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15 Ways to Know When Your Students Aren’t “Getting” It: A Guide to Formative Assessment

by Samantha CleaverPicture this: It’s your first big lesson of the new school year, and you’ve spent a ton of time planning the perfect activity to …


5 Steps to Flipping Professional Development

We’ve been talking quite a lot about K-12, primary/secondary education, and classrooms. Let’s now look at the other side of learning - professional …

How Do You Know If Your School Is Writing Quality Content?

When it comes to writing online content, we always hear quality is more important than quantity. But how do you really know if the content your school …


Math Gets More Rigorous for Some Preschoolers

Published Online: August 10, 2015

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Improving Your Grading Policy in Three Steps

By Jasper Fox Sr.Heading back to school is the perfect time to institute substantive change to your day-to-day classroom practice. One such area that …


Grading By Hand

Grading Questions By Hand

At long last, you can now use Flubaroo to grade questions by hand! If this option is selected, you can insert any score for …

Privacy Push Must Not Prevent Personalized Learning

We can all remember getting tests back with a big grade at the top and”‘x’s” marked next to the problems we got wrong. If we were lucky, a teacher, …

Personalized Learning

My Student Questionnaire for Beginning of Year

My old student questionnaire

Since I will be traveling quite a bit in August, I am getting my papers in order for the beginning of the year and …

The 37 Best Websites To Learn Something New

Forget overpriced schools, long days in a crowded classroom, and pitifully poor results. These websites and apps cover myriads of science, art, and …

Data Science

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papers

8 Reasons Why Students Should Still Write Research Papersby Dorothy Mikuska There are plenty of reasons why the research paper is not assigned. They …


How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroom

How Technology Changed My Social Studies Classroomby Thomas StanleyOne of the greatest experiences I have had in teaching World History is to create a …

Social Studies

Brain-Based Learning: Resource Roundup

Understanding How Brains Learn

Five-Minute Film Festival: Learning and the Brain, by Amy Erin Borovoy (2014)

As new findings in neuroscience imply …

A Step-by-step Guide on How to Create Custom Courses for Your Class Using iTunes U

June, 2015 Today we want to draw your attention to one of the features of iTunes U that is often overlooked by many teachers. It is the ability to …




This fall the NPR Ed team is celebrating great teachers and examining what makes great teaching.

When Amanda Siepiola steps …


Summer Reading List: 5 Books on Professional Development

The summer is almost here. If you are like most educators, this is when you find the time to read your "teacher books" and learn about all those …

Professional Development

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Resources for Teaching Students HOW TO LEARN

Why do Schools Rarely Teach Students How to Learn?Schools are so caught up in teaching fundamentals like reading, writing, and good old “‘rithmatic”, …


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We’re fine with love at first sight, but we know you’ll fall even harder for what’s inside Canvas. That’s why we’ve got two ways …


By Anya Kamenetz, NPR

Close your eyes for a minute and daydream about a world without bubble tests.

Education Week recently reported that some …

From Guilt to Google: Experimenting with Tech Tools to Improve Writing Feedback