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Give your students a chance to follow their own interests with projects that meet state standards.
Author: Matthew Farber, Ed.D.
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!
Author: Edutopia
A new study shows that the popular edtech devices can improve fact retention but hinder deeper understanding.
Author: Youki Terada
Keep your high school math students engaged with these techniques.
Author: Alfred Posamentier
A team of researchers created and tested four social studies units that improved achievement among students in high-poverty schools. See how they did it—and download their curriculum.
Author: Anne-Lise Halvorsen, Nell K. Duke
Researchers in Michigan show that project-based learning in high-poverty communities can produce statistically significant gains in social studies and informational reading.
Author: Nell K. Duke, Anne-Lise Halvorsen
Teach students how to listen and ask good questions with these exercises designed to scaffold deep, meaningful collaboration.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Immerse yourself in these books to renew yourself for the coming school year.
Author: Elena Aguilar
Steps you can take to foster greater productivity, order, and calm for these learners.
Author: Merle Huerta
How one teacher uses project-based learning to empower her students to see themselves as agents of change in society.
Author: Angela Mullennix
What interests your students? Ask them, and then incorporate it into your curriculum. These tips will get you started.
Author: Rebecca Alber
Eight ways you can share lessons or other great ideas with fellow teachers everywhere.
Author: Peter Paccone
Eight tips on incorporating relaxation and intentional planning for the year ahead into your summer so you can return to school refreshed.
Author: Vicki Davis @coolcatteacher
K–12 students design and build 10-foot-tall puppets for a production of The BFG, and learn collaboration, engineering, and design thinking in the process.
Author: Gavin Worth
Using community mentors and project-based learning, this rural high school is opening up opportunities for its students.
Author: Adam Haigler
In Grand Rapids, Michigan, an award-winning school has been the catalyst for a district turnaround after a 20-year decline.
Author: Beth Hawkins
A struggling district expands the concept of the school campus—using a museum, a zoo, and the city to teach its students.
Author: Edutopia
Five tools for reading, writing, and time management that can help all students—not just those with learning disabilities.
Author: Jenny Grabiec
Two videos provide a glimpse into the learning and personal growth opportunities of designing and building.
Author: Tom Berger
Incorporating music into almost any class can be a great way to teach content—and it doesn’t take special training or expensive resources.
Author: Maria Alegria
A school in Louisiana got a start on developing a standards-aligned, arts-integrated curriculum by building a puppet theater.
Author: Folwell Dunbar
More than 30 exercises to keep your students engaged and learning.
Author: Sarah Wike Loyola
Two educators present ideas for transforming our classrooms to meet the challenges of the future in this excerpt from their new book.
Author: Eric Sheninger, Thomas C. Murray
Humans naturally try to get by with minimal work. Here are a few simple ways to push your students to think harder.
Author: Todd Finley
Using great writing as a model doesn’t come naturally to students—it’s a skill that needs to be taught.
Author: Christina Gil
An American educator reports on how the South American nation is using PBL.
Author: Suzie Boss
Check out a variety of ways schools might use drones as a teaching tool.
Author: Heather Wolpert-Gawron
Using project-based learning in science, technology, engineering, art, and math classes is a way to solve problems in real-world contexts.
Author: Andrew Miller
Year mapping allows students to see what they’ve learned in your class, and it’s a great resource for your incoming class.
Author: Dr. Donna Wilson and Marcus Conyers
Ten ways to help children cope with tough transitions in school—whether you’re their teacher or their parent.
Author: Elena Aguilar
Tap students’ leadership potential to help them form strong bonds with each other and with their school.
Author: Daniel Oscar
Will students pass up academic help based on how their friends feel? A new study suggests they will.
Author: Youki Terada
Money is available to help fund teachers’ professional trips. Here are some resources to help you find and apply for grants and fellowships.
Author: Matt Davis
Crafting strong arguments requires students to truly grapple with evidence that doesn’t fit with their ideas.
Author: Christina Gil
In a rapidly diversifying district with a largely white teaching force, how do you foster mutual trust and understanding? Send teachers to school.
Author: Carly Berwick
For teachers looking to incorporate Memorial Day into lessons, here are some of the best resources from around the internet.
Author: Matt Davis
The ability to think critically will benefit students throughout their lives. Here are a few tips on how to get started teaching it.
Author: G. Randy Kasten
Open educational resources are free digital materials you can use with your students. Here are some ways to find them.
Author: Bethany Rayl
Giving students a dedicated spot in the classroom to collect themselves helps them learn to manage their emotions—a valuable life skill.
Author: Ryan Wheeler
See how one teacher encourages his school to join together and enjoy a spring day with poetry.
Author: Josh Stock
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