Education Trends

Use the Winter Break to Renew Your Spirits and Sense of Purpose

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Tested techniques to help you ease stress and recharge your batteries.

Nobel Laureates Can Teach Kids to Persevere

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Nobel Prize winners show kids the role of failure in learning and demonstrate that there is no single recipe for creativity.

Education Research Highlights From 2016

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A look at the research that made an impact in 2016, from growth mindset in science class to effective stress-reduction strategies for teachers and students.

Using Brain Breaks to Restore Students’ Focus

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Learn about the science and classroom applicability of these quick learning activities.

An Inside Look at an Award-Winning Maker Program

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Making turned New Jersey middle school students into teachers for a weekend—and sent some of them to the White House.

Biased Discipline at My School

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A public high school administrator recounts the moment she recognized that her teachers disciplined black and white students differently.

U.S. Math Scores Fall in Global Rankings

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The latest PISA rankings show a decline in U.S. math scores, but experts say that focusing on successes at home may be more important.

Enliven Class Discussions With Gallery Walks

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From chalk talks to computer tours, learn how to engage your students in small-group and whole-class discussions.

Burn Your Podium (and Other Hacks)

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Put an end to sleeping in your classroom.

Navigating a STEM School as a Non-STEM Teacher

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Four tips on how to collaborate with your STEM colleagues so your subject doesn’t get lost in the shuffle.

Resources for Teaching English-Language Learners

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From literacy instruction to arts and technology integration, explore strategies for engaging English-language learners.

Simple Ways to Help Young Kids Develop Self-Control

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Here’s how you can help kids—your students and your own children—build skills that are critical for regulating their emotions and behavior.

4 Truths About Teaching English Language Learners

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One veteran teacher shares her experiences helping ELL students thrive.

Using Apple Teacher for Professional Development

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A seasoned educator shares her tips for getting the most out of Apple resources. 

Bringing Inquiry-Based Learning Into Your Class

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A four-step approach to using a powerful model that increases student agency in learning.

Networked: How Today’s Education Leaders Make Decisions

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Rapid changes in technology are pushing school administrators to turn to their peers to solve some of their toughest ed-tech challenges.

7 Easy Ways to Improve School-Wide Communication

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Surprisingly simple ideas to improve communication, from informal teacher huddles to professional culture surveys.

Lessons Learned From Great Schools Around the World

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A former teacher discusses what he learned in his travels across four continents.

Engage and Motivate Your Students Before the Holiday Break

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Projects designed to embrace holiday and seasonal themes—and timed to coincide with the holiday schedule—can relieve pressure on the teacher, enthuse students, and keep them learning and engaged up to the last moment.

A Principal’s Perspective: The Importance of School Culture

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Building a strong school culture helps breed student success.