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Student Well-Being Opinion The One Thing Teachers Do That Hurts Student Motivation
When adults take over on a challenging task, kids are more likely to quit sooner on the next one. Here’s what to do instead.
Julia Leonard, May 5, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Teachers 'Need a Whole Board of Advisers'
Four teachers share recommendations about who they should turn to for advice, including students and colleagues they respect.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 4, 2021
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Teaching Opinion The Best Sources of Classroom Advice Are 'Teachers Who Are on the Ground Every Day'
Five educators share where they think teachers should look for helpful instructional advice.
Larry Ferlazzo, May 2, 2021
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Teaching Opinion The Key to Understanding What Your Students Are Thinking
To get the right perspective, you need to channel your inner detective.
Hunter Gehlbach, April 28, 2021
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People gather at Cup Foods after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd, on April 20, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. Former Minneapolis police Officer Derek Chauvin has been convicted of murder and manslaughter in the death of Floyd.
Following the announcement of the guilty verdicts in the George Floyd murder trial this week, people gather outside Cup Foods in Minneapolis.<br/>
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Equity & Diversity Opinion The Chauvin Verdict Is in. Now What?
Justice has been served in the murder of George Floyd, but educators must recommit to the fight for racial equity, writes Tyrone C. Howard.

Tyrone C. Howard, April 22, 2021
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Teaching Opinion How to Unleash the Power of Collaborative Learning
Three research-backed ways to facilitate interactive activities, both in and outside the classroom.
Sidney D'Mello, April 21, 2021
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George Floyd's name is written on a sidewalk near the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues in Los Angeles on April 20, 2021, after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
George Floyd's name is written on a sidewalk near the intersection of Florence and Normandie Avenues in Los Angeles this week after a guilty verdict was announced at the trial of former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin for the 2020 death of George Floyd.
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Equity & Diversity Discussing the Derek Chauvin Trial in Class: How Teachers Are Doing It and Why
Chauvin was convicted of murdering George Floyd. Black teachers say not addressing racism does a disservice to students and themselves.
Eesha Pendharkar, April 20, 2021
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Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through her in-person class as well as a virtual one on March 30, 2021.
Spring Hill High School theater teacher Sumner Bender goes through one of her online classes after teaching an in-person one last month at the Chapin, S.C., school.<br/>
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Teaching How to Make Teaching Better: 8 Lessons Learned From Remote and Hybrid Learning
Amid false starts, frustrations, and tech glitches, teachers say they’ve been able to find some successes after a year of online learning.
Sarah Schwartz, April 20, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Does Humor Help Students Remember?
If you want kids to pay attention to the news, new research shows that comedy might help.
Emily Falk, April 14, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion 'We All Have LGBTQ Students, Whether We Know It or Not'
Three educators provide suggestions to support LGBTQ students, including respecting pronouns and having LGBTQ authors in classroom libraries.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 13, 2021
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Equity & Diversity Opinion Strategies for Supporting LGBTQ Students
Three educators share ways to help LGBTQ students.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 11, 2021
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Teaching Opinion Twenty-Eight Educators Share Their Best Teaching Advice
Twenty-eight—yup, count 'em, 28—educators offer teaching advice that has helped them and their students.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 4, 2021
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Teaching Opinion 'Speak Up!' & Even More Teaching Advice From Teachers
Six educators continue this series of sharing the best teaching advice they've heard or given, including being willing to take risks.
Larry Ferlazzo, April 1, 2021
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