Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:54
Over more than a decade, the author has developed a 14-point plan for encouraging students to engage deeply with math content.

Building Resilience, Preventing Burnout

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 19:54
Whether you’re a new teacher or a veteran, try these tips for taking care of yourself and staying energized throughout the school year.

The Power of Admitting What We Don’t Know

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/17/2017 - 13:52
When you’re teaching a new subject or age group, use these six tips to tackle what you don’t know—and leverage what you do.

Coaching the Veteran Teacher

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 19:37
Guiding teachers who have years of experience takes sensitivity and a willingness to learn from them at the same time.

Trauma-Infused Practices Benefit All Students

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 10/16/2017 - 13:36
These practices can help kids build coping skills and self-efficacy—which are helpful whether they’ve experienced trauma or not.

Building a Sense of Community—With Math

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:13
MathMobs are friendly competitions that tap into students’ motivation to play to engage them in math.

Gamifying Your World Language Classes

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 19:13
Online quiz programs weren’t designed for world language classes, so we have five tips for keeping students focused on the target language.

What Do Parents Want From Schools?

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 10/13/2017 - 16:13
Key takeaways from four recent polls that asked parents and guardians for their thoughts on education.

Turning Your Students Into Web Detectives

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 10/12/2017 - 16:05
Five vetted resources students can use to separate truth from fiction online.

Why I Don’t Have Classroom Rules

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 21:53
A high school teacher tries a classroom management experiment thinking it will fail. Years later, he’s still at it.

Suspensions Don’t Teach

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 10/11/2017 - 15:51
Restorative practices—an alternative to punitive justice—keep kids in school, where they can learn how their behavior affects others.

Promoting Empathy in Middle School

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 18:39
Diverse teams of students build a stronger school culture by working together on service projects to address community needs.

Creating Buy-In for SEL at Your School

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 15:36
Seven suggestions for getting others at your school on board with social and emotional learning.

Funding Your Flexible Classroom

News from EDUTOPIA - Tue, 10/10/2017 - 00:32
Finding grants is hit or miss, so many teachers are using these techniques to raise money through crowdfunding.

Creativity on the Run: Apps that Support the Creative Process

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 18:29
Flashes of creative thought can be difficult for students to capture, so we rounded up a few apps that can help.

Alternatives to the 5 Paragraph Essay

News from EDUTOPIA - Mon, 10/09/2017 - 15:28
While the standard essay format is a useful scaffold, it’s important to teach students other, more authentic kinds of writing as well.

Building Students’ Resilience on the Bus

News from EDUTOPIA - Fri, 10/06/2017 - 21:03
Six strategies bus drivers can use to support students’ emotional self-regulation.

Hit the Mark With Digital Media Exit Cards

News from EDUTOPIA - Thu, 10/05/2017 - 20:51
Exit cards can be easy—and sometimes even fun—for students to create with a variety of digital tools.

When Students’ Trauma Weighs You Down

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 20:37
Trauma in students’ lives takes an emotional and physical toll on teachers as well. Experts weigh in on the best ways to cope.

Your Flexible Classroom Questions, Answered

News from EDUTOPIA - Wed, 10/04/2017 - 14:27
We answer the flexible seating questions that many teachers have—like how to keep fire marshals happy.

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