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Discussion Who's Ultimately Responsible for Improving Professional Development?

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blog Coding for Kindergarteners

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

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blog Innovative Practice: 5 Strategies for the Early Learning Classroom

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Discussion NO Teacher Talk

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blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

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blog Golden Rules for Engaging Students in Learning Activities

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Discussion Future of Education : Learning by Exploring; Not Just Reading Books

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blog 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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blog Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

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blog Debunking Homework Myths

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Discussion 8 Reasons Teachers Stay Quiet About Ferguson

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Discussion Should I Leave the Classroom for Administration?

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Discussion Connecting Students with the World at Large

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blog When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

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Discussion Nonverbal Giftedness

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion Read a Book: Open a World of Possible

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article How Collaborative Learning Leads to Student Success

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blog A Guide to Game-Based Learning

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Discussion From The Nation's Report Card: 5 Valuable Lessons for Parents to Kick Off the New Year

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Discussion 7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers

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blog A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Discussion Reflect, Revisit, Recharge: 3 Tips for a New Year Reboot

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Discussion Using ImagineIt for common core vocabulary?

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article Mobile Learning: Resource Roundup

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

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blog Twenty Ideas for Engaging Projects

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Discussion Five Tips for a Classroom Full of Engaged Students

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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blog Five-Minute Film Festival: Classroom Makeovers to Engage Learners

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion Educational Book Reviews

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Discussion Is it Negative Behavior or ADHD Sensory Overload? An Educator’s Quick Reference

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blog Teacher of Year Sean McComb Makes the Case for Optimism

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blog Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

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Discussion Game-Based Learning. Its Pros and Cons

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Discussion Leveling the Playing Field with Common Core

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blog The Longer View: Edtech and 21st-Century Education

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Discussion Becoming More Receptive to Feedback: 3 Muscle-Builders!

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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Eating Habits

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Discussion Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Discussion Making MOOCs Work for Professional Development

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Discussion “Why I Teach . . . Now?”

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Discussion Monday Morning Memoir

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Discussion A Day in the Life: 5 Tips for the Daily NaNoWriMo Agenda

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Discussion Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

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Discussion What's the most important question we should be asking?

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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Discussion Homework: Helping Students Manage their Time

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Discussion Digital Overload: A Parent's Plea to the Too Connected Educator

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Discussion Macbeth & Musical Chairs: The Power of Teachers Connecting

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Discussion Using Literature to Teach Social Justice

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

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Discussion Essays and Text Structures with Elementary Students

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Discussion Teachers Bullying Teachers

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Discussion Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

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Discussion When Things Go Wrong: Your Rights as a Teacher

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Discussion The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

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blog Mastering the Teaching Game

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blog The New Edutopia!

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blog 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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blog What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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blog The Power of "I Don't Know"

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blog 7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

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

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blog 4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

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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 Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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blog Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

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blog Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

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Discussion Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

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blog Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

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