for positive things to say about every student helps teachers develop an asset-based approach to teaching—and helps students lean into their strengths.
    3.5k
  • A computer and book indicating new challenges in digital learning.

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An 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.
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  • Teacher speaking to high school students in classroom.

    How to Embed SEL Into Your Instruction

    Careful explanation of the “why” behind social and emotional learning can prime students to build their communication and collaboration skills.
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  • In an empty classroom, Katherine Hendrix, a third-grade teacher at J.A. Rogers Elementary, instructs students virtually, using a large screen.

    Takeaways From Distance Learning

    An instructional coach makes the case that “business as usual” will not be the right path once students return to traditional classrooms.
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