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blog A Hunger for Dystopia: Critical Thinking on the Journey to Self-Discovery

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Discussion Help Wanted! Seeking Alternative Ways of Teaching History

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blog Metacognition: The Gift That Keeps Giving

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Discussion Admin forcing me to provide medical care for a student

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blog Awash in a Sea of Misinformation: Charter School Myths and Realities

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blog Debunking Homework Myths

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Discussion Meet Your Maker

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Discussion Monday Morning Memoir

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blog To Teach Facts, Start With Feelings

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Discussion Who's Ultimately Responsible for Improving Professional Development?

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blog Engaging Your School Community Through Social Media

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Discussion Enrichment Programs, When & How ?

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

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blog Teachers: Finding Appreciation at Work

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Discussion The Downside of Being a Connected Educator

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blog The LAUSD iPad Initiative: 5 Critical Technology Integration Lessons

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blog Using Gaming Principles to Engage Students

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blog 4 Free Web Tools for Student Portfolios

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blog 7 Tips for Better Classroom Management

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blog 8 Strategies for Teaching Academic Language

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blog Race and Violence Should Be a School-Wide Subject

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blog The Neuroscience Behind Stress and Learning

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blog Blended Learning: Working With One iPad

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blog 6 Rules to Break for Better, Deeper Learning Outcomes

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video Sal Khan Maps Out Blended Learning

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Discussion The 12 Days of Edcamp

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blog How to Change the World: Service PBL in the Common Core Literacy Classroom

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Discussion To Create or Discover PBL Lessons

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blog When Teachers and Administrators Collaborate

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blog Focus on the Process and Results Will Follow

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blog Support English-Language Learners with Scannable Technology

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Discussion 5 Educational Winter Games For Any Grade-School Classroom

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blog 6 BYOD Discussions Every School Should Have

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Discussion How Should Teachers Dress?

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Discussion Read a Book: Open a World of Possible

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blog Why Teaching Kindness in Schools Is Essential to Reduce Bullying

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blog Word Up: The Must Dos of Vocabulary Instruction

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Discussion Thank A Teacher

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blog Still Can't Remember All Their Names?

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blog Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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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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Discussion Empower Kids to Lead the Charge for Healthy Sleep Habits

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blog On-the-Spot Scaffolding for Students

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Discussion A Day at The (Maker) Faire - and Why You Need to Go!

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Discussion Advice on How to Survive Students' Personal Tragedies

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Discussion Arts & Tech Integration: How to Collaborate and Have Fun Doing It

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Discussion The Power of Connection: How a Request for Collaborating Classrooms BLEW UP thanks to my Blog, Twitter & Facebook

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Discussion NaNoWriMo: An #EduAwesome Project for Your #BestYearEver

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Discussion 32 Strategies for Building a Positive Learning Environment

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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Discussion Resources for the Primary Grades

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

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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 6 Scaffolding Strategies to Use With Your Students

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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

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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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blog 5 Quick Classroom-Management Tips for Novice Teachers

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Schools that Work Blended Learning: Making it Work in Your Classroom

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Discussion The Dos and Don'ts of Classroom Management: Your 25 Best Tips

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blog Helping Students Start the Year with a Positive Mindset

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blog 5 Research-Based Tips for Providing Students with Meaningful Feedback

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blog Back to School: Preparing for Day One

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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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