Education Trends

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!

Parent Engagement in the Digital Age

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Communication apps are breaking down barriers that have limited parent engagement in the past.

Making Sure Your Praise Is Effective

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Research-backed ideas on how to give meaningful praise to inspire and reinforce positive behavior.

How Metacognition Boosts Learning

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Students often lack the metacognitive skills they need to succeed, but they can develop these skills by addressing some simple questions.

Creating Safety and Attachment for Students With Trauma

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Students with traumatic experiences bring those experiences with them to school. These strategies can help foster a feeling of safety.

4 Myths About Creativity

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A new book argues that everyone can be creative—and that creativity can be taught.

11 Essentials for Excellent Digital Portfolios

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Guiding your students to get the most out of digital portfolios takes careful planning, and we have ideas to help you get started.

Teaching High-Level Math to Young Students

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Middle school students worked through problems beyond their grade level when the teacher didn’t tell them it was high school math.

Journaling the Old-School Way

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In a class where every student has a laptop, there’s still an argument to be made for keeping a pen-and-paper journal.

6 Strategies for Promoting Student Autonomy

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These techniques foster independence and show students how to help themselves—and their peers—understand and complete tasks.

Using the U.N.’s Sustainable Development Goals

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Project-based learning with these guidelines from the United Nations gives students a local and global focus for their work.

5 Principles of Outstanding Classroom Management

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When we asked our community for their best classroom management practices, over 700 ideas rolled in.

3 Tools for Creating Digital Portfolios

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Digital portfolios aren’t just a way to archive work—they’re also an excellent vehicle for students to reflect on their growth and learning.

Resources for Responding to Trauma and Tragedy

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Guidance for supporting students who have experienced trauma or grief and for coping with violence and disasters.

Ditching the Math Textbook

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Using music and seeking out math in the real world are two options to pursue when you set aside your textbook.

3 Assumptions Teachers Should Avoid

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Some assumptions can negatively impact your teaching practice. We have a few tips to combat three common ones.

3 Fun Strategies for Note Taking

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Note taking can be active, collaborative, and tailored to each student’s pace—and you can skip the lecture.

Calling All Learners and Teachers for Hour of Code 2017

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An hour of coding is a fun beginner’s experiment for teachers or parents to do with kids—these resources make it easy as well.

Rekindling Excitement for Familiar Classes

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When the author was assigned a new course, it changed his approach to the old ones as well. He has three takeaways for any teacher.

Creating an Inclusive Classroom

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Being open to talking about race helps foster safety and unity in a multicultural classroom. Here are nine tips to help you prepare.