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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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blog A Place for Learning: The Physical Environment of Classrooms

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

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

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article Infographic: Meditation in Schools Across America

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blog Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

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Discussion The school library (by any other name)

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Discussion Ignore the IQ test: your level of intelligence is not fixed for life

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Discussion Teachers need support around social and emotional skills, too

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blog Into the Wilderness: Expanding the Lives of Kids

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Discussion Start the Year Strong Sweepstakes

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blog Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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blog Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Discussion The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Discussion Learning Walks...More Than a Tour of the School

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Discussion 6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour

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Discussion Thank You Letters to Teachers

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Discussion 19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School

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Discussion If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching

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Discussion 7 Ways to Turn STEM into STEAM

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Discussion 25 Attention-Grabbing Tips for the Classroom

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Discussion A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

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blog "Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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Discussion Science of the 2014 Winter Olympic Games in Sochi

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blog The Biggest Hurdle to Flipping Your Class

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blog Teachers: Staying Positive in Trying Times

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Discussion iPad & iPod Classroom Integration and Grant Writing

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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blog The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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

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blog Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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blog Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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blog Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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blog Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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blog Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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blog Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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Discussion SOLE: Motivate Students to Teach Themselves (and Each Other)

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