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Setting Up Effective Workgroup

Truly collaborative group work is complex and messy, so we have a few tips and tools to get students working interdependently.
By Jeff Knutson

Students collaborating

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Framing Difficult Feedback for Parents

A strategy teachers can use to turn parents into partners when discussing difficult situations involving their kids.
By Joe Hirsch

Parent-teacher meeting


Extending the Silence

Giving students several seconds to think after asking a question—and up to two minutes for some questions—improves their learning.
By John McCarthy

Students raising hands in classroom