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Educator Jill Stafford explains why service learning should be required in high school.

Be proactive to retain teachers

"Human contact" is key to retaining new teachers says veteran educator.

Ten lessons educators can learn from business

The virtual coffeehouse

How students attending an online school are showcasing their music skills.

What’s trending? From makerspaces to recess, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Need a “silver bullet”? Try SEL

Four ways to build a comprehensive and intentional SEL program.

Making summer money online

Need a summer side hustle? Here are three ideas to try.

What’s trending? From learning styles to creative thinking, don’t miss these most-read stories.

The Editor's Choice Content Award celebrates educator-written content. Meet the winners.

What’s trending? From mindfulness to classroom presence, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Crack it open

NFL star Arrelious Benn shares tips for teaching about financial literacy.

Are we jumping to SEL?

Schools are moving to SEL to fix many issues. But is this the only answer?

5 cross-curricular coding projects

Ideas for teaching coding skills across different subjects.

What’s trending? From SEL to restorative justice, don’t miss these most-read stories.

Coding before reading

How coding skills can boost reading skills.