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“Fun” vs. Rigor in the Classroom: At Odds?

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Many educators may associate “fun” in the classroom with games and activities that are engaging but not necessarily rigorous or standards-aligned, and some may see a tradeoff between engagement and rigor. But is this trade-off real?

What do #TeachersKnow? According to the more than 5 million educators who turn to TpT to share their know-how with each other, teachers know a whole lot. Discover more about the #TeachersKnow campaign and become a part of the movement.

Some of the biggest topics of conversation at TpT Forward 2019 were around the ideas of intersectionality, diversity, and accessibility. Here are a few key takeaways from some of the sessions that had Teacher-Authors talking.

Many educators are looking for ways to connect their students’ learning to the real world — and project-based learning (PBL) is one approach that does just that. Here are a handful of tips to help teachers manage a PBL classroom for the first time — or refine their approach — without getting overwhelmed.