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blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

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Discussion 8 Reasons Teachers Stay Quiet About Ferguson

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blog Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

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blog 15+ Ways of Teaching Every Student to Code (Even Without a Computer)

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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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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Eating Habits

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Discussion Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

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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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blog The Power of "I Don't Know"

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blog 7 Questions to Ask Parents at the Beginning of the Year

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blog 4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

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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 Myth-Busting Differentiated Instruction: 3 Myths and 3 Truths

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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blog Cultivating Practical Optimism: A Key to Getting the Best from Your Brain

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blog Understanding the Causes of Dyslexia for Effective Intervention

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

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

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