To Teach Facts, Start with Feelings

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Students are more likely to engage in learning if you present the material in the context of a story conveying emotions that they can understand.

STEM and Writing: A Super Combination

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Read how a quantum physicist, who was a guest speaker in a language arts classroom, inspired the imagination and writing of the middle school students.

Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality

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With SEL work often going beyond just skill building, this post explores the link between SEL and spirituality.

Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

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By giving students opportunities to produce quality work about issues that matter, we give them access to their passion, voice, skills, and revelation.

Teachers: Finding Appreciation at Work

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The daily demands on teachers can be intense and incredibly taxing yet acknowledgement of all the hard work can work wonders for helping with stress management.

Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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The pushback against Common Core includes teachers who believe they should have a voice in defining the standards, curriculum, and assessment.

5 Tips for Helping a Student Find the Right Book

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Research shows that children want assistance with finding a reading book. While your students search the stacks, here's some helpful tips for teachers.

3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper With Flipped Learning

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Flipped learning gives teachers in-class time to support students on challenging material, provides early warning when they don't understand, and encourages them to ask questions.

Culinary Arts Integration: 12 PBL Activities Students Can Sink Their Teeth Into

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Use the study and preparation of food as a cross-curricular PBL modality in math, chemistry, social studies, history, or language arts classes.

It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

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I recently heard a TED talk from Brian Goldman, a doctor who admits to having made mistakes. In very emotional language, he describes some costly emergency room mistakes, and then makes a strong case for changing the way that the medical profession...

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