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Discussion Start the Year Strong Sweepstakes

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blog A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

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

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Discussion Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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

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Discussion My Inner Conflict with B.Y.O.D

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Discussion Sharing Data with Students: Turning "Data-Driven" on its Head

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blog Computer Science: The Future of Education

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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blog Parents: 19 Meaningful Questions You Should Ask Your Child's Teacher

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Discussion 6 Must Know Keyboarding Exercises for Beginners

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Discussion Flipped Learning Toolkit - Video Suggestions?

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blog Want to Take Over My Class? Be My Guest!

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blog Classroom Management in the Tech-Equipped Classroom

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Discussion How do YOU Learn Best?

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Discussion What It's Like Leaving the Classroom

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Discussion What is your best advice for dealing with chronic in-class texters?

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blog Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Discussion Building a website as a teaching strategy

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Discussion Extra Credit: Grade-Grubbing or Acts-of-Desperation?

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Discussion Do "Tough Teachers" Make Students Learn More?

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Discussion Taking the Plunge with Social Media in the Classroom

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Discussion Why Design?

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Discussion Project-Based Learning for U.S. History?

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Discussion Toss the Script

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blog Helping Students Find Purpose and Appreciation for School

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Discussion Top 6 Steps to Get Parents Involved in Class

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Discussion Our project on zoomaal.com "Youth Education Challenge" sponsored by Zain Jordan

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Discussion A Code of Conduct for Presenters

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blog A Neurologist Makes the Case for the Video Game Model as a Learning Tool

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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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blog Ideas for Using Minecraft in the Classroom

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blog 5 Ways to Stop Bullying and Move into Action

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blog Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

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blog 8 Tips to Create a Twitter-Driven School Culture

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Discussion Daring Greatly with Tamales and Teachers

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog Teacher Burnout: 4 Warning Signs

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blog Using Webb's Depth of Knowledge to Increase Rigor

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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Discussion Start the Year Strong Sweepstakes

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blog Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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blog Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Discussion The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Discussion Learning Walks...More Than a Tour of the School

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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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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 How to Divorce Your District

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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

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blog The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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blog Mastering the Teaching Game

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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blog 7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog 7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

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blog Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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blog Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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blog The New Edutopia!

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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blog Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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