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WHAT WORKS IN EDUCATION The George Lucas Educational Foundation
By Dr. Stephanie Hatten

Use QR codes, augmented reality, virtual tours, and other advances in classroom technology to change up the sometimes less-than-efficient rituals of Parent Open House.

Classroom Management
Teaching in the Moment

By Tabitha Dell'Angelo

Teaching can be a lot like improvisational acting when your goals are making your students look good, listening and responding appropriately, and "accepting the offer."

By Elena Aguilar

Having clear objectives and starting on time are some of the tips one expert offers for creating effective professional development for teachers.

Home-to-School Connections
Educating Parents About Education

By Tom Whitby

Many parents today have an educational perspective based on 20th century pedagogy and methodology. Teachers need to educate them about where education is now.

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There's been quite a bit of buzz about documentary films that take a look at issues within the American education system. Whether you agree with the point of view of any of these films or not, they are sure to get you thinking.

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By Stacey Goodman

Do you read for pleasure in front of your students? If not, here's why you should start.

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By Megan Kinsey

Teachers in blended learning programs should take the opportunity to learn and lead -- your ideas and observations are worth hearing and acting upon.

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By Todd Finley

The way to engage students is to make sure that they care about the material and that they know how much you care about them.

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By Gerald Aungst

Norman Webb's Depth of Knowledge Levels is a system that categorizes tasks according to the complexity of thinking required to successfully complete them.

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By Todd Finley

As the number of English-language learners grows, teachers must focus on the most essential content and most efficient delivery of instruction.

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By Rebecca Alber

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

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By Todd Finley

For students to ask questions, teachers have to start the ball rolling with questions of their own. Check your own methods and discover new resources.

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Teaching Strategies
Academic Sponge Activities

By Todd Finley

A "sponge activity" is a lesson soaking up precious time that would otherwise be lost. Hint: it should be fun as well as educational.

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By Heather Wolpert-Gawron

Back to School Night is often the first interaction a teacher has with parents and guardians. Here's a helpful checklist for educators of five must-haves for this special night.

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