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Teaching Opinion Advice From Middle School Students—and Teachers—to Educators
Here are some things middle school teachers can do to help their students: Let them talk, bring on laughter, and celebrate their successes.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 25, 2022
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Teaching Opinion Advice for New Middle School Teachers From Four Veterans
Emphasizing relationships with students and teacher self-care, along with showing love are some pieces of advice from veterans.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 23, 2022
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Teaching Opinion Want to Have Fun in the Classroom? Try Learning Games
They're valuable for a host of reasons, including assessing students' background knowledge and building a trusting community.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 18, 2022
18 min read
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Teaching Opinion 17 Favorite Classroom-Learning Games
Educators share learning games that can be used in all subject areas.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 16, 2022
12 min read
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Student Well-Being Opinion Grief Has Engulfed the Learning Environment. Here's What Can Help
Three strategies to bring grief-responsive teaching into your classroom.
Brittany R. Collins, January 14, 2022
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Teaching Opinion Movement-Oriented SEL Might Just Improve Student Learning
Incorporating movement during lessons can increase students’ learning capabilities and overall well-being, writes an education researcher.
Zoe Darazsdi, January 13, 2022
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Student Well-Being Opinion How to Encourage Student Curiosity and Why It's OK to Break the Rules
All kids are born wanting to learn. Angela Duckworth shares research on how to encourage student curiosity.
Angela Duckworth, January 12, 2022
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Teaching Opinion How to Fall in Love With Teaching Again and Other Morale Boosters
Cultivating a sense of play in the classroom is one key strategy teachers are using to combat the stress of coping with Omicron.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 10, 2022
16 min read
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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.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 9, 2022
11 min read
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Teaching Opinion How Teachers Are Coping With Omicron
Using strategies that enhance student autonomy and increasing opportunities to have fun are ways to help students manage pandemic stress.
Larry Ferlazzo, January 6, 2022
12 min read
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Supporters of President Donald Trump gather outside the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021.
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Social Studies Opinion My Students Still Have Questions About the Capitol Riot. They Deserve Honest Answers
Jan. 6, 2021, is a lesson plan for the difficult but critical U.S. history that often gets left out of textbooks, writes a history teacher.
Chris Dier, January 5, 2022
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Special Report Supporting Struggling Readers
This report examines what's known about supporting older readers who need help building their literacy skills and how to do so effectively.
January 4, 2022
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English-Language Learners Essential Practices for Building Literacy in Older English-Learners
Here are some guiding principles and practices to develop and strengthen literacy skills in middle and high school English-learners.
Catherine Gewertz, January 4, 2022
9 min read