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blog Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them

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blog Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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blog Honoring Our Families' Immigrant Narratives

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Discussion 3 Tips to Reframe Valentine's Day for Special Needs Students

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blog 6 Strategies for Differentiated Instruction in Project-Based Learning

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blog Edtech Resolutions for the New (School) Year

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blog Feeding the Teacher's Brain: Nutrition Tips for Busy Educators

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Discussion Social Media - Adopt or Face Irrelevancy

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Discussion Taking Tests and the 10K Race: What can we learn from the runner?

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blog 13 Common Sayings to Avoid

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Discussion Boosting Comprehension Through Empathy

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blog Developing Teachers' Social and Emotional Skills

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Discussion Project Based Learning - Where to start?

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article The Big List of Educational Grants and Resources

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blog The Teacher Curse No One Wants to Talk About

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Discussion Was "Old School" So Bad? Part 1

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blog When Helping Hurts

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blog 5 Engaging Uses for Letters in Your Classroom

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Schools that Work Exit Tickets: Checking for Understanding

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blog Harnessing the Power of the Productive Struggle

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Discussion 5 Tips for Creating Real Rapport With Your Students

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blog Tools for Teaching: Managing a Large Class Size

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Discussion What do you think about these free sites to teach early readers?

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blog Can You Hear Me Now?

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blog When Grading Harms Student Learning

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blog In Their Own Words: Teachers Bullied by Colleagues

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blog Helping Your Students Cope With a Violent World

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blog Strategies to Help Struggling Writers

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blog Design Thinking in Education: Empathy, Challenge, Discovery, and Sharing

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blog A New Definition of Rigor

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blog 5 Ways ESSA Impacts Standardized Testing

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Discussion How Do We Reconcile Grading with the Need to Feel Competent?

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blog Survive and Thrive During Testing Season

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blog Behavior Expectations and How to Teach Them

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blog How to Manage Cell Phones in the Classroom

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blog How Teams Can Transform Schools

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Schools that Work STEAM + Project-Based Learning: Real Solutions From Driving Questions

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Discussion Project Based Learning - Where to start?

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Discussion Classroom Hacks: The Rubber Band Control Valve and the Duct Tape Anti-Clicker

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blog The Power of Keeping Your Cool

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Discussion 5 Epiphanies for Reaching the Unreachable Learner

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Discussion Let Teaching Guide the Technology

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Discussion We Are What We Eat: The Similarities Between Picky Eaters and Picky Readers

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Discussion Four Spanish-Language Young Adult Novels Worth Reading

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Discussion How to Recover from Failure

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Discussion 10 Things Learned During the First Year at a Lower School Makerspace

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Discussion The Digital Writing Process

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Discussion Classroom Hacks: The Rubber Band Control Valve and the Duct Tape Anti-Clicker

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Discussion 12 Fun Speaking Games for Language Learners

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Discussion 5 Tips for School Speech-Language Pathologists

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Discussion Writing in a 21st Century Classroom

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Discussion Reading in School

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Discussion Growth Mindset is Dead

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Discussion Teens on Digital Privacy

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Discussion The Difference a Word Can Make

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Discussion Teacher Evaluations That Work: Self-Directed Growth Plans

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Discussion Teens Create Their Own Nations: Conflicts, Lawsuits, and Hidden Agendas Encouraged

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Discussion Teaching with Heart: The Road Less Traveled

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Discussion 7 Helpful Tips for Conferences with Parents Who Speak Minimal English

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Discussion 5 Not-So-Known Educators Who Are Making a Difference

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog Kindness Matters: Transforming Your Classroom

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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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blog What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog 5 Highly Effective Teaching Practices

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blog What Is Financial Literacy?

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blog Meeting the Needs of All Students: A First Step

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blog 5 Characteristics of an Effective School Team

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blog 3 Things Students Desire to Hear From Teachers

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blog Fresh Starts for Hard-to-Like Students

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blog Energy and Calm: Brain Breaks and Focused-Attention Practices

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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blog 22 Powerful Closure Activities

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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blog 4 Things Transformational Teachers Do

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blog Strategies for Strengthening the Brain’s Executive Functions

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blog 12 Ways to Avoid Student Humiliation

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blog Applying Mindfulness to Mundane Classroom Tasks

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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