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  • Teacher Collaboration

    How to Choose a Co-Teaching Model

    Knowing the pros and cons of the six models of co-teaching can help teachers determine which one is best for a given lesson.
    Sean Cassel
  • Student Voice

    Creating a Classroom Culture of Shared Ownership

    Getting buy-in from students at the outset encourages them to engage more deeply in their learning.
    Miriam Plotinsky
  • Literacy

    6 Ways to Make the Most of Classroom Movies

    A Twitter thread on how to elicit real learning from movies draws over 150 teachers—and produces some fantastic ideas.
  • Communication Skills

    Building Perspective Through Meaningful Discussion

    When they don’t shy away from talking about tough topics, students and teachers gain a deeper understanding of important issues—and each other.

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  • Learning Environments

    A Student-Driven Approach to Experiential Learning

    See how a Reggio Emilia–inspired elementary school in Australia fosters student interests to spark curiosity and joy in learning.
  • Teaching Strategies

    Inviting Participation With Thumbs-Up Responses

    A quick assessment strategy replaces raised hands, encouraging more students to contribute by accommodating their different processing needs.
  • Brain-Based Learning

    What’s Executive Function—and Why Does It Matter?

    The skills that make up executive function are better predictors of success than test scores, IQ, or socioeconomic status.
  • School Leadership

    A Public School Transitions to Montessori

    In rural South Carolina, a Title I school makes the leap to become a Montessori school.
    Education Equity

    An Engaging Word Game Helps Students Grasp Implicit Bias

    Laura Lee

    • Assessment

      Methods for Managing Late Work

      Examining the reasoning behind your assessments can help shape your approach to tardy work, says Jennifer Gonzalez.
    • Service Learning

      Using Community Challenges for Learning

      Find tips on how to collect real-world problems for your students and a framework to start and monitor their projects.
    • Assessment

      60-Second Strategy: Respond, Reflect, and Review

      This simple activity helps students practice giving and receiving peer feedback—and gets them out of their desks.
    • Assessment

      Making Assessment a Collaborative Process

      A middle school teacher turned an individual assessment into a group presentation with an authentic audience and three layers of feedback.