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Secret Admirers and Classroom Management

Fri, 12/15/2017 - 23:46
A simple activity can reduce friction in a classroom by guiding students to focus on each other’s strengths.

2017 Education Research Highlights

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 23:42
Twelve studies that educators should know about, on everything from the benefits of mentors to the most effective studying strategies.

Encouraging a Sense of Gratitude in Students

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 20:40
Activities that foster gratefulness have benefits for students beyond enhancing their social and emotional skills.

Polling Students to Check Understanding

Thu, 12/14/2017 - 17:40
Audience response systems are a quick, engaging way to pause a lecture and see how well students are understanding the material.

The Art of Reflection

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 20:35
Portfolios allow students to regularly reflect on their learning process—deepening their connection to content.

Giving Students a Little Taste of a Book

Wed, 12/13/2017 - 14:32
A creative way to give students a choice in what they read and differentiate instruction to help them grow as readers.

The Future of Fake News

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 23:31
New audio and video software will make media manipulations harder to detect. These essential media literacy questions can help.

Giving Students’ Empathy Muscles a Workout

Tue, 12/12/2017 - 14:27
A new platform helps teachers in different countries connect their classrooms and encourage an appreciation for different perspectives.

Making Digital Communications Accessible

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:19
Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.

Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data

Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:18
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:29
Journalism—the first rough draft of history—reinforces information gathering, effective writing skills, and audience engagement.

The Future of Coding in Schools

Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:26
Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.

A Small Town School Embraces a Big Vision

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
A determined superintendent looks to transform student lives in his rural Kentucky hometown.

Cranking Teaching Strategies Up to Awesome

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
“Surprise and delight” is a core student engagement strategy at this school—built into both the instruction and the building’s design.

Building a 21st-Century Learning Space

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.

Setting Students Up for College Success

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
Get a look at a dual-enrollment program that prepares high school students to overcome the obstacles on the path to finishing college.

Building Empathy Through Community Projects

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:22
A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.

The Great Gingerbread House Project

Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:21
Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

Wed, 12/06/2017 - 01:14
A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.