Education Trends

Hacking Teens’ Desire to Impress Their Peers

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You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.

Ripping Learning off the Page

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Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.

The Crisis in Black Education: Focusing on Young People’s Strengths

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Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.

Deeper Learning—for Teachers

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We can harness the engagement our students find in project-based learning in our own professional development.

Are We Innovating, or Just Digitizing Traditional Teaching?

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Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers

Exploring the World in Your Class

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A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.

Confronting the Abominable Snow Day

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Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.

The Crisis in Black Education: Crafting Mirrors Where Kids Can See Themselves

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A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.

Kindness: A Lesson Plan

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Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.

2 Research-Tested Learning Strategies

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Spaced practice and retrieval practice can be hard—but they’re super effective learning strategies. Here’s how you can implement them.

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!

26 Research-Based Tips You Can Use in the Classroom Tomorrow

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Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.

When Mindfulness Feels Like a Necessity

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It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.

The Optimal Seating Plan? Letting Your Students Choose

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Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.

Getting Students Into College Is Not Enough

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See how one high school shapes its PBL curriculum—available online for free—to help prepare students to progress all the way to college graduation.

13 Powerful SEL Activities

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Build social and emotional skills into any class.

Challenging Every Student in the Room

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Easy ways to quickly gather student data every day—and how you can use it to reach all of your students, whether they’re ahead or behind.

Love Lessons

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Valentine’s Day is a great time to get students thinking critically about a complex human emotion.

Mindfulness Is All the Rage—But Does It Work?

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The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.

Teaching Your Students to Read Like Pros

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Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.