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To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills.
Author: Robert Ward
When students lead teachers through their communities, the cultural exchange can have a transformational effect on school culture.
Author: Shane Safir
Celebrating the impact and influence of CES—with the people who knew it best.
Author: Peter Poutiatine
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How to guide your students to self-differentiate their homework—without creating more work for yourself.
Author: Mike Anderson
Five principles of deliberate practice can help teachers consistently improve their teaching.
Author: Dylan Kane
Understanding the hot spots within schools is essential to putting a stop to student bullying.
Author: Stephen Merrill
Networking increases our chance of success in implementing social-emotional and character development programs.
Author: Maurice J. Elias
The principal of an alternative school opens up about the challenges and rewards of shepherding at-risk kids to graduation.
Author: Andrea Cross
Our job is to teach students the art of argument and to give feedback on how they express themselves—not what they express.
Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Instead of focusing on individuals, school leaders should work to foster a school-wide culture of innovation. Here’s a way to do that.
Author: Zachary Herrmann, Zora Wolfe
Personal artifact sharing—aka show-and-tell—is a way to build a healthy classroom environment. Even in high school.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Help your students use technology and build their confidence—and teach them to speak the tests’ language.
Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Comparing two poems side by side fosters deep thinking and rich discussion—even in classes beyond English.
Author: Brett Vogelsinger
Google Cast for Education and Screencastify give you new ways to reach all of your students.
Author: Jacqueline Fiorentino, Danielle Orfanidis
You’ve crafted high-quality feedback. Now here are four tips for helping your students engage with it.
Author: Marianne Stenger
Move students in and out of class and between activities smoothly to save valuable instruction time.
Author: Todd Finley
Selecting a verb for a project-based learning assignment can bring clarity to the work and help students apply their learning.
Author: Andrew Miller
Technology is gradually replacing cursive instruction—but have we taken stock of what we’re losing?
Author: Tom Berger
How to foster the skills your students will need throughout their education and beyond.
Author: John McCarthy
An elementary school assistant principal shares a few ideas for how to help students calm down and regain self-control.
Author: Ryan Wheeler
Use these novels to teach learning from loss and overcoming adversity in your middle schoolers and high school freshmen.
Author: Robert Ward
Use these games built around standardized tests to build engagement and fuel learning.
Author: Matt Levinson
Use NCAA-style brackets to get your students passionately debating works of literature—or big topics in any subject.
Author: Brian Sztabnik
It isn’t always easy to shift to a teacher-driven, collaborative school culture—but it is worthwhile. Here’s one way to do it.
Author: Brendan Keenan, Ed.D., MSW
Supporting students who are interested in following this path.
Author: Stacey Goodman
Find videos, lesson plans, and activities for every grade level here.
Author: Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)
Four must-haves for creating an effective learning environment.
Author: Ben Johnson
Gather and use valuable student data to inform your classroom practice.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Two videos explore what happens when a middle school teacher challenges her students to write a novel in just one month.
Author: Tom Berger
Experiential learning is powerful, and you can create ways for students to learn with all their senses—in and out of the classroom.
Author: Elena Aguilar
An education professor draws connections between critical skills and hip-hop culture, and argues that there is no crisis in black education.
Author: Betty Ray
Fostering productive discussions on contentious topics.
Author: Anne Vilen, Katie Dulaney
A veteran teacher shares what she’s learned in the course of 26 years. Big picture: A little empathy goes a long way.
Author: Terri Eichholz
You can get teens to work harder by giving them an audience they really care about—each other.
Author: Christina Gil
Virtual reality headsets and 360-degree videos are cheap—or even free!—tools you can use to help students experience distant places and the lives of others.
Author: Monica Burns
Washington, DC’s new chancellor stresses the importance of high expectations and wrap-around support for black students.
Author: Betty Ray
We can harness the engagement our students find in project-based learning in our own professional development.
Author: Andrew Miller
Blended learning has the potential to transform the way teachers teach and students learn—if we take advantage of all that it offers
Author: Beth Holland
A collection of games that teachers can use in class to explore issues around immigrants and refugees.
Author: Matthew Farber, Ed.D.
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