Using PBL to Meet C3 Social Studies Standards

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 22:34
Project-based learning aligns with and enhances the College, Career, and Civic Life Framework for Social Studies State Standards.

Rules and Routines in the Classroom

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 08/18/2017 - 19:34
An argument for keeping hard rules to a minimum.

Real-World Applications of Classroom Learning

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 19:18
Project-based learning ideas that have your students collaborate with peers around the world and apply their learning to make a difference.

Best Education Podcasts 2017

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 08/17/2017 - 16:16
Teachers, psychologists, and authors bring you handy tips and big-picture takes on the state of education in these eight podcasts.

Relationships Matter More Than Rules

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 08/16/2017 - 16:09
Community building in the classroom starts on day one. Try these strategies to begin forging strong relationships.

The Impact of Student-Created Apps

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 08/15/2017 - 22:04
Building apps teaches teens far more than just computer skills—they also learn social entrepreneurship and gain self-confidence.

Generating Effective Questions

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 18:44
Four ways to come up with questions that guide students to engage deeply with class content. Plus: a pop quiz for you.

Bite-Size SEL Lessons

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 08/14/2017 - 15:42
Snack time can be an opportunity for social and emotional learning instead of simply a pit stop for hungry kids.

Forging Stronger Bonds Across a District

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 17:58
Flash lessons get administrators out of their offices and into classrooms—and can strengthen their connections with teachers.

Playful Inquiry for Elementary Students

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 08/11/2017 - 14:54
Six suggestions for bringing a key idea from a Reggio Emilia–inspired school to your K–5 classroom.

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 23:46
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!

Building Trust With Parents

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 20:45
Suggestions for how to make back-to-school night a hit for you and your students’ parents.

A Trait Strong Readers Share

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 08/10/2017 - 14:45
Metacognition helps readers analyze texts as they read, and it’s a skill you can teach your students.

7 Outstanding K–8 Flexible Classrooms

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 23:29
K–8 educators from across the country give you a peek at their classrooms—and explain how they managed the transformations.

A Valuable Tool for English Language Learners

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 20:28
Portfolios provide great benefits to students writing in their second language, allowing them to see their progress toward their goals.

Writing Workshop Checklist

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 08/09/2017 - 14:21
Teaching a writing workshop can be scary, but this list of eight things you’ll need will help you get started.

High School Flexible Seating Done Right

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 20:13
Interested in switching to flexible seating? Get funding ideas, helpful tips, and how-to photos from the pros—your fellow high school teachers.

Stirring Students’ Imaginations

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 08/08/2017 - 14:10
Three strategies for helping upper elementary and middle school students develop their mind’s eye.

Back-to-School Resources for Parents

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 23:06
Find information on easing transition jitters, managing kids’ tech use, getting involved in the school, and more.

It’s OK to Say No

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 08/07/2017 - 14:03
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.

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