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10 Ways To Start Shifting Your Classroom Practices Little By Little

Joy Kirr implemented Geniur Hour in her classroom and it shifted almost everything about how she approaches the classroom. She shares what she has learned along the way.

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Six Strategies to Help Introverts Thrive at School and Feel Understood

Designing experiences that give kids time to think on their own before sharing out to the class can go a long way in helping introverted kids feel valued and understood.

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‘Lies My Teacher Told Me,’ And How American History Can Be Used As A Weapon

James Loewen's 1995 book explained how history textbooks got the story of America wrong. Now, in a new edition, Loewen champions critical thinking in the age of fake news.

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How Learning Science Is Catching Up To Mr. Rogers

The popular film this summer shows how the topics — and the format — Fred Rogers brought to TV are as relevant to education and child development as they ever were.

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Procrastinating? Still? How a Tomato Timer Can Help You Stop Putting Things Off

Procrastination is painful. But setting a timer for 25 minutes, focusing deeply and then rewarding yourself can help students accomplish their goals. According to educator Barbara Oakley, "Anyone can...

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How to Make the Benefits of a School Garden Meaningful in a Child’s Life

The long-lasting benefits of a school garden include supporting health and wellness, and encouraging students to choose nutritious foods.

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How To Use Chromebooks For Powerful Creation in School

Chromebooks have grown in popularity in education, but their use is often limited to note-taking and slideshow presentations. Two educators describe tools for Chromebooks, like Book Creator, that can...

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What Makes a Good School Culture?

It starts with connections — strong and overlapping interactions among all members of the school community.

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Why Restorative Justice Is About More Than Reducing Suspensions

Restorative justice can bring students and teachers together at a moment when, traditionally, conflict might divide them. But is it worth all of the effort? Although more studies are needed to...

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Trying To Get Your First Job? There’s A Class For That

Didn't land an internship or job this summer? Maybe next school year you could try taking a class. Many courses help with your cover letter, resume and interview skills.

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How Genrefication Makes School Libraries More Like Bookstores

Some librarians are ditching the Dewey Decimal System in order to help young readers better find fiction books within specific areas of interest.

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Four Qualities of The Most Useful Apps For The Classroom

Here are five educational apps — endorsed by an expert — that teachers love. Plus, what teachers can look for when choosing apps for the classroom.

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Why Stepping Back Can Empower Kids In An Anxious World

Teen depression and anxiety rates have been rising for years, and two new books offer advice to parents and caregivers.

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Why Critical Hope May Be the Resource Kids Need Most From Their Teachers

Tupac Shakur has been dead for over 20 years, and yet his music and lyrics are still popular with young people today. Dr. Jeff Duncan-Andrade thinks Tupac remains influential all over the world...

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