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Project-based learning aligns with and enhances the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards.
Author: Andrew Miller
An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.
Author: Suzie Boss
Teachers, psychologists, and authors bring you handy tips and big-picture takes on the state of education in these eight podcasts.
Author: Betty Ray
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!
Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence.
Author: Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
Four ways to come up with questions that guide students to engage deeply with class content. Plus: a pop quiz for you.
Author: Todd Finley
Snack time can be an opportunity for social and emotional learning instead of simply a pit stop for hungry kids.
Author: Kerry Elson
Flash lessons get administrators out of their offices and into classrooms—and can strengthen their connections with teachers.
Author: Brian Kulak
Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom.
Author: Suzie Boss
Suggestions for how to make back-to-school night a hit for you and your students’ parents.
Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.
Author: Dr. Donna Wilson and Dr. Marcus Conyers
K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.
Author: Stephen Merrill
Portfolios provide great benefits to students writing in their second language, allowing them to see their progress toward their goals.
Author: Kevin Wong
Teaching a writing workshop can be scary, but this list of eight things you’ll need will help you get started.
Author: Christina Gil
Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.
Author: Stephen Merrill
Three strategies for helping upper elementary and middle school students develop their mind’s eye.
Author: Diana Rivera
Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.
Author: Matt Davis
Sometimes teachers take on so much work that they lose their sense of purpose. Here are a few steps you can take to avoid that.
Author: Andrew Miller
A new study finds that a simple writing exercise can improve students’ math outcomes.
Author: Youki Terada
Despite arguments to the contrary, computers can be effective for note taking—if we adequately support students in using them.
Author: Beth Holland
These nine books—for students of all grade levels—convey what it’s like to be a refugee.
Author: Betty Ray
Writing poetry can help students find confidence in their voice, and you can incorporate it into your curriculum with these mini-units.
Author: Matthew James Friday
Mentors have the power to shape people’s choices in positive ways, as a teacher and student share in a pair of videos.
Author: Tom Berger
When students share their writing with an authentic audience, they raise their game.
Author: John McCarthy
Choose from among these options—all free!—to develop a system for staying on top of student work, lesson plans, and resource ideas.
Author: Monica Burns
Teachers can improve outcomes and build equity in the classroom by listening closely to their students. Here are six ways to do that.
Author: Shane Safir
School leaders: Promote your school’s message with a back-to-school communications plan that shares your challenges and achievements.
Author: Anne OBrien
Check out these immersive 360-degree videos you can use in your classroom—no special equipment needed.
Author: Amy Erin Borovoy (aka VideoAmy)
Edutopia hosted our first Twitter chat on Wednesday, August 9, at 4 p.m. PDT. Follow #edutopiachat to participate.
Transitions can be a time to give students agency to meet their own social and emotional needs without being disruptive.
Author: Kristin Stuart Valdes
Books can give children an entry point to taking action in the outside world by providing examples of how to address bullying, bias, and injustice.
Author: Jinnie Spiegler
Video chats with published writers will inspire your students to read and write more.
Author: Rita Platt
We should be deliberately teaching middle and high school students how to manage their devices.
Author: Mary Beth Hertz
The author’s fifth-grade students practiced a variety of skills in order to make 25-minute verbal and visual presentations on their inquiry-based projects.
Author: Matthew James Friday
Text messages and Instagram captions can be valuable samples for teaching tone, writing conventions, and levels of formality.
Author: Marissa King
An American teacher shares a lesson learned during time he spent in New Zealand schools.
Author: Joshua Block
Parents and teachers can minimize the stress with some joint prep before school starts.
Author: Elizabeth W. Barnes
When you’re teaching reading, focusing on these three questions can help you conserve your mental energy.
Author: Gravity Goldberg and Renee Houser
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