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January 06, 2017

Missouri Teachers See Student Academic Gains After Making Home Visits

A new study found that students who received teacher home visits did better on state tests and had better attendance records than students whose homes were not visited.

December 08, 2016

Advice From 2016-17 Milken Educators: How to Create a Successful Classroom

How do the winners of this year's Milken Educator Award set up their classrooms for success? 12 teachers and leaders share their advice.

August 29, 2016

Classroom Exercise Equipment Has Benefits for Students, Studies Show

The use of exercise equipment in the classroom can improve both student health and learning.

August 15, 2016

Lessons From Denmark: Teachers Can Incorporate Empathy in the Curriculum

In Denmark classrooms, teaching empathy is a key part of school curriculum. What lessons can U.S. educators draw about how to develop the skill in their students?

July 25, 2016

Teachers Explore Uses of Pokémon Go With Autistic Students

The phenomena of the mobile game Pokémon Go has been touted for its learning possibilities. It might also have particular benefits for children with autism.

July 11, 2016

When It Comes to Grading, Is '50' the New 'Zero'?

An increasing number of schools are revamping their grading practices, including the use of 'no zero' policies.

June 27, 2016

From 'Hamilton' to Hogwarts, Teachers Are Bringing Pop-Culture Phenomena Into the Classroom

In recent months, teachers have been incorporating pop culture phenomena in their classroom in innovative ways to better engage their students.

April 21, 2016

Robot Designed to Help Schools Teach Coding Unveiled by Harvard Group

"Root," a magnetic, hexagonal device that travels across a white board and performs a variety of behaviors in response to students' digital commands, is designed to get students thinking in the logic of coding.

March 27, 2016

For New Teachers, Classrooms Aren't Just Blank Slates. They're Blank, Expensive Slates

Teachers generally invest a lot of money in their classrooms. But for new teachers, a lack of guidance may lead to a lot of misspent money.

March 18, 2016

Can New App Help 'Lesson Study' Make Inroads in U.S. Schools?

As they grapple with new instructional expectations, a growing number of teachers are working to improve their practice through the "lesson study" approach to professional development.

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