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Build community through all-school reading programs
Build community through all-school reading programs

How one librarian used literature to unite an entire school community.

Making remote learning work for foreign-language instruction
Making remote learning work for foreign-language instruction

A school in Virginia is seeing steady attendance, happy families and better relationships between students and teachers in a remote-learning environment. See how they’re making it happen.

3 ways to build better student writers
3 ways to build better student writers

A success formula for helping students develop writing skills

Tackle math anxiety in the special education classroom
Tackle math anxiety in the special education classroom

A resource teacher shares her best practices for engaging her students -- and the story of how math brought one student from the classroom to the stage.

Common ground between literacy and mathematics
Common ground between literacy and mathematics

English-language arts instruction has generally been separated from mathematics instruction but in recent years, more teachers are finding ways to connect the two. A look at the commonalities between the disciplines.

Supporting students on 504 plans during remote learning
Supporting students on 504 plans during remote learning

How parents and educators can make sure their students with 504 plans receive the accommodations they need.

Helping parents move from ‘Not a math person’ to their child’s first math teacher
Helping parents move from ‘Not a math person’ to their child’s first math teacher

The keys to helping families overcome math anxiety about supporting their students are the same as helping students overcome math anxiety: Model a growth mindset and embrace multiple approaches to problem-solving.

Making lemonade
Making lemonade

A service project pairs undergraduate math students with elementary and middle school students. Their recipe for success.

4 from-home STEM lessons in nature
4 from-home STEM lessons in nature

As educators navigate changes this unprecendented school year, we know project-based learning will be an essential aspect of every curriculum. The right lessons can align PBL, STEM and a love for the outdoors.

How to be a math teacher, even if you aren’t a “math person”
How to be a math teacher, even if you aren’t a “math person”

To overcome their own math anxiety, teachers don’t need to become math whizzes; they simply need to create an environment where mistakes are okay.

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