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Research Zeroes In on a Barrier to Reading (Plus, Tips for Teachers)

How much background knowledge is needed to understand a piece of text? New research appears to discover the tipping point.

Teaching Students to Analyze Complex Nonverbal Texts

Standard 9 of the Common Core State Standards underscores the importance of students reading and writing about complex literary and informational texts, skills critical for "college and career readiness in a twenty-first-century, globally competitive society."

Teaching Good Study Habits, Minute by Minute

With clear goals, timed exercises, and games, parents can help design home-study habits by tailoring them to their students' visual, kinesthetic, musical, or social strengths.

Grammar: The Skunk at the Garden Party

Students may wish grammar would go away, but there are ways to deepen their engagement.

Teaching Isn’t a Personality Contest

One way to become an exceptional teacher is to focus less on traits like humour and charisma and more on self-awareness and interactions with students.