Education Trends

Helping Struggling Students Build a Growth Mindset

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Veteran researchers present five strategies—like maintaining success files and allowing choice—to help struggling students develop a positive attitude needed for success.

9 Ways to Inspire Student Inventors

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A collection of ideas to consider as you work to fuel your students’ curiosity.

Executive Skills and the Struggling Reader

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Learn how executive skills—like working memory and cognitive flexibility—play an essential role in reading.

Review Overload and How to Keep Content Fresh

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With so much time now spent reviewing for tests, here are five ways to improve the quality of both instruction and assessment in your classroom.

Turning the Community Into a Classroom

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See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of program.

The Tyranny of Being On Task

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Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain, and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic.

When Your Child Has a Mediocre Teacher

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If the teacher isn’t great, you can help your kid take charge of their own learning.

Eliminate Assessment Fog

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To get a clear picture of student achievement from assessments, don’t give or take away points for things that aren’t related to the core content.

How to Make IEP Meetings More Effective

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Transform the Individualized Education Program meeting from a mandatory evaluative process into a student-centered discussion.

How Gaming Connects to SEL and Career Readiness

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Leverage your students’ interests in gaming to build social and emotional learning—skills that will be valuable in their future jobs.

Digital Shop Class: Fun and Profitable

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These students are making things people need and want.

Igniting a Passion for Reading

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A veteran English teacher on the importance of choice, plus three tactics to keep high school readers engaged.

4 Proven Strategies for Teaching Empathy

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Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.

Create a Self-Care Plan to Beat the Winter Blues

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Try these simple mental and physical exercises throughout the school day to improve your mood.

Resources for Martin Luther King Jr. Day

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A collection of lesson plans, curricula, and multimedia resources for teaching the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

Teaching Kids to Move Beyond One-Word Questions

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If you’re tired of “why,” use this framework to help your kindergarten students ask specific questions that yield better answers.

2016: The Awesome, the Painful, and the Viral

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The past year saw ideas both good and bad spreading ever faster. How can we make our best teaching ideas go viral?

Digging Deeper in a Poetry Unit

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A teacher’s journey from covering the basics of poetry to helping students discover why poems matter.

Battling Fake News in the Classroom

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See how one educator helps students develop media literacy—a critical 21st-century skill.

The Untapped SEL Tool: Conflict

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Here’s how you can use disciplinary moments to practice social and emotional learning.