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blog Dyslexia in the General Education Classroom

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

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

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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blog Start a Reading Revolution: Flip Your Class With Blogs

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blog Why Quality Professional Development for Teachers Matters

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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Sleep Habits

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blog 5 Tips for Teaching the Tough Kids

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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blog How Should Professional Development Change?

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blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

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blog The Power of "I Don't Know"

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Discussion The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

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Discussion Teaching to Fight Injustice

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blog The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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Discussion Teachers Bullying Teachers

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blog Small, Safe Steps for Introducing Games to the Classroom

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Discussion Satirical Violent Games and Education

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

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Discussion Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

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blog 8 Tips for Schools Interested in Restorative Justice

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blog Teacher Leadership and the Common Core State Standards?

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Discussion Help Wanted! Seeking Alternative Ways of Teaching History

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Discussion Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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blog 30 Techniques to Quiet a Noisy Class

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Discussion Monday Morning Memoir

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blog Preparing for Cultural Diversity: Resources for Teachers

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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blog Zombie-Based Learning -- "Braaaaaaains!"

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blog Teaching Adolescents How to Evaluate the Quality of Online Information

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blog There's No Time to Differentiate: Myth-Busting DI, Part 2

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blog How Reading Literature Cultivates Empathy

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blog What I Wish I'd Known as a New Teacher

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blog Classroom-Management Strategies for Elementary Teachers

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

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blog Middle School's Role in Dropout Prevention

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Discussion A Day in the Life: 5 Tips for the Daily NaNoWriMo Agenda

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Discussion Why I Hate "Digital Citizenship"

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Discussion What's the most important question we should be asking?

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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

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Discussion Essays and Text Structures with Elementary Students

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Discussion Teachers Bullying Teachers

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Discussion Is Homework Helpful?: The 5 Questions Every Teacher Should Ask

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Discussion When Things Go Wrong: Your Rights as a Teacher

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Discussion The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

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Discussion Satirical Violent Games and Education

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

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Discussion Avoiding New Teacher Burnout

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

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Discussion Teaching to Fight Injustice

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Discussion Three Keys to Creative Breakthroughs

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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 The Power of the Positive Phone Call Home

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blog The Myth of Having Summers Off

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blog Why Storytelling in the Classroom Matters

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blog Back to School: A Surefire Strategy for Building Classroom Community

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blog The Lowdown on Longhand: How Writing by Hand Benefits the Brain

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blog Nurturing Intrinsic Motivation and Growth Mindset in Writing

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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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blog The New Edutopia!

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blog Kids Speak Out on Student Engagement

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

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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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Schools that Work Travel Journals: Student-Created Textbooks

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blog 7-Step Prep: Make a Weekly Plan for YOU!

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blog 4 Big Things Transformational Teachers Do

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