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Back to School

It's a brand-new year, chock-full of new opportunities! Gear up with strategies, tools, and resources for heading back to school.

Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

Elena Aguilar gives teachers tips on ways to stay happy and successful this school year.

4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

Transformational teachers create experiences in their classrooms, melding the art and science of any subject and making their students care about learning.

Back to School: 3 Question Activities to Connect Students

Maurice Elias describes three classroom activities for team and trust building with students.

Getting into the PBL Groove

Let your students know from day one that they're in a PBL classroom by defining PBL and setting the tone for collaboration, critique, and questioning.

8 Weeks of Free Teacher Resources for Back to School

All of Edutopia’s downloadable and printable back-to-school resources are collected here for easy classroom reference. Check back weekly for updates!


Start the Year Strong Sweepstakes

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Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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A Checklist for Back to School Night

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8 Tips and Tricks to Redesign Your Classroom

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"What Did You Call Me?" – How to Remember Students’ Names

Blog posted Mon, 08/11/2014 - 11:59
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