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blog How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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Discussion 17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

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blog Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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blog How and Why Intrinsic Motivation Works

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blog The Flipped Classroom: Pro and Con

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blog Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

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blog Middle School Maker Journey: Everything's Going Well . . . We Think

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Discussion Growth Mindset is Dead

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blog Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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blog Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

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blog Cultivating a New Leadership Archetype

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blog 6 Teaching Tools for Black History Month

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blog Unlocking the Code for Robotics in the Classroom

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blog Mindful Facilitation: Don’t Do Something, Just Stand There

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blog Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

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blog Teacher as Researcher: The Ultimate Professional Development

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blog 12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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blog Conversing, Consulting, and Creating

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

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Discussion When Behavior Charts Don't Work, Throw Them Out!

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blog How High Is the Wall?

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blog Brain Development and Adolescent Growth Spurts

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blog What the Heck Is All the Whoop-Dee-Do With 3D Printing?

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blog Middle School Maker Journey: Assessment in an Ungraded Classroom

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blog 12 Ways to Nurture a Love of Reading

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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blog Good News for Teachers: Exercise Builds Brain Power, Too

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Discussion Boosting Comprehension Through Empathy

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blog Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

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blog 4 Strategies to Help ELLs in the Mainstream Classroom

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blog When Helping Hurts

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blog Why Don’t We Differentiate Professional Development?

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blog Come Along and Ride on a Google Expedition

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

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blog 7 Apps for Teaching Children Coding Skills

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Discussion When to Stay and When to Go?

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Discussion Growth Mindset is Dead

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blog 8 Skills to Look for in a Director of Technology

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blog Best Education Podcasts

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article Technology Integration Research Review

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Discussion 3 Tips to Reframe Valentine's Day for Special Needs Students

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Discussion When Behavior Charts Don't Work, Throw Them Out!

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Discussion Is Our Grading System Fair?

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Discussion Tech and Student-Led Conferencing

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Discussion 5 Simple Practices that Cultivate Self-Awareness and Emotional Intelligence in Adults and Children

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Discussion Boosting Comprehension Through Empathy

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Discussion A Great Way to Use Movenote in High School History and Other Classes

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Discussion Being Mindful of Cultural Differences

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Discussion The Invisible Meeting

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Discussion A Day in the Life--Gustavo Lopez

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Discussion Resolution Ritual: The Pausing that Leads to Productivity

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Discussion Was "Old School" So Bad? Part 2

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Discussion The Difference Between Administrator and Leader

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Discussion 4 New Year's Resolutions for School Leaders

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Discussion The Power of Peer Feedback

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Discussion 3 Things Silicon Valley Taught Me About School Leadership

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Discussion "How I Spent My Holiday Break"

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Discussion 5 Tips for Creating Real Rapport With Your Students

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Discussion Helping Students to Develop an Appreciation for Math

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Discussion 1 Question That Encourages Students to Connect to Literature

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Discussion The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to Be a Great Teacher

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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blog 13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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blog Recognizing and Overcoming False Growth Mindset

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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blog Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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blog Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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