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Why Community College Completion Is Often a Long and Winding Road

Between adult responsibilities and the lack of income power, finishing community college can feel like an extraordinary task for students.

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Books Teachers Share: How to See Teaching as an Art

Troy Cockrum applies what he learned in Seth Godin's book "Linchpin" to helping students and teachers innovate.

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How Theater Can Offer Students New Perspectives On History

Theater is providing an opportunity for students to express parts of history textbooks overlook.

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Librarian Approved: 30 Ed-Tech Apps to Inspire Creativity and Creation

A group of tech-savvy librarians offer up a list of their favorite education apps this year.

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How to Break into Smaller Groups in the Classroom to Focus on Writing

South Bronx teacher demonstrates how she broke down a key part of writing with evidence to support students who needed more help with the concept.

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20 Books Featuring Diverse Characters to Inspire Connection and Empathy

San Francisco Public Library's children's book librarians recommend favorite new titles featuring diverse characters and families.

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Books Teachers Share: Ray Salazar and The Alchemist

There are some books that can transform how a teacher sees himself. For English teacher Ray Salazar, that book is "The Alchemist."

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Interests-to-Internships: When Students Take the Lead in Learning

Internships chosen by students are one way to bring real-world relevance back to the classroom.

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Reflecting on Adolescence: How Stories Can Inspire Teen Empathy

A program that features adults reading from journals they wrote as teens and adolescents is helping some teachers empathize with teenagers who might be going through similar issues.

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How High-Interest Examples of Math Prime Student Curiosity

Connecting math to real world models can help make the learning more concrete and engaging for students.

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3 Free Virtual and Augmented Reality Apps for the Classroom

Using virtual or augmented reality at just the right teachable moment can create a powerful, even moving, experience for students.

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Why Character Can’t Be Taught Like The Pythagorean Theorem

Can character be taught to kids? Author Paul Tough writes about how kids develop character through relationships with caring adults instead of through formal lessons.

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Five Classroom Dimensions That Show Deep Math Learning Is Happening

Narrowing down essential elements of teaching math to five dimensions can help teachers provide students the agency they need to be competent learners.

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What’s At Risk When Schools Focus Too Much on Student Data?

Schools are measuring students in multiple ways — sometimes making that information public. The potential pitfalls are multiplying, too.

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