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blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog 3 Ways to Plan for Diverse Learners: What Teachers Do

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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blog Backpacks, Planners, and Binders, Oh MY!

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blog Great Teachers Don't Teach

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Discussion What Does Stealing Look Like and How Do You Address It?

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blog It's a Snap! 4 Ways to Use Music with Special Needs Students

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blog A Guide to Game-Based Learning

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blog The Connected Educator: It Begins with Collaboration

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blog Creating a Dynamic Facebook Page for Your School

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blog "Whatever! You Think I Care?"

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Discussion Exam Results - To post or not to post, that is the question...

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blog 8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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blog All Fun & Games? Understanding Learner Outcomes Through Educational Games

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Discussion A Retrospective on Favorite Teachers

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blog Heteronormativity in Schools

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blog The Reflective Teacher: Taking a Long Look

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Discussion Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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blog Conference Time: Chatting With Parents

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Discussion Project Based Production Methodologies and Assessment

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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blog Just Breathe: When Teachers Practice Mindfulness

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Discussion What's your Favorite Classroom Hack? (Sweepstakes)

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Discussion Seeking Feedback: Fixed Charging Stations

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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Sleep Habits

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Discussion Help Wanted! Seeking Alternative Ways of Teaching History

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Discussion Coded for Success: The Benefits of Learning to Program

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blog 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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video Making Sure They Are Learning

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Discussion It's Profoundly Simple: Just Be Nice

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blog 8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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blog How Should Professional Development Change?

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Discussion New Literacy Blog Launched

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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blog Technology SAMR Model for Administrators - Part 1: Staff Presentations

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blog Q&A with Daniel Goleman: How the Research Supports Social-Emotional Learning

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Discussion The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

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blog Make It Count: Providing Feedback as Formative Assessment

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Discussion Arts & Tech Integration: How to Collaborate and Have Fun Doing It

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Discussion The Power of Connection: How a Request for Collaborating Classrooms BLEW UP thanks to my Blog, Twitter & Facebook

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Discussion NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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Discussion 32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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blog Motivation: The Overlooked Sixth Component of Reading

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blog Dipsticks: Efficient Ways to Check for Understanding

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Discussion The Rookie Survival Kit: What to Buy for Your First Classroom

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Discussion Learning Walks...More Than a Tour of the School

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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 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Discussion 6 Tips for Getting Started with Genius Hour

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Discussion Thank You Letters to Teachers

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Discussion 19 Proven Tips for Getting Parents Involved at School

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Discussion If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching

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Discussion 7 Ways to Turn STEM into STEAM

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Discussion 25 Attention-Grabbing Tips for the Classroom

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Discussion A Simple Notebook System for Classroom Management

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blog "Why Do We Need to Learn This?"

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blog Do I Need a Digital Teaching Portfolio?

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blog Inventing Infographics: Visual Literacy Meets Written Content

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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blog "Can't I Just Choose My Own Topic?"

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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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blog Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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blog 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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blog Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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blog Bored? Good, You'll Be More Creative

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blog Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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blog Top 12 Summer Tips for Top Teachers

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blog Classroom Management and the Flipped Class

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blog 5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Non-Teaching Time

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Discussion SOLE: Motivate Students to Teach Themselves (and Each Other)

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blog How to Design Projects Around Common Core Standards

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video Learning the Physics of Skateboarding Engages Kids in Science

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blog Assessment, Choice, and the Learning Brain

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blog 4 Steps to Better Writers

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blog Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

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