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- Teaching Opinion Want to Have Fun in the Classroom? Try Learning GamesThey're valuable for a host of reasons, including assessing students' background knowledge and building a trusting community.Teaching Teachers Deliver Less to Students of Color, Study Finds. Is Bias the Reason?Researchers point to lowered expectations of students' abilities as a factor and suggest systemic solutions.Teaching Opinion Movement-Oriented SEL Might Just Improve Student LearningIncorporating movement during lessons can increase students’ learning capabilities and overall well-being, writes an education researcher.Teaching Opinion How to Fall in Love With Teaching Again and Other Morale BoostersCultivating a sense of play in the classroom is one key strategy teachers are using to combat the stress of coping with Omicron.Teaching Opinion Teacher: 'Omicron Is Truly Bringing Education to Its Knees'Mindfulness exercises, flexible and fun assignments, and high-interest lesson topics can make the relentless situation more bearable.Teaching Omicron Is Making a Mess of Instruction, Even Where Schools Are OpenTeachers say that kids’ absences and staff shortages have thrown a wrench in their plans for the beginning of this semester.Teaching Opinion 8 1/2 Things That Have Been Working This Year & 6 That Haven'tIncreased use of learning games, personalized learning, and peer tutors have helped. TikTok threats and student cellphone, not at all.Teaching Opinion What Teachers Think Is—and Isn't—Working This School YearFor teachers, mask wearing and student enthusiasm are working, while administration pressure on them to do more is not.Teaching Opinion Think Like This: Students Have the Best of IntentionsStudents have taught teachers not to assume students' aims are bad, humor and compassion are to be valued, and status doesn't impress them.Teaching Opinion Want Great Life Lessons? Pay Attention to StudentsBeing more aware of privilege, talking less, and taking time to make judgments are a few lessons students have taught teachers.