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August-October 2023

6 Places to Find True Rigor in Your Classroom

Interactive Word Walls Enliven Vocabulary Learning

What Research Tells Us about Classroom Decor

8 Strategies to Quickly Assess Prior Knowledge

Power Up Learning in the Last Minutes of Class

Offering Constructive Feedback to Teachers

10 Ways to Sabotage Your Classroom Management

Using One Open Math Task to Meet All Student Needs

A Brain-Based Solution to Student Notetaking

3 Fun Activities for Teaching Statistics

STEM Skills Kids Will Need for Our Volatile Future

5 Reader Activities That Invite Higher Thinking

How I Use Google Sheets to Track Student Data

Using Podcasting to Teach Fluency and Explore Genre

6 Ways to Add Rigor by Deepening Thinking

10 Techniques to Teach Whole Class Novels

Help Long-Term ELs Master Academic Texts

Helping New Teachers Manage Their Students

3 Reasons I’m Using a Chatbot in My Classes

SEL Picture Books for Middle School Advisory

What Kinds of Feedback Work Best to Motivate Students

Teaching Students to Interrogate Photographs

8 Ways to Help Tweens & Teens Take Academic Risks

A Plan for All Kids to Reach Math Proficiency

Independent Reading Builds Stamina & Endurance

How to Get Your Students to Ask More Questions

School Leadership: Listening to Others in Volatile Times

Can Teachers Measure Student Engagement?

10 Snapshots of Effective Middle School Teams

Low-Prep and No-Prep Vocabulary Activities

4 Ways to Reclaim Our Optimism for Our Schools

Teacher Think-Alouds Work in EVERY Subject

12 Ways to Get Students Speaking & Listening

What Kind of Feedback Motivates Students?

5 Metacognitive Tools Help Reveal Hidden Student Learning

How Blank Walls Built Community in 7th Grade

Single Point Rubrics: They’re Efficient and Impactful

The Principal’s Role in Supporting New Tech

Building Justice into Exams for Multilinguals

Explore Non-Traditional Fantasy Novels with Middle Schoolers

8th Grade Insights into ChatGPT and the Future

Rebrand Reading for Your Reluctant Readers

All the Vocabulary Help You’re Likely to Need

Why History Classes Need Vocabulary Lessons

Use Taylor Swift Lyrics to Engage Kids with Text

Monthly SEL Themes & Activities for Advisory

17 Ideas to Combat Learned Helplessness

Using Poetry Pauses to Elevate Student Writing

Five Aids Help Students Set Learning Goals

Five Ideas to Add Comfort and Joy to Math Class

Fun Literacy Activities That Boost Content Learning

Five Principles of Culturally Responsive Teaching 

5 Adaptable Activities That Really Engage Readers

12 Steps to Great STEM Lessons

Help Kids Build Skills with Google-Made Tutorials

5 Strategies to Support Math Thinking for All

4 Fun Ways to Practice Short Oral Presentations

Why I’ve Stopped Using Teachers Pay Teachers

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