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blog 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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blog Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally

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blog Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

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blog 5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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blog Teaching Literary Analysis

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blog 4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

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Discussion How to Teach Humility

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blog Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

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blog Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

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blog How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

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blog It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

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Schools that Work Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Discussion The Teacher as Reader

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blog Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

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blog Coding for Kindergarteners

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Discussion 18 Teacher-Tested Strategies for Differentiated Instruction

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blog The Hattie Effect: What's Essential for Effective PBL?

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Discussion Injustice in Education

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blog Civic Mirror: Simulated Nation Building for Middle Schoolers

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Discussion If sharing is caring, what's ... HOARDING?

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blog Why Civic Education Needs a Boost

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blog Let's Bring Civic Education to the Front Burner

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blog How Learning Profiles Can Strengthen Your Teaching

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Discussion Taking on the Role of an Interest Group to Learn How our Government Works

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Discussion Do You Want to Break 700 in the SAT Math? Throw Away Your Calculator!

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Discussion Preparing Students for the End-of-Term Presentation

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blog 2014: One Educator's Year in Review

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article New Teachers: Resource Roundup

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blog The Heart of the Matter: Why I Teach

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Discussion Best possible SEL classroom curricula. What's your Top 3?

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article The New Drill: Teaching Educators How to Improve Reading Levels

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blog The Agile Classroom

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blog Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

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blog 5 Eclectic Book Recommendations for Winter Break

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Discussion Preparing Students for the End-of-Term Presentation

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Discussion If sharing is caring, what's ... HOARDING?

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Discussion 7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers

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Discussion First Steps Towards a Student Film Festival

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion Mr. J: The Value of a Listening Teacher

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Discussion Why Can’t the U.S. Education System Be More Like the NBA?

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Discussion 7 Tips to Overcome Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams

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Discussion What are We Teaching our Students? A Case for Going Beyond Test

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Discussion Head, Heart, and Muscle: Little Writers, Big Voice

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Discussion Department Meetings Done Right

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Discussion The First Amendment, a Captive Audience, and "The Grinch Memo"

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Discussion Empathy and Critical Thinking

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Discussion Don’t Trip Over The Bar: Thoughtful Planning for “Throw-Away” Days

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Discussion Fulfilling Behavior Prophecies

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Discussion 7 Reasons Why Religion Must Be Taught in School

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Discussion The Power of an Invested Teacher

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Discussion Keep ‘em Engaged through the Holiday Craze

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blog Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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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 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog 11 Alternatives to "Round Robin" (and "Popcorn") Reading

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

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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blog The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words

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blog It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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blog The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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