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Dropout Prevention

Learn about programs and share ideas to support at-risk students and keep all young people in school.

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Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

Anne O'Brien shares research and resources for helping secondary students stay in school.

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3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

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5 Epiphanies for Reaching the Unreachable Learner

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That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

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That "Aha!" Moment of College or Career Readiness

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3 Methods To Motivate the Unmotivated

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5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Guest blogger Josh Work shares five techniques for dealing with middle school students who present ongoing discipline issues. His underlying theme is recognizing these kids as adolescents seeking ways to cope with stress or complicated lives.

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The Key to Preparing Difficult Students for the Real World

Guest blogger Allen Mendler compares what's expected of students in school to what will be expected of them in the real world, and suggests more realistic goals for giving them a more satisfying academic life.

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5-Minute Film Festival: Graduation Time

From inspirational elocutions to gutsy send-ups of the system, the long-held tradition of the commencement speech is a must at graduations from kindergarten to college. VideoAmy has assembled this playlist of the best speeches, pranks, and songs for...

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Medora: A High School Sports Documentary That Transcends Its Genre

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips reviews the high school basketball film 'Medora,' pointing to its lessons about persistence, community and economic fallout as custom-made teachable moments for social studies and humanities classrooms.

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Teaching Students to Embrace Mistakes

Guest bloggers Hunter Maats and Katie O'Brien, teachers and authors, discuss the value of making mistakes and helping students adopt the mindset to view their mistakes as healthy challenges rather than crushing defeats.

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My "Academy Awards" for Best Educational Documentaries

Edutopia blogger Mark Phillips, acknowledging the proliferation of education-themed documentaries, starts a new tradition: the Educational Documentary Academy Awards! Join the suspense and celebration as he reveals which films were his favorites and...

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Senioritis -- or an Opportunity for Growth?

Guest blogger Lori Desautels looks at senioritis as a time of wasted opportunity and asks pointed questions about how we can engage rather than lose students during the final months of their high school careers.

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Waldorf-Inspired Public Schools Are on the Rise

Waldorf-inspired public schools are on the rise as parents seek relief from the high-stakes testing culture.

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Selling Social and Emotional Learning: An Interview with Daniel Goleman
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Selling SEL: An Interview with Daniel Goleman

The author of "Emotional Intelligence" speaks on the value of social and emotional learning.

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What Makes a Successful Tutor?

Seth Linden, founder and CEO at Tutorpedia, looks at the relationships and interactions with students, teachers and parents that make for the ultimate measure of a tutor's success.

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Teachers Shake Up Shakespeare with Digital Media

Rap and film bring the Bard's characters to life for high school students.

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Teacher Development: Starter Kit for Teaching Online

Expert advice on shifting from brick and mortar to bytes and bits.

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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning
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The Virtual Classroom: Online Learning

Virtual schools make available a world of new courses -- from obscure electives to Advanced Placement classes -- that challenge students intellectually and open up new doors educationally.

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Research-Based Practices for Engaging Students in STEM Learning

Innovative and effective practices at Cleveland's MC2 STEM High School are driving learning and higher achievement for students in a district where every student qualifies for free- or reduced-price meals.

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