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Looking for feedback, information, volunteers -- or just solidarity? This is a good first stop for news, updates, and opportunities to connect with fellow Edutopians.

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Education Virtual Events and Conferences Worth Attending

Find opportunities to engage in DIY PD, connect, and stay up-to-date about new ideas in education through webinars, unconferences, and conferences. Check back weekly for updates!

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The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

Get a roundup of educational grants, contests, awards, free toolkits, and classroom guides aimed at helping students, classrooms, schools, and communities. Check this page weekly to get the latest updates!

The New Edutopia!

Samer Rabadi, Edutopia's Online Community Manager, announces the rollout of an improved, more user-friendly Edutopia and, with the help of a short video, explains what the new features are and how you can benefit from them.

At the Movies: Films Focused on Education Reform

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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#MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

For Teacher Appreciation Month, Edutopia is offering a fun opportunity to win one of fifteen Microsoft Surface 3 Tablets by submitting your "class selfie."

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10 Tips for Educators Considering a New Position

If there's something pushing you out of your current role or pulling you towards another one, consider this: Pursue the exploration!

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Edutopia #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes Official Rules

No purchase necessary. A purchase will not increase your chances of winning. 

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Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

To recover from your worst day of teaching, cry on a friendly shoulder, breathe, plan for community, prioritize, get perspective -- and please don't quit!

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Your Last-Minute Teacher Appreciation Gift Guide

Gifts for Teacher Appreciation Week can be simple (like Post-it notes), practical (like screen wipes), or musical (like a rechargeable wireless speaker), but always heartfelt.

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Why Math?

Make math meaningful by using numeracy to frame the economic, public policy, and global issues that your students are likely to face as adults.

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Catopia: Refurbishing the Vision

Citizenship for cats means that we need a drastic rethinking of our "pet"-agogy -- starting right naow.

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Celebrate Educators on National Teacher Day

Looking for ways to celebrate teachers in May? Browse this list of teacher appreciation blogs, resources, and videos for National Teacher Day.

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Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

Transformative school leaders embrace creativity and play, reimagine meetings, promote a culture of celebration through their daily interactions, and maintain their own health and spirit.

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3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic

Make your New Year epic by learning from your mistakes and moving on, setting audacious goals, and creating everyday memories that will warm and inspire you.

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Making Those New Year's Resolutions Stick

The best New Year's resolutions result in improved student learning. Whether introducing new pedagogy or starting student blogs, take small steps and don't fear failure.

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How to Celebrate Pi Day in Your Classroom

Just in time for Pi Day, here's a resource for games, videos, and information to help your students have fun with this amazing mathematical concept.

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Thriving in the Homestretch

As the year winds down, teachers might consider holding class outdoors, treating themselves kindly, reflecting on what worked, assigning fun projects, and checking in with peers.

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How to Give a Successful Tech Gift

Beyond knowing what someone likes and needs, the secret to a successful tech gift is understanding what devices they have and how they use them.

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