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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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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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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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blog Becoming a Listening Educator

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

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blog Not Just Group Work -- Productive Group Work!

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blog Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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blog SEL and the Common Core, Part Two: Why Emotion Vocabulary Matters

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blog Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

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blog New Class Roles: Building Environments of Cooperation

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blog Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Discussion All-Girls LEGO Robotics Team #4659 Bacon Bricks Asks For Help Reviewing Their Innovative Way to Teach Cartesian Coordinate System

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blog Literacy Through Photography for English-Language Learners

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blog A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

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Discussion Kindergarten Debate: Hand-Writing or Assistive Technology for Students Growing Up in Common Core

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blog Education Equity: Tackling the Term "At Risk"

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blog Becoming a Listening Educator

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

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Discussion The Teacher as Reader

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blog Homework When Students Are Ready For It!

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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 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 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 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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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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