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blog Setting Intentions: A Powerful Tool To Help Us Learn

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Discussion Sometimes the Holidays Hurt

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Discussion To Create or Discover PBL Lessons

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blog 7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Discussion For Educators seeking affordable, online, innovative graduate programs

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blog Student Awards: Digital Badges Make a Debut

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blog Capture the Learning: Crafting the Maker Mindset

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Discussion Foreign Language Teachers - Making Repetition Less Boring

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Discussion Mr. J: The Value of a Listening Teacher

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

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

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blog Embracing Introversion: Ways to Stimulate Reserved Students in the Classroom

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Discussion The Power of an Invested Teacher

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blog Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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

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Discussion Teaching to Fight Injustice

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Discussion Thank-You Letters to Teachers

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blog Brown and Garner: Courageous Teaching in Times of Crisis

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Discussion Taking Advantage of New E-rate 2.0 Rules for Digital Learning

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Schools that Work Using Dialogue Circles to Support Classroom Management

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Discussion Multi-Technology Lesson Redesign

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blog Why Reading Matters: An Interview with a School Leader

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blog Should You Flip Your Classroom?

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blog Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

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

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

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

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Discussion Coaching Skills for Educators - your opinion please

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blog Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

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blog Bridging the Gap Between Aspiration and Attainment in College Enrollment

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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Discussion Connecting Students with the World at Large

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Discussion Using PBL in Spanish

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blog Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

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Discussion Free Education for anyone...anywhere

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Discussion Teachers Who (Don't) Listen to their Students

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blog Teaching Copyright in the Age of Computers and Mashups

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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 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 Becoming a Listening Educator

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blog Debunking Homework Myths

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blog Social Entrepreneurship: 7 Ways to Empower Student Changemakers

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blog What Your Students Really Need to Know About Digital Citizenship

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blog Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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

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blog Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

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Discussion Teaching to Fight Injustice

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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 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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