Teaching Strategies

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

  • Brain-Based Learning

    Applying Learning in Multiple Contexts

    When students manipulate new learning—by representing a math concept in a poem, for example—they create strong memories of it.
  • Teaching Strategies

    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.
  • Communication Skills

    Balancing Instruction in Social Studies

    The difficult challenge of teaching reading, writing, and speaking in addition to social studies content and skills.
  • Teaching Strategies

    The Role of Education in Preventing Sexual Misconduct

    Three ideas for improving sex education to create a culture of consent and help prevent sexual misconduct.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Catching Lightning in a Bottle

    If you know your students well, adapting your lessons around a current event that interests them may be the right move.
  • Teaching Strategies

    What Does a Million Look Like?

    An effort to help third graders visualize large numbers turns into an ambitious project to build a model of a million.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Borrowing Ideas from Montessori

    Three Montessori-inspired strategies high school teachers can use to foster students’ independence and engagement in learning.
  • Technology Integration

    Research-Based Tech Integration Strategies

    Even when students are working with apps and devices, their learning should be social and connected to the world around them.
  • Critical Thinking

    Using Folktales to Teach Logical Reasoning

    Having young students write a pourquoi—an origin folktale—is a great way to cultivate problem-solving and divergent thinking.
  • Collaborative Learning

    Learning on Their Feet

    Vertical learning—a framework for high quality group work—showcases student thinking for everyone to see.