Best Practices

Teachers share their best classroom practices and ideas.

Special education teacher Kristin Baningoso shares an activity that she incorporates into her classroom that can help educators explore race and culture topics and get students engaged in meaningful conversations.
December 17, 2015 – Teacher
Educator Leslie Laud says that evidence-based practices for teaching writing, including the use of formative-assessment techniques, can dramatically improve students' skills.
October 30, 2013 – Teacher
Heather Wolpert-Gawron says that, to inform their classroom practice, teachers should reintroduce themselves to who they were as students—and she offers some tips to help get the process started.
March 23, 2011 – Teacher
Anthony Cody offers advice on managing hands-on learning projects at the start of the school year.
September 2, 2009 – Teacher (Web)
I always wanted to teach in a high school, but, along the way, teaching young students became my passion.
May 1, 2007 – Teacher
It is with no shame whatsoever that I admit that my career move from language arts classroom to library media center was, among other things, a very practical one.
May 1, 2007 – Teacher
Being a high school teacher means regularly engaging with soon-to-be adults just as their awareness of who they might become emerges.
May 1, 2007 – Teacher
Students need 21st-century skills to succeed in our rapidly transforming society. They must also perform well on high-stakes tests. How can teachers meet both agendas?
March 1, 2007 – Teacher
Engaging and exciting 6th grade science students through project-based learning is my best hope of tying the tested “indicators of learning” into something that makes information memorable and meaningful in their lives.
March 1, 2007 – Teacher
I’m a firm believer in backward curriculum planning. Starting with the learning goal firmly in mind, I invent, find, or modify an engaging strategy to teach it.
March 1, 2007 – Teacher
Teacher research can give educators ownership of their professional growth.
January 1, 2007 – Teacher
How would professional development look if it were custom-tailored?
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