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

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blog It's Time to Make Learning Fun Again . . . Even for Adults

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Discussion Effective Inservice Teacher Professional Development

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

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blog The Insanity of the New Humanity: Put Away the Phone and Be There

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blog Put Working Memory to Work in Learning

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blog Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

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blog Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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Schools that Work Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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blog 8 Steps to Combat the Bullying Epidemic

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Discussion Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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Discussion Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

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blog How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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blog Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

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Discussion Classroom to community: how do you get your students out there?

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blog 8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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blog Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

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Discussion Social Studies Curriculum Audit

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Discussion Jobs in Schools That Don't Require a Teaching Degree?

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blog What Is Personalization, Really?

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

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Discussion Gathering Data on Teacher Leadership Development Programs - What Works? What Doesn't?

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Schools that Work Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Discussion Empathy & Guardians of the Galaxy: No, Really

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blog Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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Discussion Coded for Success: The Benefits of Learning to Program

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blog Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

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Discussion Questions about Team Teaching in Early Childhood

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blog My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

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blog A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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blog Curiosity: The Force Within a Hungry Mind

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blog Empathy: The Most Important Back-to-School Supply

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Discussion No Teacher Left Behind: The digital classroom revolution

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blog Student Choice Leads to Student Voice

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blog 20 Tips for Developing Positive Relationships With Parents

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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blog Differentiation Is Just Too Difficult: Myth-Busting DI Part 3

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Discussion How to Incorporate Digital Storytelling to Empower Student Voice

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Discussion Are we wearing blinders as we drive towards increased teacher quality?

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Discussion Should Students Appoint their Teachers?

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Discussion What If We Designed Schools Like Disney Designs Parks?

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Discussion Classroom to community: how do you get your students out there?

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Discussion Tech Tuesday: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Tech

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Discussion Talking With Students - The Best Part of My Week

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Discussion Teaching the Teachable Moment We Never Wanted to Happen

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Discussion Empowering Student Voice Through Classroom Culture

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Discussion Reading Is Lifework

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Discussion 15 Tips from Veteran Educators for Thriving in the First Year

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Discussion Creating a Safe Space for Students to Discuss Sensitive Current Events

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Discussion Making Space for Thinking

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Discussion Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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Discussion SFCSxDesign: The Pallet House Project

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Discussion Developing a Growth Mindset in Teachers and Staff

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Discussion What Would a MakerEd Manifesto Say?

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Discussion Find Your Purpose as an Educator

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Discussion What If Your Students Know More Than You Do?

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Discussion Socratic Seminars

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blog Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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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 The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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

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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 Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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