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STEAM from the gridiron

When STEAM and football come together, learning sticks. Five tips from a winning program.

The right tool for the right job

How do you find the right tech tool for your instruction? Three questions you should ask.

What’s trending? From mental health policies to PLCs, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Robert Ahdoot considers the growth mindset and questions the value of performance-based grades.

Fred Ende shares best practices for facilitating an effective professional learning community.

Managing classroom devices

Three easy ways to make sure devices are a boon -- not burden -- in your classroom.

What’s trending? From class rules to restorative justice, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Help teachers want to use tech

Fighting teacher buy in for your tech initiatives? Three ways to convert the skeptics.

Anne Jolly was a STEM teacher before she knew what a STEM teacher was. Are you one too?

When students raise their voices

Civil-rights project helps students see how their voice matters in the world.

What’s trending? From Head Start to new libraries, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Shane Safir shares how something as simple as listening can improve the way a school functions.

Jim Dillon discusses the gap between student and staff perceptions of bullying in schools.

Ditch the dinosaur

Break up with rote-memory-dinosaur lessons and inject interest in informational texts.

What’s trending? From absenteeism to homework, don’t miss these most-read stories.