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4 Practices for Building Civic Engagement in Today's Classroom

Today's teachers know that civic education has taken a backseat for decades due to the increasing demands on instructional time, which has had enormous consequences. How do teachers ensure students have access to quality civic education? Here are four practices for building civic engagement, found embedded within iCivics Readers, that you can use in your classroom right now.

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5 Easy-to-Implement SEL Strategies for Your Classroom

It is imperative that now, more than ever, we intently focus on building and fostering positive relationships with our students and among our students. While there are many ways to build relationships in the classroom, here are five tried and true strategies that can be utilized.

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5 Ways to Build Social Emotional Learning through Literacy

Throughout the pandemic, some students have been in survival mode. With the return to face-to-face instruction this school year, students desperately need in-class support to develop their SEL skills and thrive. Read on to get five strategies for integrating SEL instruction and activities into your literacy block.

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LEADING U.S. PUBLISHER, TEACHER CREATED MATERIALS, AND NONPROFIT iCIVICS, PARTNER TO CREATE ENGAGING CIVIC LITERACY KITS FOR GRADES K-5, MEETING STRONG DEMAND FROM PARENTS, TEACHERS, AND COMMUNITY LEADERS

iCivics Readers provide K-5 educators with a fresh, easy, engaging way to teach civics skills through nonfiction and fiction literature paired with lesson plans, games, and hands-on activities.

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3 Ways to Improve Your Students’ Problem Solving Skills

By: Hilary Kreisberg, Ed.D. and Kit Norris, M.A.Posted 07/20/21
3 Ways to Improve Your Students’ Problem Solving Skills

Have you ever wondered why students often struggle with problem solving in math? Well, problem solving is… challenging! And, if problem solving is difficult, then teaching how to solve problems is even more demanding. There are some common reasons we believe teachers struggle to support students in developing problem solving skills.

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5 Essential Routines for Developing Early Writers

Kindergartners come to school with a fear of writing, and we did it to them. As classroom teachers, we need to break down the insecurities and build their independence. It’s easy, if we start from the beginning. From the first day of school, providing clear and concise writing instruction with step-by-step supports, the fear will fall, and the student will soar.

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