Education Trends

Protecting Student Privacy on Social Media

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A primer for ensuring that students’ personal information remains confidential on social media.

Compassion as a Classroom Management Tool

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First-year teachers may feel that taking a strict approach with their students is best. A second-year teacher makes a case for compassion.

Getting Everyone on the Same Page

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Reading a novel together as a class builds community, pushes everyone to do the work, and still allows for differentiation.

Taking Advantage of the Power of Play

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Game jams—game creation sessions—can be used in any class to spark learning. Bonus: There’s a free lesson plan to help you get started.

Genius Hour in Elementary School

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A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class.

5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

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Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.

The Brain Is Wired for Math—Sort Of

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Symbolic math can be hard to grasp, so we have tips to help you build on the natural math sense your kids already have.

Helping Students Become Engaged Citizens

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Project ideas to help your students realize the impact they can have on their community and beyond.

A Classroom Full of Risk Takers

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State teachers of the year explain how they make students feel safe enough to take risks—and then push them to do so.

The ‘No’ in ‘Innovate’

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Selecting new initiatives is important for administrators and teachers—but so is refusing to take on too much.

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!

This Is What Math Looks Like

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Whether they’re in kindergarten or calculus, students can use simulations to see the math.

The Neuroscience of Narrative and Memory

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Delivering content—in any class—through a story has positive effects on your students’ information retention.

The Missing Autistic Girls

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In the past two decades, autism diagnoses have soared—but new research shows that girls have frequently been overlooked, leaving them without crucial support.

Responding to Disruptive Students

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Negative attention doesn’t help difficult students change their ways, but teachers can alter classroom dynamics through this exercise.

3 Tips for Managing Phone Use in Class

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Setting cell phone expectations early is key to accessing the learning potential of these devices and minimizing the distraction factor.

5-Minute Film Festival: Resources for Teaching About Character

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Five short films and a set of resources for celebrating Character Day on September 13.

The Power of Visualization in Math

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Creating visual representations for math students can open up understanding. We have resources you can use in class tomorrow.

Simple Ways to Support Your Teachers at the Start of the Year

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Solutions that administrators can implement ahead of time to resolve four common challenges teachers face as a school year begins.

Get a Taste of PBL Before Your Students Do

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Project slices—condensed project-based learning for teachers—give educators a student’s perspective on what it’s like to do a project.