Giving Students’ Empathy Muscles a Workout

News from EDUTOPIA - 5 hours 7 min ago
A new platform helps teachers in different countries connect their classrooms and encourage an appreciation for different perspectives.

Making Digital Communications Accessible

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 20:19
Tips for making the information schools share with students’ families more accessible for people of all abilities.

Why Student Data Should Be Students’ Data

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 12/11/2017 - 17:18
Students can make gains in taking ownership of their work when they’re given access to their data around that work.

Why I Teach Journalism in My History Classes

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 16:29
Journalism—the first rough draft of history—reinforces information gathering, effective writing skills, and audience engagement.

The Future of Coding in Schools

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/08/2017 - 01:26
Mitch Resnick, one of the creators of Scratch, on why he thinks coding should be taught in all schools—it's not the reason you’d expect.

A Small Town School Embraces a Big Vision

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
A determined superintendent looks to transform student lives in his rural Kentucky hometown.

Cranking Teaching Strategies Up to Awesome

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
“Surprise and delight” is a core student engagement strategy at this school—built into both the instruction and the building’s design.

Building a 21st-Century Learning Space

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
A community raised $6 million to construct an innovative 30,000-square-foot facility complete with makerspaces and learning labs.

Setting Students Up for College Success

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
Get a look at a dual-enrollment program that prepares high school students to overcome the obstacles on the path to finishing college.

Building Empathy Through Community Projects

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 22:23
Twice a year, students and teachers in Eminence, Kentucky, collaborate for three days on meaningful projects that serve their community.

3 Elementary Classroom Hacks

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 19:22
A teacher explains strategies she once used with first graders, with updates from her current perspective teaching fourth grade.

The Great Gingerbread House Project

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 12/07/2017 - 01:21
Keeping fourth graders engaged in math in the run-up to winter break is easier with this sweet project.

Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 12/06/2017 - 01:14
A rigorous intervention pushes students who might be satisfied with a D to aim higher.

Navigating Change: Tips From a Veteran

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 12/05/2017 - 16:07
Adopting a new textbook or teaching a different course? Here’s how one classroom veteran handles such changes.

Race and the Literary Canon

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 18:58
Middle and high school teachers can re-examine classic novels by exploring issues around race and social justice with students.

Encouraging a Love of Poetry

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 12/04/2017 - 15:56
An argument for appreciating poems as moments of beauty in class, in addition to teaching poetry analysis.

National Board Aims to Certify 1 Million

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 21:27
The National Board for Professional Teaching Standards has made getting certified cheaper and easier to manage. Will more teachers pursue certification?

Learning by Tinkering

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:23
Minecraft and other open-world games are being harnessed to teach course content by taking advantage of students’ creativity.

The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 12/01/2017 - 15:23
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!

Cultivating a Love of Reading in the Digital Age

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 11/30/2017 - 21:15
Four tips for taking advantage of apps and other tools to encourage students to read.


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