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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 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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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 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 4 Steps to Better Writers

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blog Believing in Students: The Power to Make a Difference

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