Education Trends

Orienting Educators to SEL Through Video

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Check out each of these distinctive videos that show educators, parents, and school leaders what social-emotional learning looks like in action in the classroom.

Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

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Bringing objects and props into your classroom can create a world of curiosity and wonder for you and your students.

Motivating the Unmotivated

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A simple, no-cost video chat program motivates unruly, disengaged elementary and middle school students through relationships with high school students who demonstrate the value of education.

Teach Mindfulness, Invite Happiness

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Teaching students mindfulness can help them counteract the negative emotions and low self-esteem associated with a culture of standardized testing.

Career Readiness: Starting Early With Young Learners

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A key career readiness skill is to get kids talking, encouraging them to talk with each other, reach out to others not in the classroom, and to engage in deeper conversations.

7 Learning Zones Every Classroom Must Have

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As you plan next year's curriculum and activities, consider how you'll use your classroom space. Here are seven learning zones to help focus your students.

True Grit: The Best Measure of Success and How to Teach It

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Edutopia blogger Vicki Davis identifies the nature of grit, its necessity and value of grit in education, and ten ways of teaching students to develop their own grit.

Insight and Outsight: 8 Strategies to Catalyze District-Wide Learning

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To prepare for an unpredictable future, look beyond educations' familiar rhythms to encourage staff and student voice and agency, rule challengers, design thinkers, and leaders.

Essential Habits of an Excellent Educator

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As an educator, you are what you do, so establish a good workflow, make assessment a routine, and develop personal habits to sustain your excellence.

9 Ways to Plan Transformational Lessons: Planning the Best Curriculum Unit Ever

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Transformational lessons don't just happen. They require planning, mindfulness, and a commitment to shift away from educational approaches of the past.

10 Ready-to-Borrow Project Ideas

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As you consider the following project possibilities, ask yourself: Would this project help my students meet important learning goals? Would my students find it engaging?

Back-to-School Resources for Parents

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Find resources to help children begin school with a positive mindset, support their transition into a new school year, and prepare them for fall learning.

Weekly Update: Educational Webinars, Unconferences, and Conferences

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Get a roundup of educational webinars, conferences, edcamps, and unconferences aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest 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!

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

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What does greatness mean in education? Administrator, author, and educator Ben Johnson ponders the quality of excellence.

10 Truths About Building School Teams

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School teams need time to develop their what, why, and how as well as to develop relationships.

Transformational Leadership: Engineering Creative Solutions

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By rising to the challenge of school transformation with passion and vision, Walter Bracken STEAM Academy turned their culture and climate into a national model.

A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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To educate students for 21st-century careers, educators should be using real-world case studies, embracing complexity, practicing empathy, integrating technology, and encouraging reflection.

4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

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Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.

5 Ways to Address White Male Stereotypes

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Racial and gender-based entitlement is constructed and perpetuated by popular media and consumed on a daily basis by children and young adults.

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