5 ways to build lasting self-esteem

Everyone is in favor of high self-esteem — but cultivating it can be surprisingly tough. Psychologist Guy Winch explains why — and describes smart ways we can help build ourselves up.

Preparing Social Studies Students to Think Critically in the Modern World

In an era when students must sort through increasingly complex social and political issues, absorbing news and information from an evolving digital landscape, social studies should be meaningful and engaging—a means for preparing students for the modern world.

Why Kids Shouldn’t Sit Still in Class

Sit still. It’s the mantra of every classroom. But that is changing as evidence builds that taking brief activity breaks during the day helps children learn and be more attentive in class, and a growing number of programs designed to promote movement are being adopted in schools.

14 Creative Ways to Engage Students

14 creative ways to engage students in discussions, problem-solving, critical thinking, and more.