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How Robots in English Class Can Spark Empathy and Improve Writing

English teachers are finding hands-on interdisciplinary approaches for teaching literature that get kids empathizing with characters and excited to show off their best work.

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Language Unleashed: The Powerful Poetry of Multilingual Students

English teachers are required to focus more on non-fiction texts now. But what is lost when students no longer express their voices in poetry?

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A Growth Mindset Could Buffer Kids From Negative Academic Effects of Poverty

A national study of almost every tenth-grader in Chile found that having a growth mindset strongly correlates to academic achievement. Students from low-income families were also less likely to...

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A Podcast About Teachers : ‘Stories Teachers Share’

"Stories Teachers Share" is a podcast about teachers and the people in their lives who see the impact of great teaching.

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For Digital Natives, Appreciating Shakespeare’s Words with Performances

WordPlay Shakespeare presents the bard's words alongside stripped down performances in an ebook to help students with comprehension.

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Books Teachers Share: Larry Ferlazzo and Rules for Radicals

English teacher Larry Ferlazzo applies some of the tactics and values he learned as a community organizer to how he teaches students.

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3 Digital Tools for Helping Students Gain Perspective on Immigration

Podcasts, websites and games can help students explore immigration issues more deeply.

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How Teachers Can See Students’ Identities As Learning Strengths

Teachers develop lessons that are more relevant by asking students for critiques and giving them some teaching responsibilities.

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How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn?

Educator and consultant Will Richardson says it's time to change our internal working models about what education should be and focus around the question: "How do kids learn best?"

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Books Teachers Share: Inspired to Join the Doodle Revolution

A teacher found a better way to teach by encouraging kids to doodle.

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Are Schools Really Broken Or Are We Ignoring the Built-In Inequalities?

By casting public education as a "broken system," reform proposals fail to get proper scrutiny, according to author and professor Jack Schneider.

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Belonging and Believing: Transforming Remedial Math at Community Colleges

Students repeatedly struggle with remediation classes in community college. By teaching students non-academic skills, Carnegie Math Pathways is hoping to give students a foundation for success.

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Why Discipline Should Be Aligned With A School’s Learning Philosophy

What message does it send to students when teachers ask them to learn from academic mistakes, but there's not room for errors in how they behave?

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How Teacher-Created Free Online Resources Are Changing the Classroom

Teachers using open educational resources to teach are finding new rewards in the #GoOpen movement.

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