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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

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blog A New Definition of Rigor

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blog Homework vs. No Homework Is the Wrong Question

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

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blog How to Keep Classroom Sleepers Awake

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

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Discussion 20 Inspiring Reasons Why You Love to Teach

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blog Learning to Code Becomes Learning to Learn

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

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blog 3 Edtech Myths

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blog Coding in the Classroom: A Long-Overdue Inclusion

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog Hands-Off Teaching Cultivates Metacognition

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blog Strategies for Helping Students Motivate Themselves

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blog Starting Student Feedback Loops

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blog Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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blog 12 Choices to Help You Step Back From Burnout

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blog Math as a Social Justice Lever

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog Avoiding "Learned Helplessness"

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blog A New Definition of Rigor

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Discussion Is Early Elementary Science Dying?

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blog Why BYOD Makes Sense: Thinking Beyond a Standardized 1:1

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article New Teachers: Designing Learning Environments

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Discussion Are You a Transcendent Teacher?

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article Project Management Keeps Learning on Track

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blog Fun and Free Summer Learning Resources

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blog Coding for Kids Revisited

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blog Sometimes Misbehavior Is Not What It Seems

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blog Blogging for English-Language Learners

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blog Learning With Nature

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blog Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

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blog 5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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Discussion Star Trek: Next Generation - Technology as an Accelerator

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Discussion A Taste of Honey and Other Ways to Encourage Recreational Reading in Reluctant Readers

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Discussion ELLs: Increasing Parent Partnerships Through Student Portfolios

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Discussion When You Don't Know the Subject: Tips for Special Education Teachers

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Discussion Debunking the Myths of English Language Learners

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Discussion The Highs and Lows of the School Year Ending

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Discussion The Power of Gold Nail Polish: Creating Brave Spaces

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Discussion Mock Appellate Court Hearing: The Metal Bladed Kirpan & the Free Exercise Clause

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Discussion Making It Stick With My Summer PD Reading List

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Discussion 8 Wishes for My 3-Year Old About the Future of Education

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Discussion Ahoy! Meet Nancy Davis, the Pirate Teacher

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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 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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

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article #MyClassContest Photo Sweepstakes: Win a Surface 3 Tablet

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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 The Myth of Having Summers Off

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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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