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Teaching Strategies
Trees of Knowledge

By Jay Silver

Maybe teaching isn't about delivering information. Maybe it's really about providing a landscape where curiosity takes root, growing a unique, vibrant, continual source of knowledge.

By Anne OBrien

Facebook is a place where schools can take charge of their image. Check out these suggestions for building a page for your school.

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By Laura Fleming

An under-utilized high school library becomes a constant learning organization and a place of cloud literacy where students send their avatars into 3-D virtual classrooms.

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By Mark Phillips

Your input is requested to help program an American Studies course for spring 2015 that will teach political and cultural history through the filmmaker's lens.

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Discover websites, organizations, articles, planning guides, lesson plans, and other resources dedicated to preventing bullying and harassment.

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By Monica Burns

An iPad lets students consume and interact with content, a fun and efficient way of meeting the Common Core standards for integrating and analyzing information.

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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

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 Terry Heick

Forget about all the vague, superficial information out there. Edutopia blogger Terry Heick cuts to the chase with 19 meaningful questions parents can ask their children's teachers at the beginning of the school year.

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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 Elena Aguilar

Blogger Elena Aguilar proposes that teachers make positive phone calls home common practice.

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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 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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