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

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blog Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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Discussion Collaboration on Wheels: 21st Century Classroom Furniture at Work

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

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blog Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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blog 12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

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blog Failure Is Essential to Learning

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blog Metacognition: Nurturing Self-Awareness in the Classroom

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

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blog Laughter and Learning: Humor Boosts Retention

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Discussion What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Technology Integration

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Discussion New at the "Game" of Differentiated Teaching

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blog 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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blog Why Math?

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Discussion How Would You Rename the 21st Century Classroom?

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Discussion What Happens When a Mom Sends Her Child to a School That's Wrong for Him?

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blog Don't Quit: 5 Strategies for Recovering After Your Worst Day Teaching

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blog The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

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blog Follow These Teachers Through Their Day and Feel the Love

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Discussion SchooLinks Video Contest for Students

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Discussion DIY: 3 Reasons Why It's Better than Rescue-by-Google

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blog The High Hopes Project: A Model For Global STEM Learning

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article Redefining the Role of the Teacher: It's a Multifaceted Profession

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blog Share Your Selfie in #MyClassContest

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Discussion Collaboration on Wheels: 21st Century Classroom Furniture at Work

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blog In Australia, a School Designed to Excite and Engage

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Discussion Being Ourselves in the Digital Age!

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Discussion CyberSafety: Mock it, Don't Block It

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

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article The EAST Initiative: Students Use Technology to Promote Collaborative Learning

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blog Texting in the Classroom: Not Just a Distraction

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blog How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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blog Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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blog Dissecting the Un-Makerspace: Recycled Learning

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Discussion 6 Ways To Improve Students' Writing

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Discussion 6 Ways to Improve Students' Preparation for College

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blog Teaching With Web-Based Resources

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Discussion Baltimore's Teachable Moment and Its Impact on My Students

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Discussion DIY: 3 Reasons Why It's Better than Rescue-by-Google

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Discussion 2 Quick, Inexpensive Ways to Add Collaborative Space to Your Classroom

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Discussion A student's perspective on the use of social media

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Discussion Getting Started with Literature and Project-Based Learning

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Discussion Dear Dr. Mom and Dr. Dad: An Open Letter to My Educator Parents

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Discussion Why School Districts Need Learning Engineers

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Discussion CyberSafety: Mock it, Don't Block It

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Discussion How Would You Rename the 21st Century Classroom?

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Discussion What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Creativity

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Discussion Project Sandbox: A Case Study in Primary/Elementary PBL

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Discussion Hook vs. Do Now: Why Inquiry Trumps Compliance

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Discussion 6 Tips for Faculty Meetings Worth Going To

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Discussion Connecting Research to Practice: How to Bring Quality Brain Science to the Classroom

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Discussion 3 Things to Consider When Trying New Strategies

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Discussion A Parent's Guide for Getting Girls Into STEM Careers

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Discussion Set ‘em up for Success: Tips for Tackling the Tests

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Discussion Mentoring and Teaching: More Than Simple Matchmaking

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Discussion Experiences of Google Drive at Primary School

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Discussion What Does a 21st Century Classroom Look Like: Collaboration

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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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Discussion The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great 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 The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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

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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 Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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blog Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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