Education Trends

New Teachers: Working With Parents

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Engaging and building trust with parents and creating supportive home-to-school connections is critical to new-teacher success; find resources to get started here.

5-Minute Film Festival: Back-to-School Night Survival

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Looking for a little back-to-school inspiration? Check out these tips for making a great first impression and connection with parents in this playlist.

New Teachers: Classroom-Management Fundamentals

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Discover resources for new teachers about developing routines, fostering classroom community, managing disruptions, and building student relationships.

Back-to-School Night: A New Approach

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Back-to-school night can be a time to shine light on the importance of social-emotional learning -- at both home and school.

10 Tips for Surviving and Thriving Your First Year Teaching

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These strategies can help you thrive in your first year and build the kind of resilience that will carry you through the many challenges teachers face.

Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

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Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

Longer Recess, Stronger Child Development

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With an hour-long recess, elementary schools can help children develop through increased creative play, authentic SEL, and adequate physical regulation.

10 Free Apps and Tools for Starting Out (and Staying) Organized

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Staying organized is about finding a system that works for you, picking tools that you'll actually use, and continually refining what works best for you.

Lunchtime Is Club Time

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Enrich your students' day with lunchtime clubs, offering them an opportunity for focused fun -- whether it's art, acting, creative writing, or Doctor Who.

Why Representation Matters

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Children’s early experiences shape what they imagine to be possible. Here are six strategies for giving them positive, familiar examples of who and what they can be.

Change It Up With Integrated Learning Day

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Real life doesn't happen in 42-minute periods, so give your students a day of interdisciplinary collaboration -- and enrich your curriculum along the way.

Education Virtual Events and Conferences Worth Attending

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Find opportunities to engage in DIY PD, connect, and stay up-to-date about new ideas in education through webinars, unconferences, and conferences. Check back weekly for updates!

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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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!

Election 2016: Lesson Plans and Digital Resources for Educators

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Teach the 2016 U.S. presidential election with this curated collection, featuring lesson plans, multimedia, and interactive games for K-12 students.

Quality vs. Quantity: Choosing Your Back-to-School Apps

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When choosing what apps to try out, focus on your learning goals, only pick a few, and don’t forget to have your students join the process!

Creating an Ecology of Wonder

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From modeling curiosity to exploring big questions, check out these five tips for using art to cultivate imagination and wonder in your classroom.

The Long-Term Economic Benefits of Social and Emotional Learning

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Evidence suggests that universal SEL programs for children and adolescents can offer tremendous return on investment in reducing problems, promoting competence, and improving school success.

Outstanding in Your Field: What It Takes to Be a Great Teacher

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How does one advance from good teaching into greatness? It takes a tremendous deal of reflection and the will to change.

6 Opening and Closing Routines for New Teachers

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Check for understanding, manage your students, and build classroom community with these six opening and closing classroom routines.

Personalized Learning: Enabling Student Voice and Choice Through Projects

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Adapt these six tips to bring personalized learning projects into your classroom and build student engagement.