Genius hour in elementary school. Plus: assigning more writing with less grading

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Genius Hour in Elementary School; Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading; 5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning; Positive Words Go a Long Way |

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Genius Hour in Elementary School

A teacher shares what she did and what she learned when she implemented Genius Hour in her fifth-grade class.

Impactful strategies for writing instruction
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Assigning More Writing—With Less Grading

Check out four best practices for teaching writing that can help you improve student learning without creating a mountain of grading work.

These tools make formative assessment collaborative and fun.
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5 Classroom Tools to Measure Student Learning

Formative assessment is a snap with games and other tools that let you see how students answer questions and review material.

What you say influences your students' learning.
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Positive Words Go a Long Way

Simple ways to frame what you say to students to encourage and empower them.

Effective strategies for resolving behavior issues
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11 Research-Based Classroom Management Strategies

Discover kernels—simple, quick, and reliable ways to deal with behavior challenges.

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Here are some of the most impressive innovations on the site right now:

Technology: Google set up a series of 'Curiosity Rooms' at the Old Selfridges Hotel in order to give consumers the chance to try some of its products in a highly interactive environment.

Marketing: Sephora hired its own employees to star as models in its 2017 holiday campaign.

Beverages: DAVIDsTEA created a holiday guide for pairing food and tea.

Advertising: Absolut Vodka's new 'Absolut Truth' campaign features sentiments from real New Yorkers.

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