Connected Teaching and Learning: SmartBrief Originals
The power of audio recording for early language learners
The power of audio recording for early language learners

While emergent writing is a critical piece of every learner’s development, audio recording can boost storytelling and perspective for young learners.

Free resources for educators during the coronavirus pandemic
Free resources for educators during the coronavirus pandemic

A collection of tools, tips and guides to help educators weather instruction during the COVID-19 pandemic.

4 ways to bring coding into any classroom
4 ways to bring coding into any classroom

Coding isn’t just for the computer-science classroom anymore. How you can get started now.

Put students in control with math-rich environments
Put students in control with math-rich environments

Math is about more than just finding the correct answer. A math coach shares the power of creating safe spaces for students to struggle, fail, and ultimately succeed.

To build early learning, we must build communities
To build early learning, we must build communities

Helping families understand how to best be their children’s first teacher requires broad, consistent, and meaningful community outreach.

Why STEM training boosts instruction for every subject
Why STEM training boosts instruction for every subject

STEM is about implementing rigorous instructional strategies that can be applied in any content area. Here are a few actions to implemented to establish a STEM culture and support effective teaching in every subject. 

Connecting STEM and ethics
Connecting STEM and ethics

An edtech CEO sounds off on bridging STEM learning with teaching about values and social responsibility.

Trends in K-12 instructional materials purchasing
Trends in K-12 instructional materials purchasing

What were the buying trends that emerged for instructional materials in 2019?

Teaching a maker mindset through STEM 
Teaching a maker mindset through STEM 

Guided by the concepts of solution diversity, bounded autonomy, social-emotional learning, and the value of reflection, two educators use hands-on activities to teach students essential skills.

Seen, heard and learned at TCEA 2020
Seen, heard and learned at TCEA 2020

From the explosion of esports to overhauling teacher professional development, highlights from this year’s TCEA Convention and Exposition.