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New Teachers

For new teachers who seek support and want to share the challenges and triumphs of first starting out in the classroom.

5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Check out these five management strategies new teachers can begin using immediately in their classrooms.

7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

Advance planning is essential for a week of effective teaching, yet the most effective planning system will let you incorporate and track those on-the-fly changes.

New Teachers: Resource Roundup

From classroom management to working with parents, lesson planning to learning environments, this compilation of blogs, videos, and other resources provides an array of tips and advice for teachers just starting out.

Mastering the Teaching Game

After listening to an interview with top tennis coach Sven Groeneveld, Carol Tomlinson clarifies eight essential principles that teaching shares with high-level sports coaching.

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Four Simple Tips to Start the Year Strong

Setting a positive, approachable tone in the classroom on the first day of class will pay off in the long run.

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Starting the Year on a Positive Note

Some great suggestions for how to best manage new Web 2.0 tools in your classroom.

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A Lesson from the London Riots: Support New Teachers

If we don't make education a priority, we may face a similar situation here in the U.S., says Henry Knowles of the Knowles Science Teaching Foundation.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 3 - Using Storybird

Boot Campers are playing with this powerful drag-and-drop storytelling tool this week.

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 2 - Using VoiceThread

An overview of all things VoiceThread, a simple multimedia tool that's got endless classroom applications.

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Big Thinkers: Barnett Berry on Education Reform

The president and CEO of the advocacy organization Center for Teaching Quality lays out a roadmap for reforming our education system and improving the school environment for "teacherpreneurs."

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New Teacher Boot Camp Week 1 - Using Wordle

Some fun and informative activities from Lisa M Dabbs (@teachingwthsoul) and Joan Young (@flourishingkids) to help new teachers use Wordle.

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Time Management: Planning for the Adventure

Clara Galan, Edutopia's social media marketing specialist and a former teacher, looks at managing time, that most precious of commodities, through the lens of a pirate's spyglass.

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Career and Technical Education: Research Roundup

Evidence of success in lowering the dropout rate and raising grades

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Positive, Not Punitive, Classroom-Management Tips

In the first of two excerpts from his latest book, teacher and blogger Larry Ferlazzo offers some classroom-management tips that are positive, not punitive.

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Taking Stock of the Year: Three Tools to Help Unpack Your Learning

Blogger Lisa Dabbs unpacks from another eventful and rewarding school year, and offers three tools to help with your fun, creative reflection on all that you've learned.

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Jefferson County Schools Set Out to Replicate CARE for Kids

The Louisville, Kentucky, school district is taking its initiative for social and emotional learning districtwide.

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Eight Ways to Save Money on School Supplies

Edutopia blogger Terry Heick provides eight timely suggestions for teachers torn between adequately preparing their classrooms and breaking their personal budgets.

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How to Break Down Barriers to Starting PLCs

Here are the five most common obstacles to starting professional learning communities -- and how to address them.

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