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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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Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

By: Dr. Almitra BerryPosted 03/12/21
Academic Equity in the Post-COVID-19 Environment

When schools closed beginning in March 2020, most systems struggled to implement remote learning. Schools, educators, learners, and parents just weren't prepared for that. Which is why academic equity has become a focus of schools across the nation.

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What’s All the Buzz About SEL? 5 Ways to Introduce the Emotion Revolution to Your School!

It seems the term Social Emotional Learning or SEL is everywhere these days. For many educators, this is met with a collective sigh of relief. At long last, we are talking about more than just academics and standardized testing when it comes to providing students with a quality education. To others, however, the buzz about SEL may be cause for concern. Is SEL merely a trend? Is it just the flavor of the month that will soon fade away only to be replaced by the next big idea in education?

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Four Ways to Create a Positive, Productive Learning Environment in Your Classroom Today!

There is a lot of research available about attributes that positively affect student achievement.  Most of the research is centered on educational practices and what works best with our students. But I dare say, students will thrive in an environment that’s positive and uplifting where they feel safe to take risks and voice their opinion.

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Giving Friendly Feedback in the Design Process

By: Sara JohnsonPosted 11/02/18
Giving Friendly Feedback in the Design Process

In honor of National STEM Day, we are sharing this mini lesson as a way to support students during the design process. Allowing students the opportunity to give and receive feedback from others enables them to assume greater ownership of their work and provides students with a valuable skill for lifelong learning. During any kind of activity or project, friendly feedback can be given. This is especially true for design projects, where students can help peers improve their ideas, designs, and mod

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3 Real-World Skills for Student Success

By: Sarah GarzaPosted 10/19/18
3 Real-World Skills for Student Success

As teachers our jobs often extend well beyond just the academic aspect of education. We find ourselves building students’ leadership skills, supporting their social and emotional development, and teaching them what it looks like to be a civic-minded citizen in order to help them thrive beyond the walls of our classrooms.

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