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Teaching Strategies

Discover and share best practices for improving your teaching craft -- delivering instruction, engaging students, reaching struggling students, and more.

  • Girl watches a lesson at home on her laptop

    Teaching Students How to Learn From Videos

    Instructional videos can help students learn at their own pace, but only if they know how to use them.
    Avra Robinson
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  • Boy remote learning at home on laptop

    How to Help Students Improve Executive Functioning During Hybrid Learning

    Students who struggle with executive functioning may find hybrid learning difficult, but there are simple ways to make it easier.
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  • 3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

    3 Ways to Assess Math Understanding More Deeply

    Getting the answer right is just one part of math assessment—these strategies can provide deeper insight into students’ mathematical thinking.
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    Why Are Some Kids Thriving During Remote Learning?

    Though remote learning has brought many challenges, some students seem to be thriving in the new circumstances. What can we learn from them?
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  • An illustration concept of a group of students communicating through one technology platform

    8 Strategies to Improve Participation in Your Virtual Classroom

    Educators share their best synchronous and asynchronous strategies to boost student participation during online learning.
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    Is it Time to Drop ‘Finding the Main Idea’ and Teach Reading in a New Way?

    Some schools are changing the way they teach reading—based on research that shows background knowledge is more critical to comprehension than general skills like ‘finding the main idea.’
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  • Elementary aged boy gardening outside

    Teaching the Concept of Equity Through Gardening

    Plants can illustrate how different people need different things to be nourished—and how equality and equity differ.
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  • Teacher works with young children to take apart a computer.

    How Learning Happens

    In this video series, we explore how educators can guide all students, regardless of their developmental starting points, to become productive and engaged learners.
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  • A photo collage featuring Jo Boaler: Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Are We Teaching the Math Kids Need?

    Every child possesses vast mathematics potential, says Jo Boaler, Stanford University mathematics professor and best-selling author—but for them to access it, we need to rethink how we teach math.
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  • A computer and book indicating new challenges in digital learning.

    What Teachers in China Have Learned in the Past Month

    An American whose classroom in Beijing is now online shares what she and her team have learned since the coronavirus hit, just as U.S. teachers make the same shift.
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    The Value of Mailing Encouraging Notes to Students

    Looking for positive things to say about every student helps teachers develop an asset-based approach to teaching—and helps students lean into their strengths.
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  • In an empty classroom, Katherine Hendrix, a third-grade teacher at J.A. Rogers Elementary, instructs students virtually, using a large screen.

    Takeaways From Distance Learning

    An instructional coach makes the case that “business as usual” will not be the right path once students return to traditional classrooms.
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  • Teacher at home greeting students during online class

    Can Teachers Be Warm Demanders During the Pandemic?

    Zaretta Hammond’s warm demander doesn’t look the same this year, but teachers don’t have to give up on the idea.
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    6 Exercises to Get to Know Your Students Better—and Increase Their Engagement

    Celebrating your middle and high school students' unique identities can bolster connections and improve performance in school.
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  • A young boy in a large-striped red and blue polar shirt is sitting at his desk with his head down in a book.

    What Doesn’t Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

    The number one concern that I hear from educators is lack of time, particularly lack of instructional time with students. Although we can't entirely solve the time problem, we can mitigate it by carefully analyzing our use of class time.
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