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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.

Navigating Change: Tips From a Veteran

Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:07
Adopting a new textbook or teaching a different course? Here’s how one classroom veteran handles such changes.

Race and the Literary Canon

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:58
Middle and high school teachers can re-examine classic novels by exploring issues around race and social justice with students.

Encouraging a Love of Poetry

Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:56
An argument for appreciating poems as moments of beauty in class, in addition to teaching poetry analysis.

National Board Aims to Certify 1 Million

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:27
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has made getting certified cheaper and easier to manage. Will more teachers pursue certification?

Learning by Tinkering

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:23
Minecraft and other open-world games are being harnessed to teach course content by taking advantage of students’ creativity.

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:23
Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:15
Four tips for taking advantage of apps and other tools to encourage students to read.

Teaching Current Events in the Age of Social Media

Wed, 11/29/2017 - 15:07
Four tips for including the news in your curriculum while helping students cope with the abundance of negative stories.

Empowering Students to Curb Bullying

Tue, 11/28/2017 - 14:53
Standing up to bullies can be frightening, but students can use these low-risk strategies to support peers who are bullied.

A Makerspace Built by Elementary Students

Mon, 11/27/2017 - 23:46
Third graders designed a makerspace for their school. Then they got their budget approved and built it.

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 19:55
Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past.

Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 16:54
Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior.

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

Wed, 11/22/2017 - 01:48
Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.

Creating Safety and Attachment for Students With Trauma

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 19:31
Students with traumatic experiences bring those experiences with them to school. These strategies can help foster a feeling of safety.

4 Myths About Creativity

Mon, 11/20/2017 - 16:31
A new book argues that everyone can be creative—and that creativity can be taught.

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 19:08
Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

Teaching High-Level Math to Young Students

Fri, 11/17/2017 - 16:08
Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high school math.