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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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Deconstructing Blackness

When discussing race and ethnicity with students, accept without assuming, listen to their voices, remain open to opportunities, and facilitate thoughtful conversations.

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4 Easy Tips and Tricks for Creating Visually Engaging Rubrics

Cait Camarata, Edutopia’s visual designer, provides a few straightforward rubric-design tips and a customizable rubric template for educators who are short on time.

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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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Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

Traditional education may put boys at a developmental disadvantage, and we must try harder to make them feel understood, valued, and eager to learn.

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8 Steps to Combat the Bullying Epidemic

Don't wait for the next Bullying Prevention Month. Take steps now, including compassion instead of zero tolerance, community involvement, and cross-curriculum integration (especially the arts).

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The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

In some countries, people interact as humans instead of vanishing into their phones. Vicki Davis suggests that we not let technology take away our humanity.

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Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity

When approaching issues of racial and cultural tension, teachers must begin by recognizing their own personal discomfort -- because it does translate into their practice.

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Pronouns and Bathrooms: Supporting Transgender Students

We can recognize transgender and gender-nonconforming students when we change their names on class rosters, designate gender-neutral restrooms, and support them in their chosen identity.

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A photo of the arm and hand of a high school male, writing in his notebook.
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Approaching Racial and Cultural Sensitivity

When approaching issues of racial and cultural tension, teachers must begin by recognizing their own personal discomfort -- because it does translate into their practice.

3 283 4,566 views
A photo of a male student in front of his locker.
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Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

Traditional education may put boys at a developmental disadvantage, and we must try harder to make them feel understood, valued, and eager to learn.

9 3,557 4,359 views
A photo of elementary school children holding hands and laughing.
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8 Steps to Combat the Bullying Epidemic

Don't wait for the next Bullying Prevention Month. Take steps now, including compassion instead of zero tolerance, community involvement, and cross-curriculum integration (especially the arts).

17 2,247 4,359 views
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Reflecting on the Year's Accomplishments

Before your school community scatters for the summer, reflect on your teaching year through student feedback (face-to-face or anonymous), self-evaluation, parent feedback, and your PLN.

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2015: The Good, the Bad... and the Potential

With love for teaching and hope for the future, Vicki Davis reviews the year in U.S. education, from increasing societal pressures to exciting technologies and positive practices.

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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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