Education Trends

Letting Students Succeed as Themselves

img
An American teacher shares a lesson learned during time he spent in New Zealand schools.

Helping Students With Autism Transition Into a New School Year

img
Parents and teachers can minimize the stress with some joint prep before school starts.

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

img
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!

Battling Decision Fatigue

img
When you’re teaching reading, focusing on these three questions can help you conserve your mental energy.

Justice Committee: Using Restorative Practices to Resolve Conflicts

img
Students at Pittsfield Middle High School are trained to mediate conflicts between their fellow students—and between students and teachers.

Competency-Based Learning: Developing Mastery of Skills and Content

img
At Pittsfield Middle High School, students choose how they will show what they have learned.

The Site Council: Empowering Students Through School Governance

img
Students have the majority vote on deciding school policy.

A Town Helps Transform Its School

img
A low-performing rural school in New Hampshire reached out to the local community for help turning things around.

Helping Children Develop Emotional Literacy

img
Exercises that teachers and parents can use to help young children develop the ability to identify emotions.

Motivating Students to Read

img
Asking students to give monologues in character and reading aloud to them are just two ways you can encourage them to read.

Will Virtual Reality Drive Deeper Learning?

img
As an ever-growing array of virtual reality tools hits schools, educators wonder if the technology lives up to its hype.

A Case for Finger Counting

img
New research suggests that young children may make gains in math by counting with their fingers.

The Impact of a Visiting Artist Program

img
It can benefit students well beyond arts classes, function as an in-place field trip, and strengthen your school’s ties to parents and the community.

Partnership Strategies for Real-World Projects

img
Students gain by taking on interdisciplinary projects with community nonprofits, businesses, and government agencies.

6 PD Reads You Shouldn’t Miss

img
We asked about the professional development books you’d recommend to your teacher friends. Here are the six that stood out.

Rejecting the ‘Mean Girl’ Framework

img
Ideas for guiding girls toward positive interactions with each other.

The Grind and the Streak: Chris Rock and Jerry Seinfeld

img
These great comedians can teach our students about two important writing habits: working hard at revising and writing on a regular basis.

A Reading List for Differentiated Instruction

img
You can find ideas on how to gear your teaching to meet the needs of all students even in works that aren’t explicitly about differentiation.

Giving Your Teacher Team a Boost

img
Improve collaboration in your teacher group with these leadership tips.

Helping Your Students Identify Their Values

img
Have your students write about the principles they want to live by, using these prompts to help them get started.