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

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Discussion Email Etiquette & High School Students

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blog Leading and Learning for a Successful Digital Transformation

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blog Beyond Twitter and Google+: Staying Focused on Real Connection

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blog Using Scannable Technology to Reach Parents Year Round

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blog 8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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blog What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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blog 10 Steps for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Discussion Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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blog "Can't I Just Choose My Own Topic?"

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

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blog Tips for Parent-Teacher Conferencing

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blog 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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blog Why Students Leave STEM

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blog How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

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Discussion Student Agency: Voice, Choice and Making

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Discussion Ideas for higher readers!

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blog Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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blog PBL Pilot: Rolling It Out to Parents and Students

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Discussion Parent Communication

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Discussion Preventing Mayhem and Murder in Our Schools

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

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blog 8 Play-Based Strategies to Engage Youth in Learning

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blog Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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article Arts Integration: Resource Roundup

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Discussion Ideas for higher readers!

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Discussion Email Etiquette & High School Students

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blog 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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blog Social-Emotional Learning and Spirituality

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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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blog How to Engage Young Students in Historical Thinking

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blog Gamification in Education

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blog “Fliperentiated” Instruction: How to Create the Customizable Classroom

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Discussion The Most Powerful Words You Can Say to a Student

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Discussion Homework: Helping Students Manage their Time

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blog 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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article Digital Citizenship: Resource Roundup

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blog The Mind's Eye: A Halloween Activity to Ignite Young Imaginations

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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 What Does It Mean to Be a Connected Educator?

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Discussion iPad & iPod Classroom Integration and Grant Writing

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Discussion 56 Examples of Formative Assessment

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Discussion 8 Clothing Stores with Discounts for Teachers

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Discussion What's The Best Classroom Management Advice You've Gotten?

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blog 4 Steps to Better Writers

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blog Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

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

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blog Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

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blog The Maker Movement: Standing on the Shoulders of Giants to Own the Future

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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Discussion What LGBT Students Need in Schools: Teachers, It's Up to You

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Discussion NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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blog The Gift of Being a Dyslexic Teacher

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Discussion 9 Tips to Support English-Language Learners

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blog New Study: Engage Kids With 7x the Effect

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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blog Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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blog Teachers: Preparing for Your Best Year Ever

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blog 10 Self-Evaluation Tips for Technology Instructional Specialists

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blog How the Maker Movement Is Moving into Classrooms

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Discussion The Un-Fallacy of Balanced Literacy

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

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blog Perspective: A Game Changer in the Classroom and in Our Lives

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blog The Elephant in the Language Classroom

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