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

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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 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog 6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

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blog Listening to Parents: What It Means to Be an Ally

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blog Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

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blog Where MOOCs Miss the Mark: The Student-Teacher Relationship

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Discussion Share Your Self-Care Strategies

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blog Becoming a Listening Educator

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blog Teaching Literary Analysis

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

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blog Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

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blog How to Bring Listening Circles to Your Class

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Discussion How to Teach Humility

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blog 5 Tips for Avoiding Teacher Burnout

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blog 4 Lessons We Can Learn from the "Failure" of MOOCs

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blog Reflecting on Reflection: A Habit of Mind

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blog 3 Strategies to Improve Student Writing Instantly

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

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blog Great Teachers Don't Teach

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Discussion 7 More Tips to Eliminate the "I don't know" Response

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Discussion Why don't US elementary schools teach foreign language?

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion Rewards for Students: Good or Bad?

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Discussion Reflect, Revisit, Recharge: 3 Tips for a New Year Reboot

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Discussion What's different about technology today?

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Discussion Future of Education : Learning by Exploring; Not Just Reading Books

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blog Debunking Myths about Gifted Students

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blog Flipped-Learning Toolkit: Getting Everybody On Board

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Discussion Game-Based Learning. Its Pros and Cons

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Discussion First Steps Towards a Student Film Festival

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blog Smartphones: From Toy to Tool

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Discussion Advice for teachers concerning plagiarism

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blog Setting Intentions: A Powerful Tool To Help Us Learn

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article Social and Emotional Learning Research Review: Evidence-Based Programs

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Discussion From The Nation's Report Card: 5 Valuable Lessons for Parents to Kick Off the New Year

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blog Five Minute Film Festival: 10 Stories About Life-Changing Books

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blog Time to Debunk Those PBL Myths

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Discussion First Steps Towards a Student Film Festival

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion Mr. J: The Value of a Listening Teacher

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Discussion Why Can’t the U.S. Education System Be More Like the NBA?

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Discussion 7 Tips to Overcome Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams

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Discussion What are We Teaching our Students? A Case for Going Beyond Test

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Discussion Head, Heart, and Muscle: Little Writers, Big Voice

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Discussion Department Meetings Done Right

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Discussion The First Amendment, a Captive Audience, and "The Grinch Memo"

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Discussion Empathy and Critical Thinking

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Discussion Don’t Trip Over The Bar: Thoughtful Planning for “Throw-Away” Days

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Discussion Fulfilling Behavior Prophecies

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Discussion 7 Reasons Why Religion Must Be Taught in School

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Discussion The Power of an Invested Teacher

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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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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 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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

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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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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 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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

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blog The Perfect Classroom Gift: A Gift of Words

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

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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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