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blog Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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Discussion The Heart of Teaching: What It Means to be a Great Teacher

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion Share your crowdfunding projects with us! (DonorsChoose, Kickstarter, Indiegogo, and others.)

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blog PBL Pilot: Matching PBL With Traditional Grading

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

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blog 21st-Century Libraries: The Learning Commons

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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Discussion Inspiration Does Not Have to Come From Lofty Rhetoric

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blog A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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Discussion Video Games: Using Technology to Create a New Paradigm

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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Discussion #EdTechWish: What Do We Want?

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blog O Captain! My Captain! Where Has Teaching Gone?

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Discussion Flipped learning is claimed to be a new teaching method, but is it?

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Discussion Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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blog Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

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blog 3 Steps to Make 2015 Epic

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blog 2014: One Educator's Year in Review

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blog How Student Centered Is Your Classroom?

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

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Discussion 4th Grade Long Division Performance Task

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blog My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

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blog Less Is More: The Value of a Teacher's Time

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blog Do's & Don'ts For Teaching English-Language Learners

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blog What the Heck Is Project-Based Learning?

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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Discussion Creating an Effective CCLS Aligned Writing Prompt

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blog 5 Fantastic, Fast Formative Assessment Tools

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blog Using Project-Based Learning to Teach World Languages

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blog Equity in Education: Where to Begin?

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blog Using Pre-Needs Assessment for Effective PD

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blog Bridging the ADHD Gap

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Discussion The Faculty Handbook: The Most Important Document a Principal Will Ever Create

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blog PBL: Jumping in Headfirst

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Discussion SoundCloud in Education

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Discussion The Secret to Classroom Management: Be The Craziest Person in The Room

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blog Welcoming Immigrant Students Into the Classroom

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Discussion The Secret to Classroom Management: Be The Craziest Person in The Room

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Discussion Everyone’s a Technology Teacher...Right?

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Discussion #DeflateGate, a Super Bowl STEM Lesson

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Discussion The Faculty Handbook: The Most Important Document a Principal Will Ever Create

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Discussion Coaching Students Through Change

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Discussion Teacher as Farmer

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Discussion Here’s One Reason Every Student Should Blog

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Discussion Beyond the Dream: Challenging Students to Tackle Social and Economic Justice

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Discussion Creating Characters with Music

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Discussion Arts and Cultural Experiences Expand Students' Worlds

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Discussion Hitting as Play: A Slippery Slope

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Discussion Bang! Pow! Pop Culture in the Classroom

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Discussion #EdTechWish: What Do We Want?

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Discussion 14 Examples of High Quality Civic Learning Opportunities

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Discussion Vacation Reset: How I Reestablish Student Expectations

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Discussion 5 Favorite Apps for PBL Language Learning

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Discussion Hi, I'm Megan. I'm a Teacher and an Alcoholic.

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Discussion Scaffolding Student Reflections + Sample Questions

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Discussion 2015 -- A Ticket to Ride

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Discussion Preparing Students for the End-of-Term Presentation

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blog Nurturing the Innovator's Mindset in Your Classroom

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blog How to Divorce Your District

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Discussion 11 Habits of an Effective Teacher

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

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blog 8 Myths That Undermine Educational Effectiveness

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blog The 8 Minutes That Matter Most

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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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blog 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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

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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog 5 Powerful Questions Teachers Can Ask Students

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blog The Pygmalion Effect: Communicating High Expectations

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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 Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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blog Why Curiosity Enhances Learning

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

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