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May 11, 2017

Do Fidget Spinners Belong in the Classroom? Teachers Are Divided

Fidgets spinners are supposed to help students sit still and focus. But many teachers say it's having the exact opposite effect.

April 26, 2017

How Can Teachers Use a 3-D Printer in Class? 5th Grade Class Used It for Service

The 2016-17 Milken Educator Award recipient shares how her class used a 3-D printer to build a little girl's prosthetic hand.

April 19, 2017

Joyful Schools: What One U.S. Educator Learned From Teaching in Finland

A U.S. educator unpacks the lessons teachers can draw from Finnish classrooms—including the secret to joyful teaching and happier students.

March 24, 2017

Location Can Determine How Successfully Teachers Work Together, Study Finds

A study by Northwestern University finds that teachers' physical proximity to one another plays an important role in the way they interact and, ultimately, in how successful they are at collaborating.

February 09, 2017

Can Teachers Outsource Grading? Two Educators Explain What That Looks Like

Two educators in Michigan share how their schools have removed grading from teachers' responsibilities.

February 03, 2017

'Uber for Substitutes' Promises to Enrich Learning When the Teacher Is Away

The substitute-teacher model creates less work for classroom teachers and makes sure students experience authentic learning when their teacher is gone, its founder says.

January 25, 2017

Seven Steps to Make Your Classroom More Like a Google Workplace

One way to improve students' happiness and performance is to revamp the classroom to look more like the top companies in the United States, says an innovation think tank.

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.

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