Category Archives: Teaching Strategies

12 Boredom-Busting Ways to Motivate and Challenge Students

By Shannon Anderson, author of  Coasting Casey It’s back-to-school time, and teachers everywhere are striving to motivate and challenge their students. Whether it is finding a way to stretch your gifted students or just keeping things new and exciting, here … Continue reading

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11 Great Minds in STEAM to Get Students Excited About Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math

Adapted from STEAM In a Jar® Experiments, Activities, and Trivia for Your Classroom Your students are probably already familiar with some famous names in STEAM, like Leonardo da Vinci, Marie Curie, Sir Isaac Newton, Thomas Edison, and John Coltrane. But … Continue reading

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When Students Return: How to Model Self-Regulation in the Classroom

By Richard M. Cash, Ed.D., author of Self-Regulation in the Classroom: Helping Students Learn How to Learn Part of our Cash in on Learning series by Richard M. Cash, Ed.D. Click to read other Cash in on Learning posts. In … Continue reading

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Nurturing Everyday Creativity in Children

By Susan Daniels, Ph.D., author of Visual Learning and Teaching: An Essential Guide for Educators K–8 This post was originally published February 14, 2019, and was updated in June 2021. Speaking at a conference recently, I gave a talk on … Continue reading

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6 Ways Educators Can Create Safe Spaces for Students of Color

By Isaiah Moore I first noticed it in retrospect. In my second year of college, while writing a proposal to my city advocating for better youth programming as a strategy to thwart teenage homicide, I thought about the variables that allowed me … Continue reading

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