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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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

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blog Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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blog It’s a Mistake Not to Use Mistakes as Part of the Learning Process

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blog 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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Discussion Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

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blog Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

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blog How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

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

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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Discussion Will the Reading Police Come and Take Me Away?

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Discussion FTP in Blue: When, Why, and Whom to Teach Procedures To

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blog 6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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Discussion Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Discussion Our Students with EBD

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blog There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

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blog Does Your Classroom Tell a Story?

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

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blog Udio: A Technology-Rich Literacy Experience for Students with Reading Disabilities

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blog Becoming a Listening Educator

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

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Discussion New App Builder allows Families and Children to Collaborate on "Back to School" Apps... Free, and with no Advertisements

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Discussion Are You Raising Digital Natives or Digital Naïves?

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blog Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

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Discussion Foreign Language Teachers - Making Repetition Less Boring

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Discussion To Create or Discover PBL Lessons

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blog SEL and Spirituality: Instructional Implications

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blog Flipped-Learning Toolkit: 3 Ways to Take Your Students Deeper

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blog 7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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

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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Discussion Who is ultimately responsible for improving an educator's professional practice: the individual or their organization?

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

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blog 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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blog Race and Violence Should Be a School-Wide Subject

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blog Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

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blog Live Stream School Events to Boost Community Outreach

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Discussion I Have No Time For Lesson Plans

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Discussion Keep ‘em Engaged through the Holiday Craze

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Discussion Welcoming, Encouraging and Supporting the Unfamiliar

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Discussion Will the Reading Police Come and Take Me Away?

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Discussion Students Struggling with Anxiety: Lessons from the Karate Kiddo

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Discussion Becoming More Receptive to Feedback: 3 Muscle-Builders!

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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Eating Habits

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Discussion Augmented Reality in the Classroom

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Discussion Making MOOCs Work for Professional Development

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Discussion “Why I Teach . . . Now?”

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Discussion Monday Morning Memoir

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Discussion A Day in the Life: 5 Tips for the Daily NaNoWriMo Agenda

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Discussion Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

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Discussion What's the most important question we should be asking?

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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Discussion Homework: Helping Students Manage their Time

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Discussion Digital Overload: A Parent's Plea to the Too Connected Educator

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Discussion Macbeth & Musical Chairs: The Power of Teachers Connecting

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Discussion Using Literature to Teach Social Justice

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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

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Discussion Essays and Text Structures with Elementary Students

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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 Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion Kids Do Well If They Can: A Strength-Based Approach

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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 Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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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 The New Edutopia!

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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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

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