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With so much time now spent reviewing for tests, here are five ways to improve the quality of both instruction and assessment in your classroom.
See how students investigate real issues in their communities—and check out an e-book on how to adopt this type of program.
Students need periodic breaks to ease brain strain, and the perceived demand that they should always be on task is unrealistic.
If the teacher isn’t great, you can help your kid take charge of their own learning.
The research shows that mindfulness reduces student stress and even improves academic outcomes.
To get a clear picture of student achievement from assessments, don’t give or take away points for things that aren’t related to the core content.
Seven strategies for helping readers become skilled comprehenders.
Transform the Individualized Education Program meeting from a mandatory evaluative process into a student-centered discussion.
Using the figurative language in adages as a warm-up exercise to get your students thinking—in any class.
Leverage your students’ favorite video and board games to unlock what engages them.
Think of your curriculum as a story. Assignments and activities are elements in the narrative, and your students are the protagonists.
Leverage your students’ interests in gaming to build social and emotional learning—skills that will be valuable in their future jobs.
These students are making things people need and want.
A veteran English teacher on the importance of choice, plus three tactics to keep high school readers engaged.
Help your students understand the perspectives of other people with these tried-and-tested methods.
Try these simple mental and physical exercises throughout the school day to improve your mood.
Students can craft uplifting poems and narratives using a list of inspiring words you provide.
A collection of lesson plans, curricula, and multimedia resources for teaching the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
Using digital tools to keep students on track even when they can’t get to school.
A veteran educator shares his strategies for getting more black male teachers in front of black students.
Classroom activities and resources for developing a vital character trait.
Spaced practice and retrieval practice can be hard—but they’re super effective learning strategies. Here’s how you can implement them.
Whether you want to increase student engagement or minimize your own stress, you’ll find ideas here.
It’s quick and easy to implement, and has proven benefits including boosted working memory and reduced stress.
Allowing students to move the furniture can help you differentiate instruction and give your students more agency in their learning.