Education Trends

Setting Up Effective Group Work

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Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.

Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

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A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.

Extending the Silence

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Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.

Socratic Seminars in World Language Classes

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Six tips for using the powerful discussion model with students who are still acquiring the target language.

Finding the Beauty of Math Outside of Class

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Math trails help students explore, discover, enjoy, and celebrate math concepts and problems in real-world contexts.

Encoding Literacy in Computer Science

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An instructional coach shares how she and a fellow teacher embedded literacy lessons in his computer science class.

Aiding Reading Comprehension With Post-Its

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A simple, low-stress strategy that helps students engage with, understand, and remember what they read.

Will Letter Grades Survive?

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A century-old pillar of the school system is under fire as schools look to modernize student assessment.

Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation in Students

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Enabling students to experience accomplishments and improvement builds their feeling of competence—a powerful intrinsic motivator.

Creating a Dysgraphia-Friendly Classroom

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Six ways to support students with dysgraphia—a learning difference that affects a person’s ability to produce written work.

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!

Using Digital Tools in the Music Classroom

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Apps and tools are changing the way students learn to play an instrument, but there’s no getting around the need for lots of practice.

Bringing Students Into Professional Development

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Instead of using PD workshop time making assumptions about students, we should get their input beforehand.

Guiding Students to Be Independent Learners

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Three strategies for helping students become self-motivating and take charge of their learning.

Using Stories to Teach Math

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Teaching literacy and math at once helps make the most of class time while deepening young students’ understanding in both subjects.

Thriving in Your First Years as a Teacher

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Six realistic, low-stress steps you can take to improve your teaching in the hectic early years of your career.

A More Complete Picture of Student Learning

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Assessing student work as a photo album—not as a single snapshot—may provide a richer sense of what students have learned.

Acknowledging Ungraded Skills

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An argument for using badges in makerspaces to recognize the skills students gain outside the traditional curriculum.

5-Minute Film Festival: Best Educational Parodies of 2017

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Take a well-deserved break and enjoy our picks for the best recent parody videos for educators and their students.

5 Tips for Using Digital Games in Class

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Lessons gathered from experience with using Minecraft and other games to boost engagement and meet learning objectives.