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Building a Thinking Classroom in Math

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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