Education Trends

Getting Started With Self-Organized Learning Environments

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Tips for creating a more student-centered and collaborative classroom.

Building Choice Into Your Students’ Reading

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Create a literacy-rich environment by putting a lot of books in front of your students.

Helping Students Find Their Writer’s Voice

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Three exercises to get students writing with vivid detail—a key step to developing a distinctive style of their own.

The Student-Centered Math Class

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Transform your math instruction with three strategies you can start using today.

New Times Call for a New Civics

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After decades of decline, civics education may be staging a comeback as teachers help their students make sense of a heated political climate.

A Content-Rich Maker Project

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Students crafting cardboard suits of armor work on literacy, math, and collaboration skills.

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!

What Autism Can Look Like

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Autism can be confused with misbehavior. Here are three autism behaviors to look out for and tips on how to respond to them.

Using Math Apps to Increase Understanding

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These 10 free or low-cost apps turn learning math into a game.

Redefining Failure

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Why encouraging students to get everything right is the wrong direction.

Climb Aboard: School Buses Reimagined

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Mobile greenhouses, art studios, and makerspaces are traveling to underserved kids across the nation—salvaging vulnerable school programs and leveling the playing field to access.

Hooking the Youngest Students on History

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Use storytelling and playacting to draw early elementary students into the study of history.

Teaching a Class With Big Ability Differences

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Techniques for meeting the needs of students with diverse abilities and interests.

5 Lessons for Greening Your Curriculum

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Cultivate an indoor farm with inspiration from the Green Bronx Machine.

5-Minute Film Festival: Celebrate Earth Day

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Jump-start your lesson plans with these videos and resources for students of all ages.

New Supreme Court Decision Benefits Students With IEPs

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A lawyer breaks down the jargon around the recent Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District ruling and shows how it benefits students.

Teachers, It’s Time We Appreciate Ourselves

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Simple ways to recognize and appreciate the work we do every day.

Photo Essay: A Flexible Seating How-To

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A middle school teacher gives you a peek inside her classroom. Look for ideas on how you can begin to transform your own room.

Brain-Based Strategies to Reduce Test Stress

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A neurologist shares ideas for beating stress before and during test time.

Birmingham Covington: Building a Student-Centered School

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Educators take on the role of guides and motivate students to direct their own learning.