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Discussion Tech Tuesday: How to Stop Worrying and Love the Tech

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blog Using Film to Teach Analysis Skills

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Discussion Teacher as Farmer

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blog Social Media at School: Teaching Safety on the Virtual Playground

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Discussion Inspiration Does Not Have to Come From Lofty Rhetoric

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blog Individualized Technology Goals (ITGs) for Teachers: A Fable of the Staff Development with No Clothes

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blog My First PBL Unit: Learning From My Students

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Discussion 7 Tips for Getting Started with Video in the Classroom

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Discussion Empowering Student Voice Through Classroom Culture

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blog "It's Not What's Wrong With the Children, It's What's Happened to Them"

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

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blog Boyhood: A Great Film to Use With Teens

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Discussion Training Colleagues

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article Redefining Smart: Multiple Intelligences

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Schools that Work Service Learning: Real-Life Applications for Learning

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Discussion If I Knew Then: A Letter to Me on My First Day of Teaching

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blog Should Students Have a Role in Professional Development?

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Discussion Educator Opportunities, Resources, Contests & Promos

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blog Incentivizing Your Class: The Engagement-Based Classroom Management Model

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blog 8 Tips for Reaching Out to Parents

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Discussion 7 Self-Care Strategies For Teachers

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Discussion First Steps Towards a Student Film Festival

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Discussion Reflect, Revisit, Recharge: 3 Tips for a New Year Reboot

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Discussion Using the Talk Show Format to Teach History

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Discussion Mr. J: The Value of a Listening Teacher

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Discussion Why Can’t the U.S. Education System Be More Like the NBA?

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Discussion 7 Tips to Overcome Your Fears and Achieve Your Dreams

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Discussion What are We Teaching our Students? A Case for Going Beyond Test

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Discussion Head, Heart, and Muscle: Little Writers, Big Voice

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Discussion Department Meetings Done Right

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Discussion What Students Remember Most About Teachers

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Discussion The First Amendment, a Captive Audience, and "The Grinch Memo"

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Discussion Empathy and Critical Thinking

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Discussion Don’t Trip Over The Bar: Thoughtful Planning for “Throw-Away” Days

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Discussion Fulfilling Behavior Prophecies

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Discussion 7 Reasons Why Religion Must Be Taught in School

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Discussion The Power of an Invested Teacher

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Discussion The Six Parts of an Effective Campus Newsletter

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Discussion Welcoming, Encouraging and Supporting the Unfamiliar

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

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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 4 Steps to Better Writers

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blog Passion-Based Learning

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blog Our Boys Need Us: The Power of Mentoring

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Discussion Making Space for Thinking

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blog Future Ready: Roadmaps to Tech Integration

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

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blog Controlling the Power of Words: Teaching Students How to Confront Insults

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

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blog Educate to Liberate: Build an Anti-Racist Classroom

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blog Strategies for Getting and Keeping the Brain’s Attention

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blog A Look Inside the Classroom of the Future

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blog Questions Before Answers: What Drives a Great Lesson?

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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 Travel the World From Your Classroom: Free iPad Apps for Virtual Field Trips

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

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