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By Jessica Hockett Differentiation in middle and high school doesn't need to involve designing eight different assignments, orchestrating complex group work, or turning the physical...

The Difference between Gamification and Game-Based Learning

By Steven Isaacs Have you tried to gamify your classroom? Do you incorporate game-based learning into your curriculum? Gamification and game-based learning have become buzzwords...

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How many of us have been formally trained to teach students living with adverse childhood experiences? When we ask this question throughout the U.S., few...

21 Questions To Ask About Curriculum Development

Too often, educators approach curriculum development as a product to be created. Continuous improvement should be about answering questions, rather than checking off goals....

Six Classroom Activities to Spark Discussion of Racism and Privilege

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You’ve probably heard of Jane Elliott’s 1968 classroom experiment on prejudice When one of her students asked why the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. was killed...
6 Questions to Ask Your Students on Day One

6 Questions To Ask Your Students On Day One

It’s that time again - time to think about that very first day of school and how you greet your class on day one....

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