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blog 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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blog Full STEAM Ahead: Why Arts Are Essential in a STEM Education

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Discussion changing from special education to regular education

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blog Teaching Young Children About Bias, Diversity, and Social Justice

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blog Integrating Technology and Literacy

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blog Student Voices Needed in School Reform

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blog Exit Celebrating: 8 Epic Ideas for Ending the School Year

Last comment 6 days 21 hours ago in Teaching Strategies
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blog Middle School Maker Journey: Recapping the Capstones

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blog 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

Last comment 1 week 6 days ago in Curriculum Planning
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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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Discussion Student-Led Projects in Early Elementary

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blog 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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blog Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

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blog Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

Last comment 2 weeks 1 day ago in Classroom Management
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blog Year-Round Resources for Autism

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

Last comment 3 weeks 3 days ago in Blended Learning
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Schools that Work Inquiry-Based Learning: From Teacher-Guided to Student-Driven

Last comment 3 weeks 1 day ago in Inquiry-Based Learning
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Discussion 10 Don'ts Teachers Want Parents to Know

Last comment 3 weeks 15 hours ago in Parent Partnership
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blog 3 Steps to Becoming a Coding Teacher

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Discussion Summer Reading List: Graphic Novels

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blog Personalizing for Teacher Needs

Last comment 22 hours 26 min ago in School Leadership
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Discussion What Toys Are Great for Helping Kids with STEM?

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blog 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices

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Discussion 5 Muhammad Ali Quotes Every Teacher Needs in the Classroom

Last comment 1 day 3 hours ago in Teacher Development
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blog Creating Meaningful Global Connections

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blog Social Media for Teachers: Guides, Resources, and Ideas

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blog Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

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blog Should You Flip Your Classroom?

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blog Navigating Your Identity as a Parent and an Educator

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Discussion Teaching Teens to Handle Tragedies Before They Happen

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blog Infusing the Basics With the Spirit of Innovation

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blog Create a Startup Culture in Your Classroom

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Discussion The Power of Vocabulary - Talk to Your Children!

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blog Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

Last comment 1 day 22 hours ago in Brain-Based Learning
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blog Making Failure Harder Work Than Passing

Last comment 1 day 22 hours ago in Teaching Strategies
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blog Strategies to Help Struggling Writers

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Discussion One Size Does NOT Fit All

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Discussion Bring History to Life - Add Costumes and Replicas

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Discussion Survey: PBL Research on its Effectiveness

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blog 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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Discussion What We're Getting Wrong About the Technology in Schools Debate

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Discussion Good Teacher...Bad Behavior!

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Discussion Self-Assessment: A Powerful Tool to Improve Student Learning and Understanding

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Discussion Quiet: Susan Cain on Approaching Introverted Students

Posted 2 months 3 weeks ago in Student Engagement
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Discussion Poetry for English Language Learners: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Your Students

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Discussion Wrestling with Trump in the Classroom

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Discussion 7 Playful Tactics To Get Kids Writing Poetry

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Discussion Strategies to Help Struggling Readers

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Discussion Project Week - A Week to Do Whatever You Want

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Discussion Using Personal Student Quotes To Summarize Learning And Understanding

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Discussion Up (or Down) Periscope?

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Discussion My Philosophy On Teaching Robotics

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Discussion A Facebook Status Can Be a Starting Point for Hesitant Writers

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Discussion 3 Rules to Break when Teaching Shakespeare

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Discussion What's Going On? An Idea About How We Behave in a Structured Learning Environment

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Discussion Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies

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Discussion Low Budget High Quality Videos for the Flipped Classroom

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Discussion Mindful Classroom Management & the Power of Patience

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Discussion A Mock US Supreme Court Hearing: The Metal Bladed Kirpan and the Free Exercise Clause

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Discussion Helping Students Believe That They can Write

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blog Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

Posted 10 months 3 weeks ago in New Teachers
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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

Posted 1 year 4 months ago in Student Engagement
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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

Posted 10 months 1 week ago in Classroom Management
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blog 5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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blog Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

Posted 9 months 5 days ago in School Climate
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blog What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

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blog 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

Posted 2 years 1 month ago in Student Engagement
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blog What Doesn't Work: Literacy Practices We Should Abandon

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blog Improving Schools Through Design Thinking

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blog What Is Financial Literacy?

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blog Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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blog 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

Posted 11 months 1 week ago in Back to School
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blog 3 Ways of Getting Student Feedback to Improve Your Teaching

Posted 11 months 2 weeks ago in New Teachers
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blog 3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

Posted 1 year 1 month ago in Social and Emotional Learning
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