Entries related to: engagement

Fall Into Phenomena: Using NGSS to Harvest Student Investigations

The leaves are changing in much of the country and pumpkin spice seems to be taking over —...

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High Quality Project-Based Learning with Jennifer Pieratt

Congratulations to Jennifer Pieratt!

Jenny was recognized with Smartbrief Education's monthly ...

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Un-Columbus Day

Columbus Day is around the corner, and while many schools and municipalities have changed the...

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Connecting Black Boys and Their Families with School and Success

As teachers, we know that connection is key to success in schools. In The Guide for White Women...

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Tips for Building Your Classroom Library

At the start of the school year, teachers around the country are busy setting up their...

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Creating Citizen Scientists: Connecting Students to the World

On the first day of school, science classrooms around the country welcomed back their...

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International Dot Day: A Celebration of Courage and Creativity

"Just make a mark, and see where it takes you."

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Start Small But Mighty: Voice and Choice in PBL

For teachers who are new to project-based learning (PBL), voice and choice are often the most...

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The Perfect Storm: 3 Simple Steps to Project Ideation

As I work with teachers on project-based learning (PBL) in schools across the country, two...

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Deciding When PBL Makes Sense for Your Year

Have you been toying with the idea of Project-Based Learning? Maybe admiring the PBL buzz in the...

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Becoming a Connected Educator with Twitter

Social media is more than posting pictures of your dog or finding new recipes. It's one of the...

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5 Easy Ways to Stay Connected Over the Summer

Summer is here, so you’ve probably been off from school for at least a few weeks. Your brain may...

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Ten Steps to Starting a Community Book Club

The first video in this series introduced Project LIT Bronx.

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Sarah's Sizzlin' Summer Strategies

The temperature is on the rise, but nothing’s quite as hot as Tch Laureate Sarah Brown...

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3 Steps to Successful Student Collaboration

Why We Hang In There

Deep sighs, rolled eyes, slumped shoulders, and hanging heads, met with...

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Essential Student Collaboration Strategies for Diverse Classrooms

Group work.

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How to Keep Going Even When You Feel Like You Can’t

Making Teaching More Manageable

We all have days (or weeks, or months) when we feel like we...

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10 Tips to End the Year with Positivity and Purpose

Inevitably, when educators get to April or May, the question of “How many days are left?” is...

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Rethinking the Teacher Role: 3 Practices to Elevate Student Engagement

I’d be very surprised to find a teacher that has fallen asleep at night thinking, “In what ways...

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Eliciting Engagement with Earth Day Every Day

A couple of years ago, the FIRST LEGO League robotics theme was “Trash Trek.” That was the year...

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