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blog 6 Ways to Help Students Understand Math

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blog Middle School Maker Journey: Preparing for the Capstones

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blog Visualizing 21st-Century Classroom Design

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blog Going Gradeless: Student Self-Assessment in PBL

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blog Flexible Seating and Student-Centered Classroom Redesign

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blog 19 Big and Small Classroom Management Strategies

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blog 7 Steps for Turning Around Under-Resourced Schools

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Discussion 17 Ways to Help Students With ADHD Concentrate

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blog 4 Reasons to Start Class With a Poem Each Day

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blog We Have Student-Led Conferences. Why Not Teacher-Led Evaluations?

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blog How to Instill the Love of Reading

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blog 6 Hand Signals That Bring Learning to Life

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Discussion Quiet: Susan Cain on Approaching Introverted Students

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blog Year-Round Resources for Autism

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Discussion Strategies to Help Struggling Readers

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blog New Tools for Interactive Fiction and Engaged Writing

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blog Integrating Technology and Literacy

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

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blog 5 Ways to Enhance Your Educational Conference Experience

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blog How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

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blog Using the Rule of Three for Learning

Last comment 4 min 41 sec ago in Student Engagement
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blog Peer Review, Common Core, and ELLs

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blog Blogging for English-Language Learners

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blog How Can High-Poverty Schools Connect With Students?

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blog Romeo is Bleeding: The Poetry and Passion of Urban Youth

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blog The Inner Cities Poetry Arts Project

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blog Letters to the Next President 2.0

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blog 5 Reasons to Read for Reluctant Readers

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Schools that Work Garden-Based Learning: Engaging Students in Their Environment

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Schools that Work Place-Based Learning: Connecting Kids to Their Community

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video 5 Keys to Successful Social and Emotional Learning

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blog The Role of Mistakes in the Classroom

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blog How Emotions Affect Learning, Behaviors, and Relationships

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Discussion Unmotivated Students - What Else Can I Do?

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Discussion Should Students Address a Teacher by His/Her First Name?

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Discussion Teaching a lesson with Spaghetti - Advice Needed

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blog The Right Way to Ask Questions in the Classroom

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blog Year-Round Resources for Autism

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Schools that Work Inquiry-Based Learning in the Science Classroom

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Discussion Books or Curriculum for SEL?

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Discussion 6 Rules for Being Transparent with Teens: Authentic Relationships Lead to Engagement

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Discussion A Tale of Two Letters: Collecting Data and the Courage to Go Gradeless

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Discussion What We're Getting Wrong About the Technology in Schools Debate

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Discussion Good Teacher...Bad Behavior!

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Discussion Self-Assessment: A Powerful Tool to Improve Student Learning and Understanding

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Discussion Quiet: Susan Cain on Approaching Introverted Students

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Discussion Poetry for English Language Learners: Celebrate National Poetry Month with Your Students

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Discussion Wrestling with Trump in the Classroom

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Discussion 7 Playful Tactics To Get Kids Writing Poetry

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Discussion Strategies to Help Struggling Readers

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Discussion Project Week - A Week to Do Whatever You Want

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Discussion Using Personal Student Quotes To Summarize Learning And Understanding

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Discussion Up (or Down) Periscope?

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Discussion My Philosophy On Teaching Robotics

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Discussion A Facebook Status Can Be a Starting Point for Hesitant Writers

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Discussion 3 Rules to Break when Teaching Shakespeare

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Discussion What's Going On? An Idea About How We Behave in a Structured Learning Environment

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Discussion Project-Based Learning Using Disney Movies

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Discussion Low Budget High Quality Videos for the Flipped Classroom

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Discussion Mindful Classroom Management & the Power of Patience

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

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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blog How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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

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blog 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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blog 13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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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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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 Brains in Pain Cannot Learn!

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blog Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog Classroom Management: The Intervention Two-Step

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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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