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

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

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion Boys and Reading

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Discussion 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

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Discussion Using Multimedia to Create an Emotional Connection in the Classroom

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Discussion Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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blog What Is Personalization, Really?

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blog Teachers: What's Your Motto in the Classroom?

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Discussion No Teacher Left Behind: The digital classroom revolution

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

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blog Bridging the ADHD Gap

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blog Add Coding to Your Elementary Curriculum. . . Right Now

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

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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Discussion Welcoming New Students and Families

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Discussion Formatively Assessing Interest and Motivation in Reading

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Discussion What Does Your Digital Reputation Say About You?

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Discussion Does Being Young Matter to Be a Great Teacher?

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blog Not Giving Up On a Student

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blog In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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blog 5 Ways to Help Your Students Become Better Questioners

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blog Deconstructing Blackness

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Discussion Thematic Teaching in US History

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Discussion Using Stand Up Tables in the Classroom

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

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blog The Science (and Practice) of Creativity

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blog 12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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blog Promoting Playful Learning Through Teacher Networks

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blog A Cornucopia of Multidisciplinary Teaching

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Discussion Boys and Reading

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blog Powerful Classroom Lessons: It All Begins With the Hook

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blog 12 Choices to Help You Step Back from Burnout

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blog How the Common Core Supports Deeper Learning

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video Differentiating Instruction Through Interactive Games (Tech2Learn Series)

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blog Common Core in Action: Examining 2 Texts in the Social Studies Classroom

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blog Amplifying Student Voice Through Digital Literacy

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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blog Preparing a Classroom Culture for Deeper Learning

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blog Five-Minute Film Festival: Gratitude

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Discussion The Day of Remembrance: Using Film to Learn about the Holocaust

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Discussion Starbucks: A Model for the Future of Teaching

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Discussion 4’33” (Four Minutes and Thirty-Three Seconds): What Our Brains Need

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Discussion Using Multimedia to Create an Emotional Connection in the Classroom

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Discussion Paper, Pencil, Chalk, or Doc: Which Medium for Which Lesson?

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Discussion Podcasts for Teachers

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Discussion Reflections on 1:1 Chromebook Implementation

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Discussion Starting From What Works: Positive Professional Development

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Discussion How To Brainstorm So Lightning Will Strike

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

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Discussion Principals As Chief Culture Officers: Five (Not Always Easy) Steps

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Discussion If I Could Only Give My Students One Piece of Advice

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Discussion 10 Signs of a 21st Century Classroom

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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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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 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast, Formative Assessment Tools

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

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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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blog What I Wish I'd Known as a New 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 Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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