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Students need choice and voice to be truly engaged in their learning. Marcia Powell shares strategies to design successful educational gaming opportunities with student buy-in.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
When students are given creative freedom in the classroom, they have the opportunity to tackle problems connected to their interests, says Matt Presser.
September 20, 2017 – Teacher
In troubled times, teacher-leaders need to push past feelings of helplessness and lead transformative change, writes Megan Allen.
September 13, 2017 – Teacher
A New Orleans school leader, who taught in one of the first schools to open after Hurricane Katrina, offers advice to educators in the wake of Hurricanes Harvey and Irma.
September 13, 2017 – Teacher
Star charts and color cards create a negative classroom environment, writes Justin Minkel. To address the root problems of students’ misbehavior, teachers need to toss the behavioral systems and focus on building relationships.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
Teaching English-learners can be a rewarding experience—especially if educators know the best practices and necessary facts. Wendi Pillars shares her tips for having a successful year with ELLs.
September 6, 2017 – Teacher
Ernie Rambo shares six steps that teachers can take to guide their own professional learning and become a more effective educator.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Students diagnosed with ADHD come back to the classroom in varying states of readiness for learning, says Thomas Armstrong. Here's how to help them focus, engage, deal with stress, and have a successful year.
August 30, 2017 – Teacher
Educator Mary McIntyre discusses how parents, teachers, and district leaders can support students in light of the riots in Charlottesville, Va.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
District leaders need to create a space for community-building and healing when traumatic events occur, writes Rosa Atkins, the superintendent of Charlottesville, Va. schools.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
In light of a white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Va., earlier this month, a handful of teachers share their advice for engaging students in conversations about race, history, and other topics.
August 23, 2017 – Teacher
Amanda Koonlaba shares her three takeaways from the National Gallery of Art’s Teacher Institute. Visual art can be integrated into any subject, she writes.
August 21, 2017 – Teacher
When teachers find the right balance between honing their own expertise and working with others, they have the power to excite students about learning, writes educator Nicole Smith.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher
The first day back can be anxiety-inducing for teachers, Justin Minkel writes. Transform the nerves into excitement by making sure the classroom is ready for students.
August 16, 2017 – Teacher
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